June is Men’s Health Month 2018

Posted June 21, 2016
June is Men’s Health Month 2018
Traditionally, every June is National Men’s Health Month in the United States. Senior Living Experts wants to help men live longer, healthier lives. Men’s Health Statistics Keep in mind that the leading causes of death in America, in no particular order, are cancer, vascular disease, suicide, and diabetes. Men live an average of 5 years less than women Over half of “premature” deaths in men are preventable Men are less likely than women to make preventative doctor visits than women (50% fewer) Half of all men will experience cancer during their life Men tend to have higher “at risk” lifestyles ...
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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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3 Biggest Mistakes Made When Choosing Assisted Living

Posted March 27, 2011
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Recently I have been at work on a comprehensive guide to choosing assisted living with another senior living advisor, Jackie Wargo in Scottsdale Arizona.  It has been a lot of work and we still have a lot more to get done but in the meantime we are offering a free download of part 1 which is called:  "3 Biggest mistakes adults make when choosing assisted living for their parent or a loved one" If you would like a copy for yourself just fill out the form below.  I am going to try to also put this form on the side ...
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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month for 2010

Posted November 1, 2010
In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month this November, I wanted to let you know about the upcoming ways you can support the Alzheimer’s Association. Casual for a Cause We are asking supporters to go Casual for a Cause at their workplace to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s. For a week or selected day(s), employees could dress down or wear jeans in exchange for a small donation (usually $5) to the Alzheimer's Association. If you would like to participate, please complete the attached form.  Download CFAC Introduction Letter and Registration Form - 11.2010 A complete information packet and ...
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6 New Radio Interviews to Help You and Your Aging Parent

Posted October 11, 2010
Dale Carter, from Transition Aging Parents has announced her fall line up of interviews wiht authors and experts in senior living and caregiving.  She will be covering an array of topics that many of our readers will find helpful including helpful resources, insights to caregiving and actionable tools and strategies. I hope that one or all of these radio interviews will be helpful to you! (Archived recordings of previous interviews can be found at: https://www.transitionagingparents.com/podcasts/)The live show show can be found at:  https://www.blogtalkradio.com/dalecOctober 12th:  Sources of Financial Help for Your Aging Parent Patricia Grace, founder of AgingWithGrace.com and veteran eldercare advocate, ...
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Free Comfort Care Guide from the Alzheimer’s Assocation

Posted August 16, 2010
The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter is pleased offer this free online resource, Encouraging Comfort Care: A Guide for Families of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities. This 21-page booklet provides useful information to families and long-term care facilities personnel about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, particularly care issues related to the late and final stages. For families, this guide will enable them to make informed choices about a variety of medical decisions they may face on behalf of loved ones with dementia living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other types of care facilities. It will also equip ...
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How to Deal with a Difficult Sibling in Decision-making for an Aging Parent

Posted February 23, 2010
It seems that every day I have a similar conversation with friends and colleagues.  “I can’t get our family on the same page about our elderly parent.  It’s like my brother came in from another planet.”  I laughed the first time I heard that statement but realize that’s exactly how I felt about my brother! via www.transitionagingparents.comAnother great post on Dale's Blog.  Thanks for sharing so much of your personal story Dale, it helps us all!
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Are You or Someone You Know Caring For an Elderly Loved One?

Posted December 16, 2009
A few years ago, I had the chance to meet Barbara Friesner, and Elder Care Expert and Founder of AgeWiseLiving.  A while ago, she created “The Ultimate Caregiver’s Success System” which I recommend to any caregiver dealing with an aging parent. Just in time for the holidays, she is offering $100 off AND a free upgrade on shipping so that you can order today and get it in time for Christmas.  It’s a great gift so I thought I would share some information on it!  I had them send me this description because I know she could explain it better ...
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Alzheimer's Reading Room, a great resource

Posted July 31, 2009
Just read another short post on Bob DeMarco's fabulous blog, the Alzheimer's Reading Room.  This one was about how one of the first signs you might look for when someone has dementia that you might not think of is their feet!  Shuffling the feet could be a sign of early cognitive development.  Having worked in an assisted living community with a wonderful section just for those with dementia, I can attest to the fact that many of the residents did shuffle their feet.  It was if they were walking with out lifting their feet.Anyway, that is just one of the ...
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Free Resource Center in Rush University Medical Center (Chicago)

Posted April 10, 2009
The Anne Byron Waud Resource Center is located on the 4th floor of the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center. 710 S. Paulina, Suite 438, Chicago, IL 60612 This service, offered by Rush Generations offers skilled and compassionate professionals that can support you with health, aging and caregiving concerns. Education & Support ongoing education and support groups Benefits CheckUp - determines program eligibility in IL and nationwide Information on diagnosis & treatment options caregiving training & resources planning for future care needs community referrals and info physician referrals and info medicare and insurance information and guidance brochures on community resources books ...
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