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The Benefits of Recreational Activities for Memory Care

The Benefits of Recreational Activities for Memory Care

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Caring for someone with dementia requires a multifaceted approach. As memory loss progresses, individual needs shift and evolve. Finding the right living environment, securing specialized medical care, and navigating the complexities of long-term care planning are crucial. But equally important is prioritizing quality of life. This is where recreational activities come to the forefront in…
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Exploring the Role of Care Managers in Memory Care

Exploring the Role of Care Managers in Memory Care

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The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia brings about a whirlwind of challenges and concerns. Families grapple with how to ensure their loved one’s safety, how to find the best possible care, and how to navigate the complex and often overwhelming world of medical and long-term care options. The emotional toll is immense, leaving them feeling…
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Understanding Memory Care A Guide for Seniors and Families

Understanding Memory Care: A Guide for Seniors and Families

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Watching a loved one struggle with the challenges of memory loss can be a heartbreaking experience. As Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia progress, the resulting confusion, disorientation, and frustration can be difficult for both the individual and their loved ones. It’s overwhelming to figure out what comes next, how to provide the best…
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National Cancer Survivors Day: Celebrating Resilience

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Today, on June 2, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day– a day dedicated to the resilience and strength of cancer survivors everywhere. In the senior community, this day holds a special significance, shining a light on the incredible journeys many have navigated through cancer. Their stories of hope, survival, and perseverance inspire us all. Let’s…
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Helpful Tips for Finding the Right Aging Life Care Manager

Helpful Tips for Finding the Right Aging Life Care Manager

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Every family wants the absolute best for their aging loved ones, but as needs change, even the most dedicated caregivers may reach a point where professional guidance is essential. Finding the right Aging Life Care Manager ensures that your loved one receives the tailored support they need. A compassionate and knowledgeable manager acts as both…
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Aging Life Care Recognizing When to Seek Help

Aging Life Care: Recognizing When to Seek Help

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Watching a loved one age is never easy. Suddenly, roles may change, and you find yourself becoming a caregiver. While tending to your loved one is often fueled by deep love, it can also feel overwhelming, exhausting, and even isolating. Adding to those challenges, chronic conditions and unexpected medical events can create complex situations with…
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Exploring the Role of Care Managers in Memory Care

Exploring the Role of Care Managers in Memory Care

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The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or dementia brings about a whirlwind of challenges and concerns. Families grapple with how to ensure their loved one’s safety, how to find the best possible care, and how to navigate the complex and often overwhelming world of medical and long-term care options. The emotional toll is immense, leaving them feeling…
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Helpful Tips for Finding the Right Aging Life Care Manager

Helpful Tips for Finding the Right Aging Life Care Manager

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Every family wants the absolute best for their aging loved ones, but as needs change, even the most dedicated caregivers may reach a point where professional guidance is essential. Finding the right Aging Life Care Manager ensures that your loved one receives the tailored support they need. A compassionate and knowledgeable manager acts as both…
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Aging Life Care Recognizing When to Seek Help

Aging Life Care: Recognizing When to Seek Help

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Watching a loved one age is never easy. Suddenly, roles may change, and you find yourself becoming a caregiver. While tending to your loved one is often fueled by deep love, it can also feel overwhelming, exhausting, and even isolating. Adding to those challenges, chronic conditions and unexpected medical events can create complex situations with…
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Understanding the Role of an Aging Life Care Professional

Understanding the Role of an Aging Life Care Professional

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Navigating the journey of aging and senior care can be a complex adventure for many families. It’s a path filled with questions and decisions that can feel overwhelming at times. This is where aging Life Care Professionals (ALCPs) come in, acting as guides and supporters for aging individuals and their families. These experts bring clarity…
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Celebrating National Aging Life Care Month

Celebrating National Aging Life Care Month

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May marks an important observance in the healthcare community—National Aging Life Care Month. This special month is dedicated to honoring the field of aging life care, a discipline focused on enhancing the quality of life for older adults and their families. Behind this observance is the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), an organization committed to…
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Exploring Care Services for Parkinsons Disease

Exploring Care Services for Parkinson’s Disease

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During Parkinson’s Awareness Month, the focus is often on understanding the disease itself, but equally crucial is awareness of the care services available to those affected. For Parkinson’s patients and their families, having a clear picture of the support landscape is essential for effective disease management and maintaining quality of life. This article sets out…
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Preparing for the Holidays: How to Identify and Manage Health Decline in Aging Family Members

