AARP: 6 Helpful Books for Caregivers

Posted September 28, 2012
I've included links to Amazon along with their pricing, below each picture.  One book was written by the founder of one of my favorite sources here, New Old Age!  We'd love to hear your reviews on any of these books you've read.  Have a great weekend!   Suggested reading for anyone facing the challenges of caring for a loved one by: Julie Kimball | from: AARP Caring for a parent or spouse can be thankless, heartbreaking, uplifting, exhausting and fulfilling — often all at once. The following authors, caregivers themselves, share their experiences in books filled with courage, raw emotion and no-holds-barred honesty (including ...
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Mayo Clinic: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Posted September 27, 2012
Here's the full rundown on the basics of Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  The Mayo Clinic's website is loaded with great information -- check it out! Definition By Mayo Clinic staff Sudden cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness. Sudden cardiac arrest usually results from an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action, stopping blood flow to the rest of your body.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Caregivers' Concerns About Older Adults Driving and What to Do About It

Posted September 26, 2012
 More solid information from Caring.com:  Worried about an older adult's driving skills? You're not alone. Here's how to approach this sensitive issue. By Connie Matthiessen, Caring.com senior editor Caregivers say that talking to an older adult about giving up the car keys is one of the most difficult -- and important -- tasks they face, according to a recent survey by Caring.com in partnership with the National Safety Council.    To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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McKnight's: Stability, positive numbers elevate seniors housing investment

Posted September 25, 2012
  McKnight's reports on the senior housing... Stability, positive numbers elevate seniors housing investment   McKnight's Staff Seniors housing has shown why it continues to be a solid investment, the head of the industry's leading housing and care investment center said Thursday.   “We never saw negative rent growth,” said National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry President and CEO Robert Kramer in a special interview with McKnight's Editorial Director John O'Connor.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: The High Cost of Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Posted September 24, 2012
Are you feeling the strain? The High Cost of Out-of-Pocket Expenses By JUDITH GRAHAM It comes as a shock: how much people have to spend on medical care for a frail older relative in the last several years of life. A common assumption is that Medicare will pay for almost everything. But that’s mistaken.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: Health Care Reform: Myths vs. Facts

Posted September 21, 2012
Have you also been confused about Health Care Reform?  You are not alone.   Here, the AARP gives it to us straight: 11 Myths About Health Care Reform The hype about the law, including its impact on Medicare, is confusing — and scary.  Here’s the truth: by: Beth Howard | from: AARP The Magazine | September 2012 The looming presidential election is heating up the rhetoric on health care reform. But how much of it is true?   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Mayo Clinic: Alzheimer's: Making mealtimes easier

Posted September 20, 2012
 Here are some helpful this to consider from the Mayo Clinic.   Alzheimer's and eating can be a challenge. Understand what causes eating problems and take simple steps to ensure good nutrition. By Mayo Clinic staff Alzheimer's disease and eating challenges often go hand in hand. As Alzheimer's progresses, poor nutrition can aggravate confusion and lead to physical weakness, as well as increase the risk of infection and other health concerns. If you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's, understand what causes eating problems and take steps to optimize good nutrition.   To continue reading the entire article ...
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Caring.com: Respite Care Explained

Posted September 19, 2012
 Caring.com has a great list of options for Caregivers needing some time to reboot.   How often to you feel burnout? 8 Ways to Arrange Breaks from Caregiving By Barbara Kate Repa, Caring.com Senior Editor Options for respite care range from informal agreements with friends and neighbors to formal contracts for services with an agency or onsite at a facility. Here are eight ways to do it: To continue reading the entire article click HERE  
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New Old Age: A Choice of Community Care, in Your Own Home

Posted September 18, 2012
I wanted to share this article... A Choice of Community Care, in Your Own Home By JUDITH GRAHAM For 51 years, Catherine Mack has lived in a four-bedroom house in Haddon Township, N.J. Even at age 96, she has no intention of leaving. Joining other older adults at a nearby retirement community doesn’t appeal to her, although the facility is attractive and has a great reputation.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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McKnight’s: Senate designates Sept. 22 National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Posted September 17, 2012
Keep an eye on your loved one... McKnight's Staff The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution intended to raise awareness for fall-prevention practices for the elderly.   The resolution, introduced by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), establishes Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 — the first day of fall, er, autumn — as “National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.” Kohl chairs the Senate's Special Committee on Aging.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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