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Maintaining Brain Health

Published: Jul 13, 2015

By MD Mercury, gerontologist Mental capital encompasses cognitive and emotional resources that effect learning capacity and resiliency in facing stress. Compared to younger adults, older adults have more difficulty with the number of relations that...

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SOCIAL POLICIES & AGING NETWORKS By MD Mercury, Gerontologist

Published: Jul 13, 2015

An important role of aging networks will be in the updating and remaking of social policies that will keep up with the needs and changes of a diverse and growing aging population. Service networks have been committed to the old and oldest old along with...

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Aging Parents can Regain their Health and Autonomy with Home Care Services.

Published: Jul 13, 2015

Living at a distance from aging parents along with busy jobs and child rearing can be very challenging to care for parents who live may live alone with heath issues. Self efficiency is most important to older adults especially when they are re located...

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Senior home care agencies expand workforce in 2015

Published: Jul 13, 2015

Matching caregivers with older adult clients will increase in 2015 to meet the rising demand for at home senior care. The growing baby boom population combined with the desire for more older adults to age in their homes rather than at a nursing home or...

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Health and Financial issues with home care

Published: Jul 13, 2015

Providing home care for a loved one is a difficult task and problems can arise. Just because there are issues, doesn’t mean you aren’t doing a good job. Some issues can be solved easily, while others may be more difficult or require assistance from a...

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Common concerns about starting in Home Care

Published: Jul 13, 2015

Organizing care at home for your loved one can be a stressful task. Studies have shown that most people prefer to stay at home and that being placed in a facility is not the first option. Sometimes, family members can handle the tasks of caring for a...

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Alzheimer’s Red Plate Study

Published: Jul 13, 2015

Studies show that patients with advanced Alzheimer’s had a level of food intake that was 25% higher when they were served food on bright red plates instead of ordinary white plates, and an 84% increase in fluids when using red drink ware. Progressive...

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Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)

Published: Jul 13, 2015

How is it used to detect Dementia/Alzheimer’s? Mini Mental State Examination, also known as MMSE is a short 30-point questionnaire test that is used to detect complaints of memory problems. It can be used by clinicians to help diagnose dementia and to...

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