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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

by Senior Care Society on 01/09/2012 - 06:33 am
Tag: Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 35 million individuals worldwide and costs the global economy more than $600 billion. Alzheimer’s is an international health epidemic that impacts people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
 
September is World Alzheimer’s Month and an opportunity to raise awareness of this devastating disease on a global level. If you know an individual who is in need of information on Alzheimer’s, you can direct them to the following resources in multiple languages from the Alzheimer’s Association:
 

Brain Tour – A virtual tour of the brain that helps to explain how the brain works and how Alzheimer’s disea ...

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Know What To Do, About The Flu

by Senior Care Society on 09/27/2011 - 11:43 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

For older adults, the seasonal flu can be very serious, even deadly. Each year in the U.S., deaths from flu-related causes range from 3,300 to 48,600 (average of 23,600), and more than 200,000 are hospitalized from serious flu complications. Ninety percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older.
 
Actions To Take This Flu Season
1. Get Your Flu Shot
Getting vaccinated means not only protecting yourself, but not spreading the flu to your spouse, children, or grandchildren. CDC recommends getting the vaccine as soon as it becomes available in your community because it takes the body about two weeks to build up immunity ...

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Preparing for the Future

by Senior Care Society on 09/26/2011 - 05:10 am
Tag: Caregiver Advice

When is the right time to begin discussing your parent’s future?  While it doesn’t sound natural that a child should be talking to a parent about their future, it is important to be prepared for unforeseen events.  As they get older and require more assistance, it will also create added stress for you and your family.
 
 
We all think that we are going to live forever and never want to think of a day when our parents may not be able to care for themselves, so we tend to not want to think about what happens if we can no longer care for ourselves.  With over 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day for the next 17 years our senior care industry is going to ...

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2011 National Assisted Living Week

by Senior Care Society on 09/10/2011 - 05:59 am
Tag: Special Occasions

NCAL established National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) in 1995 as a way to promote assisted living to the public. It provides a unique opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community to come together to celebrate and show the residents how much we care for and love them. 
 
Share your idea's on how to you are planning to recognize the people involved in caring for your loved one.

Grandparents Day, 2011

by Senior Care Society on 09/08/2011 - 10:58 am
Tag: Special Occasions

This Sunday, September 11 is National Grandparents Day.  In honor of grandparents I wanted to share a personal story.
 
For years as a very young child I remembered thinking how weird it was that other kids had two sets of grandparents.  I was only fortunate enough to ever know my maternal grandparents.  They lived two doors away from us and I have fond memories of sneaking down to their house for special treats or to escape home when I got in trouble.  They were always available to me when I had a question to be answered or just wanted some company on a sunny day.  They have since passed on and I now have children of my own. 
 
Oddly enough, my c ...

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