Family and Denial

In addition to our elderly parents, other family members may also suffer from denial. Have you ever said to yourself, "Mom and Dad seem ok. When I spoke with them last week, they said everything was fine." Can you honestly...

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National Caregiver Month – part 2

There is a need to take care of the caregivers. Here are some additional thoughts on navigating resources and family in order to provide care for elderly. -- Family meetings & communication: Holiday visits may be an opportunity to have...

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November – National Family Caregiver Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. It is a time set aside to acknowledge, honor and support over 65 million Americans who currently provide care for elderly and disabled loved ones. These are people who are taking care of, and...

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“Informed Aging & Your Future” Nov. 6th

Location: Hingham Council on Aging, 224 Central St., Hingham, MA 02043 Date: 11am - 2pm, Friday, November 6th, 2015. Event: "4th Annual...Informed Aging & Your Future” seminar will feature a panel of 8 elder specialists representing industries that cater to and...

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It is Summer — Stay Alert for Dehydration.

Summer is here. Finally! However, along with high temperatures comes humidity, and some heat exhaustion. It’s more important than ever for the elderly, and family caregivers, to remain alert to water in-take and proper hydration. Many times we rely on...

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Anniversary of “Older Americans Act”

This May marks the 50th anniversary of the "Older Americans Act". Congress passed the Act in 1965 in response to a lack of community social services for older persons. Medicare, in effect since July 1, 1966, will also celebrate...

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Did You Know?? Uninsured Health Penalties

I came across this information recently. Something everyone should know -- there will be tax penalties assessed for those ignoring the health care mandate. Please read the summary below: Tax penalties for remaining uninsured have risen significantly. Every adult without...

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Do You Have a Plan for Aging?

It's no secret: None of us are getting any younger, and more people who are growing old are living longer than ever before. But what most of us tend to shove to the back of our minds is the...

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Surgery – Peripheral Artery Disease

Our third installment concerning "peripheral artery disease" covers invasive surgical procedures which may be employed to correct obstructions, strengthen arterial walls, and/or by-pass deteriorated arterial pathways altogether. In some cases, angioplasty or bypass or thrombolytic therapy surgery may be necessary...

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Treatment – Peripheral Artery Disease

Treatment for peripheral artery disease has two major goals. The first is to manage symptoms, such as leg pain, so that you can resume physical activities. The second is to stop the progression of atherosclerosis throughout your body to...

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