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Caregiver Help

Tips and advice for those caring for loved ones and elderly parents at  home.

Does Your Parent’s Medication Put Them at Serious Risk?

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
While prescribed to help, medications can pose risks for seniors. There are valid reasons to regularly check out prescriptions in your loved one's medicine cabinet.
Does Your Parent’s Medication Put Them at Serious Risk?

Why Storms Are So Scary to Alzheimer's Sufferers

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
Thunder and lightning can be terrifying for Alzheimer's sufferers and with violent storms moving through regularly during the summer, it's good to know how to help a patient or loved one cope.
Why Storms Are So Scary to Alzheimer's Sufferers

Reducing the Risk of Falls by Improving Vision, Strength and Balance

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
Every 18 seconds a senior is treated in an emergency department for a fall. Even beloved pets, which help improve quality of life, can trip up a senior. The following 10 suggestions reduce the risk of falls by improving vision, strength and balance.
Reducing the Risk of Falls by Improving Vision, Strength and Balance

Is International Travel Safe for My 80-Year Old Mom

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 26, 2017
Whether in the United States or abroad, seniors will be among the crowds traveling during the summer months. Medical clearances and travel with friends are among factors to be considered for the elderly.
Is International Travel Safe for My 80-Year Old Mom

Warning Signs: When to Get Help

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 12, 2017
Many of us experience emotional and physical changes that do not significantly interfere with our lives. However, if you or your loved one exhibit several of these warning signs simultaneously, ask your physician for help.
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Warning Signs: When to Get Help

Lifesaving Questions To Ask Your Doctor (And What To Do With The Answers)

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: June 7, 2017
Most people can benefit from taking an active role in their own health care. These questions will help you understand your diagnosis and prognosis, and may help you organize for the future.
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Lifesaving Questions To Ask Your Doctor (And What To Do With The Answers)

A New Look at Long Term Care Planning

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: May 19, 2017
Most people think of long-term care planning in terms of an insurance policy that helps pay for a nursing home when someone can no longer live at home. Financial planning and insurance coverage are important, but they are only part of the solution.
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A New Look at Long Term Care Planning

How is Normal Forgetfulness Different from Dementia?

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: April 24, 2017
Benign Forgetfulness begins in middle age. It is part of the normal aging process and does not interfere significantly with daily activities. Normal forgetfulness DIFFERS from dementia in the following ways:
How is Normal Forgetfulness Different from Dementia?

Resources to Help Continue Caregiving

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: December 29, 2015
The burden of caregiving becomes greater with time. The key to continued ability to give care to elderly loved ones is education and preparation.
Resources to Help Continue Caregiving

The Healing Power of Laughter

By: Judie Rappaport
Date: December 22, 2015
There are many simple things an elderly loved one can do to improve their health and well-being. One of these things is laughter. Sometimes, laughter really can be the best medicine!
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The Healing Power of Laughter