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arizona caregiver isolation

We’ve covered the negative impact social isolation has on senior’s health in previous posts. But a recent article in The New York Times reminded us that caregivers often struggle under this same weight. The article begins with the story of Marcy Sherman-Lewis who’s been caring for her husband who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Every week Marcy […]

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phoenix arizona caregiving

An opinion piece by Reuters columnist Mark Miller caught our eye recently. In it, Miller shares new research about the sobering future of caregiving in the United States. In short, the number of caregivers (defined as CNA’s, home care workers, and unpaid family caregivers) won’t rise to meet the demand from an increasing number of elderly […]

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senior companionship arizona

Humans, by nature, are social creatures. And as social creatures, the desire to connect compels us to join with others to create families and communities and societies. All with the hope of being part of something larger than ourselves. This isn’t just some random quirk of evolution. Studies show that humans benefit both physically and emotionally from […]

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dementia

A Public Health Emergency According to World Health Organization estimates, there are currently 47 million people worldwide living with dementia. By 2030, the WHO projects the number will grow to 75 million, and triple to nearly 150 million by 2050. Despite popular belief, dementia is not a natural part of aging. Instead, it’s a syndrome […]

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toileting

If you’re caring for an older person, you know how difficult toileting can be. Any of the common aging symptoms – from dementia, neuropathy, and balance issues – make bathroom trips more hazardous than they should be. When you add in the embarrassment factor and the intimacy of the act, the restroom can become a […]

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abuse

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been examining the elder financial abuse epidemic that steals an estimated 2.9 billion dollars from seniors every year. In our last post we provided handy tips you could use to spot financial abuse when it occurs. Before that, we looked at scams commonly perpetrated against the elderly. Today we’ll […]

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Financial Abuse

Did you know that people older than 50 control over 70% of America’s wealth? That fact helps explain why financial abuse costs American seniors close to 2.9 billion dollars every year. In our last post, we shared three scams commonly targeted towards the elderly and explored how the natural effects of aging can contribute to victimization. […]

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scams

It’s an unfortunate fact of life in America that every year 3.2 million people are targeted by scammers and identity thieves. By some estimates, these people lose 2.9 billion dollars every year, at an average of $30,000 per victim. With 1 in every ten victims losing more than $100,000. So why are seniors targeted so […]

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exercise

A new study published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that moderate physical exercise could play a big role in preserving the brain health of adults at high risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. Additionally, the study reinforces the important role exercise plays in overall brain health. And it provides a hopeful new course of […]

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wandering

“POLICE SEARCH FOR MISSING ALZHEIMER’S PATIENT” Headlines like this blast from news reports nearly every single day. The compulsion to wander is one of the crueler aspects of this already cruel disease. And if you’re a caretaker of a dementia patient, you’re likely already very aware of this problem. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly […]

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