Thursday, January 29, 2015

People Who Are Caregivers

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Under Minding Our Elders, Carol is an author, blogger and columnist on aging and caregiving support.

Music Therapy Goes High Tech for Alzheimer's

Music therapy has come into its own during the last decade as caregivers, care facilities and hospice organizations have recognized the therapeutic power that music can have on ill and suffering people. This therapy has been successfully delivered by a single staff member playing a guitar for a residents’ sing-along, a specialized harpist... Read moreChevron

posted 01/28/2015, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Alzheimer's Caregiver

Fiber Is Important Part of Healthy Diet

Fiber! It’s something we often don’t want to talk about, but making sure you have enough fiber in your diet is one of the most important things you can do for yourself health-wise. Therefore, I was really pleased when leading expert Sherry Torkos was able to provide some valuable information on this subject.  


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posted 01/20/2015, comments (0)|
Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo

Alzheimer's Care Group/Sollievo, Community Member

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The Transition from Home to Adult Day Care or Nursing Home Living

Many families gain unexpected insight when they first admit a loved one into an adult day program or a nursing home.

Often they tour these facilities with a marketing or admissions person who follows a script meant to highlight features in the facility of which they are proud.  This is the time to ask questions of the caregivers... Read moreChevron

Joseph

Joseph, Community Member

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I am a retired postal worker who used to coordinate care for my elderly mom.

After Hospice

On August 31, 2010, my mother passed away on what was an otherwise unremarkable afternoon.  Hospice had accurately predicted her last day of life and my family was there with her, as I held her hand during her last few breaths.  It was a day of mixed feelings, some grief and some relief.  The sadness of mom's passing was tempered... Read moreChevron

gerifitz

gerifitz, Community Member

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Taking care of Gumpa

Since our granddaughter was 18 months old, she is now 2, she has taken care of "Gumpa" when we have visited her in Florida.  She loved to go wake him up in the morning and give him his glasses.  She would then show him where the bathroom was and wait for him outside the door.  She would then take his hand and take him to the... Read moreChevron