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NOV and DEC 2017 SRT meetings - Join us for the following ACM Care Management SRT meetings this month. Feel free to invite a friend or interested colleague! Please read through for the interesting presenters that are planned. Please check the website for updates periodically. Feel free to email ACM Care at info@acmcare.org with any questions. The ACM Care Senior Resource Teams...
elder-woman-holding-caregiver-hand How to Encourage Seniors to Socialize in Assisted Living Facilities - Moving into assisted living can be difficult for a senior citizen. They may be in denial about moving into a facility, scared, or just unsure of new settings and new people involved. Socialization however is important to their adjustment and future health outcomes. Socialization has been shown to increase happiness and ward off depressive episodes....
health care reform What is Advocacy? Who is an advocate? - Advocacy is the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. An advocate is a person who represents and works with a person or group of people who may need support and encouragement to exercise their rights. Do you, or a loved one need an advocate? Health Care Advocates can monitor a loved one’s...
senior health orange juice What is a Concierge Doctor in Eldercare? - Concierge medicine and the use of a concierge doctor is the current rage. So what is concierge medicine? Concierge Medicine is a contractual, professional relationship between a patient and a primary care physician in which the patient pays an annual fee or retainer. There may be additional charges also. In exchange for the annual fee,...
Should we get Grandma a dog? - Pets can be difficult to take care of at times, but they also provide beneficial relationships for many seniors and disabled persons. The following are some examples: 1. Companionship. Having pet can help prevent a senior from feeling lonely and provide a close relationship with daily interactions. 2. Exercise. Taking a dog out for daily...
What do I need to retire? What should I do in preparation for retirement? - As people age, they typically start looking at retirement with a degree of caution in their eyes. So how do you save enough money for retirement in style? The following tips may help you: 1. Budget carefully. Once you retire income usually declines and while some expenses also go down, you may need to budget...
Is it Elder Abuse? - Every year in the US more than half a million reports of elder abuse reach authorities and a million more go unreported. Abuse of the elderly can happen anywhere from their own homes, to relative’s homes, to healthcare facilities. There are many different types of abuse including physical and emotional abuse, to neglect, to exploitation....
alzheimers and stress Caregiver Stress and Alzheimers - Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and it is a growing concern worldwide. In the United States, there are more than 5 million with Alzheimer’s and it is also the 6th leading cause of death in the US. One in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia in the US. Worldwide there...
How do I manage alzheimer’s and dementia symptoms and behaviors? - There are two common types of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and dementias. The first is cognitive, which has to do with mental functioning. The common symptoms in the cognitive category are the following: • Repetition of thoughts/sayings • Delusions or false thoughts • Judgement impairments • Confusion and forgetfulness • Medication mis-management The second type...
Coffee: warding off mild cognitive impairment? - A recent study shows that drinking one to two cups of coffee a day can help reduce the rate of developing mild cognitive impairment. This study was done on 1,445 individuals ages 65-84. In this study, researchers found that people who drank 1-2 cups of coffee daily had a lower rate of developing mild cognitive...