Maruja Venegus is amazing.

Posted November 30, 2012
The AAPR Blog shares her story of giving.  Have a relaxing weekend! Peru Radio Host Still Broadcasting for Kids at 97 By Carla Salazar of The Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — It was the golden age of radio and World War II still raged when Maruja Venegas began broadcasting a show for Peru’s children. Sixty-eight years later, her “Radio Club Infantil” is still on the air, making the 97-year-old Venegas the globe’s longest-running radio personality, according to Guinness World Records.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Local, Free Event this Saturday hopes to expand your thoughts on aging…

Posted November 29, 2012
Join your neighbors for a Community Conversation: Aging in & around the 47th Ward Stay active – involved – engaged – influential Saturday, December 1st, 2012 10 am – 12 pm Old Town School of Music 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue Featuring: Ameya Pawar, Alderman, 47th Ward of Chicago Robyn Golden, Rush University Medical Center Phil Ponce, Host, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight   Who should come?  You! Participate in a grassroots community-driven initiative to create a community for all ages.   Anyone age 50 and better interested in living their best years at home and creating their ideal community for the future. ...
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Posted November 28, 2012
 At a loss for how to approach these delicate subjects? provides some sage advice: How to Have "The Talk" With Your Parents By Paula Spencer Scott, senior editor Wondering how to start the conversation with an aging parent about a sensitive topic? Whether you need to talk about moving, giving up driving, or bringing in help, knowing which words to use and to avoid can improve the odds of moving toward solutions.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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CNN: Cholesterol Drug Recall

Posted November 27, 2012
Is anyone you know taking this medication?  The 10, 20 and 80 milligram bottles have been recalled. Please check prescription bottles and read below for more details... Cholesterol drug recalled over glass concerns By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- A manufacturer of a popular cholesterol-reducing medication has recalled more than 40 batches of the product after warning that they may contain small particles of glass...   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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New Old Age: Turning a Home Into a Hospital

Posted November 26, 2012
One woman shares her experience with hospice care for her Mother... Turning a Home Into a Hospital By LINDA G. BEELER   At age 96, my mother moved to New York City to live with me and my family in our two-bedroom Manhattan apartment after becoming increasingly isolated while living alone in Florida. She moved into my sons’ bedroom surrounded by all manner of adolescent paraphernalia, including every style of trendy sneakers, a giant papier-mâché statue of Michael Jordan and a poster of Bob Marley.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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National Institute on Aging

Posted November 23, 2012
Here's an article from the NIA to help caregivers prepare for hospitalization of their loved one. Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss A trip to the hospital with a person who has memory loss or dementia can be stressful for both of you. This brochure can relieve some of that stress by helping you prepare for both unexpected and planned hospital visits.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Encouraging eating: Advice for at-home dementia caregivers

Posted November 22, 2012
It's not hard to encourage eating today, am I right?  I found some great tips from The National Institute on Aging to promote a stress free day of eating for all you most generous Caregivers! Tips for Making Mealtimes Easier and More Enjoyable View mealtimes as opportunities for social interaction and success for yourself and the person with dementia.  A warm & happy tone of voice can set the mood.  Try to make mealtimes calm, comfortable, and reassuring.  Be patient, avoid rushing through meals, and give the person enough time to finish the meal...    To continue reading the entire ...
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Signs of Alzheimer’s at the holidays

Posted November 21, 2012
Here's a good article from the Alzheimer's Association to read before the big day... Signs of Alzheimer’s at the holidays In addition to a new dessert recipe or family vacation photos, bring an important gift home this holiday season and become educated about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Free Event Today: Alzheimer’s in the Latino Community

Posted November 20, 2012
Here's an event happening later today helping highlight the impact Alzheimer's has on our Latino community.  I hope you can make it and my apologies for the late notice!  The Alzheimer’s Association®, Greater Illinois Chapter is seeking to reach the Latino community of Chicagoland with Spanish-speaking education programs. The program Alzheimer’s Disease in the Latino Community will take place from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 13 at the Cicero Public Library, 5225 W. Cermak Road, Cicero. The program will include a short film as well as an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Latinos.To continue reading the entire ...
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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Posted November 19, 2012
In honor of tradition we'll be posting all about Alzheimer's this week.  We'll start with history and new technology that successfully connects those affected directly and indirectly...   Image Source: Wiki Images From the Alzheimer's Association: In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  President Bill Clinton named the week of Thanksgiving as a time to honor caregivers in 1997, and that has expanded to National Family Caregivers Month.     To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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