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One of the things we love about the holidays is a chance to reconnect with aging loved ones who live far away. During this time of year, families gather together for the first time in months and may be surprised to realize that your aging parents or grandparents aren’t how you remember them. Health decline…
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How to Prepare and Advocate for a Loved One with Parkinson’s

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On July 28, 2022, the United States Congress introduced new legislation dedicated to ending Parkinson’s disease. This condition’s awareness has become more prominent over the years thanks to the actor Michael J. Fox, 61, who has lived with the condition since he was 29. His diagnosis pushed him to start the Michael J. Fox Foundation…
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Geriatric Assessment: National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month. Observed each year, National Preparedness Month raises awareness about disaster and emergency preparation. This year’s theme is: “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” Disasters and emergencies come in many forms: hurricanes, power outages, floods, a bad fall, fire, tsunami, medical emergency, heart attack, and more….
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Understanding Memory Care A Guide for Seniors and Families

Understanding Memory Care: A Guide for Seniors and Families

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Watching a loved one struggle with the challenges of memory loss can be a heartbreaking experience. As Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia progress, the resulting confusion, disorientation, and frustration can be difficult for both the individual and their loved ones. It’s overwhelming to figure out what comes next, how to provide the best…
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National Cancer Survivors Day: Celebrating Resilience

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Today, on June 2, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day– a day dedicated to the resilience and strength of cancer survivors everywhere. In the senior community, this day holds a special significance, shining a light on the incredible journeys many have navigated through cancer. Their stories of hope, survival, and perseverance inspire us all. Let’s…
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Senior Services for Supporting Brain Injury Recovery

Senior Services for Supporting Brain Injury Recovery

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When a senior experiences a brain injury, the repercussions extend far beyond the physical damage. These injuries can disrupt the very essence of their daily lives, affecting their independence, cognitive abilities, and emotional well-being. For the elderly, who often face additional health challenges, the path to brain injury recovery can be particularly complex and daunting….
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Understanding the Different Types of Brain Injuries Affecting Seniors

Understanding the Types of Brain Injuries Affecting Seniors

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When we think of brain injuries, we often associate them with high-impact sports or major accidents. However, a less recognized but equally important aspect is their prevalence in the senior population. Brain injuries in seniors are not only common but also particularly concerning due to their potentially severe impact on an already vulnerable group. Factors…
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Honoring Patient Safety Awareness Week

Honoring Patient Safety Awareness Week

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Navigating healthcare can be a complex journey, particularly for the senior population, where the stakes of patient safety are at their highest. Ensuring their safety is about safeguarding the dignity and well-being of some of the most vulnerable members of our community. As we begin the week of March 10-16, we observe Patient Safety Awareness…
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Navigating Senior Relocation

Navigating Senior Relocation: Tips for Supporting Your Loved One

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Relocating or transitioning a senior loved one is a significant milestone, and it can be an emotional experience for everyone involved. Seniors may feel overwhelmed by the changes and uncertainty, while families may struggle to provide the support and care that their loved ones need during this time. However, there are steps you can take…
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How to Find the Right Senior Relocation Specialist

How to Find the Right Senior Relocation Specialist

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Moving can be a stressful and challenging time for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for seniors and their families. With the added emotional stress, physical limitations, and downsizing that can come with the process, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to navigate such a major life change. That’s why hiring…
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The Benefits of Hiring a CRTS for Senior Relocation

The Benefits of Hiring a CRTS for Senior Relocation

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As the need for downsizing or transitioning to assisted living grows, senior relocation has become an increasingly important aspect of many families’ lives. Thankfully, there’s a professional who can help: the Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist (CRTS). These experts are skilled in making the relocation process as smooth and stress-free as possible for everyone involved….
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What is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS)

What is a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS)?

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If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the thought of relocating or transitioning a senior loved one to a more suitable living environment, you’re not alone. The emotional and logistical challenges associated with such a move can be daunting, especially when faced with sentimental attachments and a lifetime’s worth of belongings. In these situations, a Certified…
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The Benefits of Relocation Services for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

The Benefits of Relocation Services for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to shed light on the various challenges faced by seniors with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. One such challenge is navigating a move or transition, which can be physically and emotionally taxing for everyone involved. Seniors with Alzheimer’s often require specialized care during a move, and their families may…
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Anti-Boredom Month: Preventing Boredom in Seniors

