Senior Will Understand Their Ailments

Don't underestimate your elderly parents. Many seniors, even some with confusion, can understand and articulate their ailments. The elderly have a greater understanding of their limitations than we may give them credit for. Listen for hints. When you...

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Do You Witness Parental Aging?

A very dear friend said to me recently, "Isn't it humbling that we are living as the "sandwich generation"? We had been discussing how busy life gets while tending to work, households, our own children (and maybe their children!),...

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Seniors and Driving – Discussion with Mom and Dad

Experts believe that any discussions on driving with elderly parents are likely to be emotional for all concerned, including family members. However, this meeting/discussion should not be put off. Here are some suggestions on the process: - Be prepared...

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Telling Elderly Parent to Stop Driving

Truthfully, a difficult decision and discussion. There is no universal approach for family members and parents on this issue. It is normal and natural to question how best to broach conversation with Mom and Dad. Families are not sure...

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Medicare Coverage Continues to Shrink

Re-posting a timely article on the financial strain of Medicare and Medicaid coverage and home care industry reimbursements. There is not enough money to fully cover all elderly in need. Seniors need to understand the responsibility to...

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Treatments for Colorectal Cancer

How do doctors treat an elder for colorectal cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, when colorectal cancer is caught early, a person has a five-year survival rate of more than 90 percent. Treatment options for colon cancer include...

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What Do Caregivers Do?

I recently read this post, and felt it worthy of repeating. Services and support provided by caregivers is important for our elderly... What, exactly, does a caregiver cover on a daily basis? Well, here are some areas of...

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Heart Health for Seniors

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States among seniors. Over 17.3 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Our elderly are especially prone to cardiovascular complications. It is important for...

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February is “Heart Month”

The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Over 17 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Our elderly population is especially prone to cardiovascular complications. Every February is designated as American Heart...

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Seniorities – State and Local Resources for Scituate Residents

Co-host, "Seniorities" As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host a regular cable TV program with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the COA. We recently sat down to discuss and review various state and local resources...

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