New Old Age: Caring & Coping: End-Of-Life Care

Posted December 31, 2012
We can be better than this, right?  There's no two ways about it... we must!  Here's hoping for some changes in 2013!   United States Lags in Alzheimer’s Support By JUDITH GRAHAM This month, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging released a report examining how five nations — the United States, Australia, France, Japan and Britain — are responding to growing numbers of older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.   To contiue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Mayo Clinic: Senior Health

Posted December 28, 2012
From the Mayo Clinic...   How to prevent and detect malnutrition Malnutrition is a serious senior health issue. Know the warning signs and how to help an older loved one avoid poor nutrition. By Mayo Clinic staff Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being — yet many older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition...    To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Senior Housing News: New Tech Service

Posted December 27, 2012
An article from Senior Housing News shows us the latest technology in Senior Living.  And for even more information on LivHome Care Monitor, see their website where you can register for an introductory webinar on Thurs, Jan. 17th, 2013 from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. PST or Tues, Jan 22nd, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PST. Aging in Place Foothold Strengthened by New Tech Service Written by Jason Oliva A new remote monitoring platform adds another tool to the aging in place movement’s toolbelt by helping seniors keep track of their health in independent settings.  The latest from the Los Angeles-based company LivHOME, the CareMonitor ...
read more Visiting the Elderly

Posted December 26, 2012
Still making your Holiday rounds? provides some helpful tips...     11 Tips for a Terrific Visit With an Elderly Loved One By Paula Spencer Scott, senior editor Unsure what to say or do when you visit an older loved one? Worry about running out things to say? Many people make brief visits to those in assisted living, rehab facilities, or nursing homes -- or avoid visiting completely -- because they dread awkward moments.  Please don't let these concerns stop you from visiting... To contiue reading the entire article click HERE
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Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help

Posted December 24, 2012
I'll be back on Wednesday with regularly scheduled posts.  Merry Christmas Eve!   Staying Independent in Old Age, With a Little Help By JANE E. BRODY My 92-year-old aunt, who is cognitively impaired and requires a walker or wheelchair to get around, still lives in her own apartment, where round-the-clock home health aides help her get to and from the bathroom, bathe, dress and undress, and go outside each day for some fresh air...   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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AAPR: Dealing With Grief During the Holidays

Posted December 21, 2012
Sorry to end the week on a sad note, but grief & death do not care it's the Holidays.  My hope is that this article helps to provide some comfort during a difficult time you and your family or in my case friends (a dear friend just lost her Grandmother this week) may be experiencing.   Take solace in the weekend and remember, although it may feel like it, at least the world didn't actually end today!  Sorry Mayans. 10 things to help get you through this difficult time by: Amy Goyer | from: AARP  Grieving the loss of a loved one is ...
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New Old Age: more from Caring & Coping

Posted December 20, 2012
Here's another informative article worth sharing from New Old Age: Older People Become What They Think, Study Shows By JUDITH GRAHAM All of us have beliefs — many of them subconscious, dating back to childhood — about what it means to get older. Psychologists call these “age stereotypes.” And, it turns out, they can have an important effect on seniors’ health.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Posted December 19, 2012
This information might be old news, but with the stress the Holidays can bring these tips from can act as a reminder to help make sure you loved ones are getting the sleep they need. 5 Practical Tips to Help You Sleep Better By Laurie Udesky, senior editor Quick summary As we age, the architecture of our sleep changes dramatically. The deep, delectable sleep in which we're oblivious to the outside world and its sounds, called slow wave sleep, becomes shorter and more elusive. Our total sleep time also declines. Infants sleep an average of 11.6 hours per night, but by ...
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New Old Age: Caring & Coping: Family Relationships

Posted December 17, 2012
I'm sure most can relate here...  In the Middle: Why Elderly Couples Fight By SUSAN SELIGER George and Gracie (let’s call them that because using their real names would make them even unhappier than they already appear to be) are in their 80s and married for more than 65 years. Until recently they seemed to ride the waves that are inevitable in any marriage that spans nearly seven decades; through good and bad, they were partners and best friends.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Assisted Living: What changed in 2012?

Posted December 17, 2012
Senior Housing News highlights changes in Assisted Living from this past year... Background Checks, Medication & Caregiving Top State Regulation Changes in 2012 Written by Jason Oliva | December 17, 2012  The most common assisted living reform changes reported in 2012 related to background checks, medication, and caregiving, according to the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) State & Regulatory Snapshot.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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