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The feeling of boredom doesn’t typically sound pleasant at any age. People’s minds like to be preoccupied, but when there isn’t any stimulation around them to pay attention to, it often causes boredom. The feelings that boredom bring on aren’t often threatening to the health of younger people, but that begins to change as they…
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Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons

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October 1 marks the International Day of Older Persons. It’s the day that people worldwide join together to appreciate and celebrate seniors. According to the UN, an older person is anyone aged 60 and above. This day is observed annually to recognize and appreciate seniors’ contributions to society and address issues affecting their lives. If…
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National Preparedness Month and Electronic Caregiver

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September is National Preparedness Month. Observed each year, National Preparedness Month raises awareness about disaster and emergency preparation. This year’s theme is: “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” Disasters and emergencies come in many forms – hurricanes, power outages, floods, a bad fall, fire, tsunami, medical emergency, heart attack, and…
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Recognizing MedicAlert Awareness Month with Electronic Caregiver

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It’s MedicAlert Awareness Month, and at Reflections Management and Care, we care about your elderly loved one like we care about our own family! We’re here to provide resources and information about options for various methods of safe-keeping. We tailor and customize your senior healthcare to suit exactly what your loved one and your family…
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Senior Mental Health Care

Senior Mental Health Care: A Guide for Families

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As we age, our mental health becomes an increasingly critical aspect of our overall well-being. Aging can bring about unique challenges, from dealing with losses to adapting to changes in health and lifestyle. For seniors, these challenges can sometimes lead to feelings of loneliness, anxiety, or depression. As someone who cares deeply about an aging…
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These 7 Signs May Indicate Mental Health Issues in Seniors

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Mental health issues in seniors are fairly common, but they can be uniquely challenging to identify and address, both for loved ones and healthcare professionals alike. Elderly patients are often more reluctant to discuss mental health issues, and less likely to see the need for treatment than younger generations are. To make matters worse many…
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Mental Health in Seniors: Common Issues, Risks, and Tips

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Over 20% of adults aged 55 years and older experience some form of mental health concern, according to The Institute of Medicine. Research from the Patient Access Network adds that an estimated 63% of seniors with mental health issues do not receive the treatment or services they need. The aging population is one of the…
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5 Ways to Relieve Stress in Seniors

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Stress is a common problem faced by people of all ages, but stress in seniors, given their extensive life experience and wisdom, we may forget that there are still many challenges elderly people face in their lives.  Major changes, from relocation to loss of a spouse, can all create significant stress and mental health issues…
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What is Medication Management? A Comprehensive Guide for Seniors

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For many seniors, managing daily medications isn’t just a routine–it’s a critical component of maintaining health and wellness. With age often comes an increasing number of prescriptions, making it challenging to keep track of what to take, when, and how. Enter medication management, a structured approach designed to simplify and streamline this process, ensuring that…
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Choosing a Prescription Drug Plan

Choosing a Prescription Drug Plan: Medication Management

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Navigating the world of medications becomes increasingly critical as we age. For seniors, ensuring they get the right medications at the right time is not just a matter of health; it’s also about making smart financial decisions. Medication management involves more than just taking pills on schedule; it’s about understanding, organizing, and budgeting for them…
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Parkinson’s Disease in Seniors: Importance of Medication Management and Compliance

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After a Parkinson’s diagnosis, managing your loved one’s symptoms will be a top priority. Due to the nature of this disease, medication is currently the best way to manage the symptoms and must be taken exactly as a doctor prescribes. Currently, several standard drug treatment options are available to help manage these symptoms and the…
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Boredome in Seniors - Reflections

Anti-Boredom Month: Preventing Boredom in Seniors

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The feeling of boredom doesn’t typically sound pleasant at any age. People’s minds like to be preoccupied, but when there isn’t any stimulation around them to pay attention to, it often causes boredom. The feelings that boredom bring on aren’t often threatening to the health of younger people, but that begins to change as they…
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Medication Management for Seniors: 10 Essential Tips

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Medication management and safety represent a common challenge for seniors, especially when they are prescribed multiple medications for different issues. Forgetting to take a medication, mixing-up medicines, or accidentally taking a medication too often, can become dangerous and even fatal. In fact, this 2016 article revealed that medication-related adverse events (AEs) in general practice are…
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Medication Management: National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month. Observed each year, National Preparedness Month raises awareness about disaster and emergency preparation. This year’s theme is: “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” Disasters and emergencies come in many forms – hurricanes, power outages, floods, a bad fall, fire, tsunami, medical emergency, heart attack, and…
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