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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Five Wishes

Discussing a living will with your loved one is probably one of the more difficult (but most important) conversations of your life. Who should be in charge of medical decisions once communication is no longer possible? How important is comfort care to your loved one? What types of medical procedures do they want or not […]

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Surprising Signs of Dementia

You may be concerned about your loved one’s recent forgetfulness or inability to remember appointments or other details. Is it normal “senior moments” or early signs of Dementia? Some commons early symptoms of dementia include memory loss or behavioral changes. However, you should also keep in mind the lesser known symptoms listed below.

1. Use of […]

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Medication Management

Managing a senior’s medication regime, especially if they are unable to do so for themselves, is a complex task. A lack of medication monitoring can result in non-compliance or double-dosing, both of which can be detrimental to a senior’s health. There are several technologies available that can offer medication reminders, or even dispense the medication […]

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Drug Interaction Checker

About half of Americans aged 65 and older take five or more medications, many of whom mix prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements. Add to this statistic the fact that adverse drug reactions occur two to three times more frequently in seniors, and you have a really good reason to check for drug interactions […]

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Music Therapy

Everyone can relate to the power of music. It can stir up memories and emotions and energy like nothing else. Research shows that music can have a profound impact on the elderly, particularly those suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Filmmaker¬†Michael Rossato-Bennett created an incredible documentary, Alive Inside, that explores the impact of music on […]

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The Importance of Respite

While becoming the caregiver for an elderly parent is a beautiful honor, it can also be exhausting and overwhelming. What many don’t realize that the only way to provide the BEST possible care for your family member is to take the BEST possible care of yourself. This means getting adequate rest, making sure your own […]

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Disaster Preparedness

You never know what Mother Nature is going to throw your way, especially this time of year. Thunderstorms are a regular event and tornado and hurricane warnings have already been popping up. Being prepared for these unexpected situations is vital when you are caring for a senior. Here are a few questions to ask yourself […]

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Summer is Heating Up!

After a long winter, we are finally seeing temperatures on the rise! As summer begins, it is important to consider senior safety. Seniors are more prone to heat-related illness and dehydration. There are many chronic illnesses and prescription medications that affect the body’s ability to regulate temperature.

Here are some Senior Safety Tips to consider this […]

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Operation Medicine Cabinet

Do you have unused, unwanted or expired medications or sharps that you would like to safely get rid of? Partners in Aging is sponsoring another Operation Medicine Cabinet on Saturday, April 26th at 7 different area locations. Just drive up and drop off, no questions asked.  Call our office for more information.

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Commonwealth Coordinated Care

If you or your loved one receives full benefits through Medicaid and Medicare, you’ve probably heard about Commonwealth Coordinated Care (CCC). Our area has been chosen by the state to take part in a demonstration of this program that aims to enhance the benefits currently offered by Medicare and Medicaid, while closing gaps and eliminating […]

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