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Blog Posts in 2019

  • Commonly prescribed drugs are tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults, study says

    Take a look at this article posted by CNN in June. It discusses a link between commonly prescribed prescription drugs and dementia. https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/24/health/dementia-risk-drug-study/index.html
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  • Caregiver Holiday Tips

    These tips may come in handy when planning for the holiday season! Please read and share them with your friends, loved ones and fellow caregivers. https://www.alzheimersla.org/holiday-tips/
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  • Holiday Scams Targeting the Elderly

    The holiday season brings out the bad guys in force. Scams targeting the elderly ramp up this time of year because con artists know that seniors are both more vulnerable and more charitable with Christmas around the corner. Seniors can take steps to ensure they aren’t being ripped off, and adult children can be vigilant of their parents’ finances and interactions to hopefully catch potential scams ...
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    EVERYONE HAS A STORY I came across this post from The Conversation Project , over Thanksgiving weekend. It serves as a wonderful reminder that even festive occasions are a good place to talk about your wishes. As we gather with friends and family this holiday season, take the time to find out what is really important to those we love. Could there be a better gift? Maureen Jennings gathered family ...
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 10: Warning Signs

    Differentiating between normal forgetfulness due to aging or a more serious disease is complicated… https://youtu.be/4-IpfsWhWcU
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  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Learn how you can get involved. #TDOR http://glaad.org/tdor https://www.glaad.org/blog/how-observe-transgender-day-remembrance
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 9: Hallucinations

    Caregiver Tips Video 9: Hallucinations Your loved one is showing signs of paranoia and unusual thoughts… How do you deal with this new and alarming behavior? https://youtu.be/bLtTUxuLycE
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  • Caregiver Tips - Video 8: 'New Diagnosis'

    Alzheimer's LA Caregiver Tips - Ep. 8 'New Diagnosis' You’ve received devastating news and, even if you were expecting it, figuring out how to move forward can seem challenging. https://youtu.be/2uvy1N4b0tc
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  • Are our Veteran's at Higher Risk?

    Today is a special day in the U.S., set aside to honor our Veteran's. Parades and pride, prayers, and somber moments of silence to honor the fallen. Much of our attention can be lured to the past. But what about the future? America's brave service men and women are at risk and may not event know it. This article posted by Military.com brings our attention the the very real connection between our ...
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 7: Legal Planning

    Getting your dad’s affairs in order can encompass many things, so where do you start? The latest video in the Caregiver Tips video series from Alzheimer's LA discusses a subject near and dear to our heart. https://youtu.be/XvkKHNUKIw4
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 6: Guilt

    Dividing your time between so many major responsibilities is draining. How do you manage feeling guilty when your best doesn’t feel like enough? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMqaspvBT_c&feature=youtu.be
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 5: Bathing

    The challenge to maintain good hygiene is faced by many caregivers. You want to know how to make this a less stressful routine. https://youtu.be/9d79YgDyOxM
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 4: Anger, Frustration & Fighting

    You want to offer the best support to your loved one and keep everyone safe, including yourself. How can you make this situation with your grandmother more positive? https://youtu.be/3ylokN-4a5M
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  • Nobel Prize = Exercise Your Brain

    The Noble Prize winnings announced today are epic! Not just because the recipients have changed our world, but because all three are over the age of 70! The oldest is John Goodenough , a 97 year old scientist! John Goodenough is still active and doing research at the University of Texas. NINETY SEVEN! ...
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  • Caregiver Tips Video 3: Therapeutic Fibs

    Have you ever heard the phrase “Therapeutic Fibs?” What exactly does this mean and how can you use this approach yourself? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZnwvJloD9E#action=share
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