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How to Cope with Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout

How to Cope With Alzheimer’s Caregiver Burnout You are watching your once mentally sharp loved one decline before your eyes. Their unpredictable behaviors, mood swings, confusion, and memory loss cause deep concern. The fear that your loved one may wander off, fall down or have some other accident is overwhelming. Family caregivers often struggle to balance dementia care while working, [...]

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5 Medicare Open Enrollment Scams to Avoid

Open enrollment is happening and we wanted to share this informative article from our friends at aging.com 5 Medicare Open Enrollment Scams to Avoid by Marlo Sollitto   Con artists and scammers are constantly inventing new ways to take advantage of people. Unfortunately, older adults tend to be more trusting of strangers and less aware of the newest ploys these dishonest [...]

By |October 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Medicare Open Enrollment Scams to Avoid

How can seniors foster connection and reduce loneliness?

How can seniors foster connection and reduce loneliness? For seniors, maintaining social connections and staying in touch with loved ones improves their quality of life and improves health. For example, socially isolated seniors have a 59% greater mental and physical decline risk than those who do not experience social isolation. In addition, social socialization has been shown to slow Alzheimer's [...]

By |September 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on How can seniors foster connection and reduce loneliness?

How to care for seniors at home for as long as possible

How to care for seniors at home for as long as possible People often say, “I promised her I’d never put her in a nursing home.” or, “Dad told me he never wanted to live in one of those places.” For a variety of reasons, caregivers may choose to care for their older adults at home. And as long as [...]

By |August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to care for seniors at home for as long as possible

A Holocaust Survivor’s Story – Meet Etta

Every Holocaust survivor's story is different and each experience unique. The testimonies remain powerful and relevant, as they bring history alive beyond books. Etta O., a client of the Alpert JFS Holocaust Survivors Assistance program, recently shared her Holocaust experience with students at Independence Middle School. The child of a Russian Army officer lived in Odessa with her parents and [...]

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Senior Mental Health – How to Help

How to Help a Senior with Mental Health Issues Here are some tips for helping a senior manage their behavioral health and ensuring they get the physical and mental care they need: Prepare for doctor’s appointments by discussing the senior’s adherence to medication routines, problems or missed dosages any side effects they may be experiencing. Use this conversation to develop [...]

By |July 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senior Mental Health – How to Help
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