The Diagnosis Debate Hosted by GE Healthcare: With No Cure, Why Should we Aim for Earlier Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease?

I was thrilled to be included as a panel member of the #TalkingTime debate hosted by GE Healthcare, which corresponded with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. The debate hosted by GE comes at a critical time in the aging services. The number of older adults projected to need […]

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How to Handle Feelings of Guilt After an Aging Parent Moves into a Care Home

There can be a feeling of guilt associated with moving your loved ones into a care home. Often, they have never discussed or planned on their preference for end-of-life care, and as their caregiver, you are left to make this difficult decision for them. I’ve worked in long-term care for over ten years, and time […]

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The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Older Adults Living with Dementia

Guest Post Author: Jackie Gutierrez | St. Paul’s Senior Services The Benefits of Animal Therapy for Seniors There are many ways that senior men and women can go about improving their health. Regular exercise, proper dieting, and routine medical checkups are among the most important and well-known ways to ensure optimal health well into the […]

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The Importance of Medication Adherence: Start Managing an Aging Parents Medications Schedule with CVS Pharmacy

I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy, how to #FindYourHealthy and #DiscoverCVS. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. What is Medication Adherence Medication adherence refers to whether patients take their medications as prescribed (e.g., […]

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An Interview with Rick O. Weijo: How to Leave your Legacy for Future Generations

Last week, I spoke with Richard (Rick) O. Weijo, Ph.D. Author of Remember Me: Creating & Leaving an Inspiring and Memorable Legacy. During the interview, we discussed what life events prompted him to write his book and I learned more about the importance of creating a legacy for future generations. Currently, Rick is a consultant and writer. He […]

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Coordinating Recovery After a Hospital Stay:
 Advice to Help Caregivers Navigate the Challenges of Post-Acute Care

Guest Post Author: Preeya D’Mello | Repisodic One of the most challenging experiences in caregiving can be managing the recovery process after a loved one has been discharged from a hospital. Many older adults require some sort of follow-up healthcare service after a hospitalization.  These services, known as post-acute care, are some of the most important […]

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​An Interview with Meg Laporte on her Series Age in America

This week I sat down with Meg LaPorte, a freelance writer and communications consultant, adjunct instructor at UMBC’s Erickson school, and founder of Age In America. She serves as director of communications and marketing for LifeSpan Network and writes for various senior living publications, including McKnight’s Long Term Care News and Senior Housing Forum. LaPorte […]

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An Interview with Kate DeBartolo of the Conversation Project, Talking Matters

I sat down with Kate DeBartolo to learn about the Institute for Healthcare Improvements initiative, the Conversation Project. Kate DeBartolo, National Field Director, has worked at The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) since 2007. She currently leads both the national field team at IHI as well as for The Conversation Project. Her work on The Conversation […]

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Supporting the Family Caregiver: CVS Pharmacy Designs a Digital App that Benefits both the Older Adult and the Family Caregiver

I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy, how to #FindYourHealthy and #DiscoverCVS. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. In our last post, Sick and Tired of Trying to Manage All your […]

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