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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day — Act to Protect Seniors

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day — Act to Protect Seniors

You might be horrified at the number of our beloved seniors who fall victim to elder abuse. Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. That is 1 in 10 seniors — we should all be horrified! According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), elders throughout the US lose over $36.5 billion annually… Continue Reading

5 Geriatric Care Focus Areas — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

5 Geriatric Care Focus Areas — Family Caregiver Quick Tip

As we age, we are at risk for development of a variety of medical problems. Our senior loved ones may already have multiple medical issues and could be at risk for more. They want medical care that is thorough and consistent, seeking expert advice to prevent worsening medical issues. Family caregivers hope that their senior’s… Continue Reading

Transforming Family Caregiving — Conversation with Seniorlink on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast

Transforming Family Caregiving — Conversation with Seniorlink on the Senior Care Corner® Podcast

http://media.blubrry.com/senior_care_corner/p/content.blubrry.com/senior_care_corner/SCC_69-Seniorlink_Conversation_and_Discussion_of_RAISE_Act.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFamily caregiving, as we have long discussed, is often a thankless, solitary labor of love for those providing care for senior loved ones. The tremendous contributions of family caregivers have likewise failed to get their deserved recognition from the healthcare system or government agencies and officials. None of that… Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Impacts — Actions for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Impacts — Actions for Caregivers

Alzheimer’s and related dementias touch the lives of us all. Most people are either personally caring for a loved one with dementia or know someone who is living with dementia or caring for a person with dementia (or have it themselves). It has become rare to not be affected by dementia. Unpaid family caregivers are… Continue Reading

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family… Continue Reading





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