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Please review on how to spot the signs for Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is a big problem and it comes in so many shapes and forms.  We can all do better by understanding the signs and being a part of the solution if and when we encounter situations of abuse.  The below infographic was provided by the National Institue on Aging.  Please take a look and share.

Thank you – Rachel and David CohenSpotting the signs of elder abuse. 1 in 10 adults 60+ are abused, neglected, or financially exploited. Abuse can be physical, neglect, financial, emotional, sexual, or abandonment. Watch for these signs: seems depressed/withdrawn. Isolation. Has unexplained bruises, burns, scars. Appears dirty, unfed, dehydrated, under/over medicated. Has bed sores. Recent changes in spending money. Talk w/ the older person then contact Adult Protective Services, police, or long term care ombudsman

How to Handle Discovering Signs of Dementia During the Holidays

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It’s hard you haven’t seen a loved one in a while and you enter their home and notice something is off.  It’s just not the same house you remember entering year after year.  Maybe there are stacks of bills, dishes in the sink, old food in the fridge, it’s cluttered and not kept up the same.  These are signs and it’s really important to not ignore them but to investigate deeper into the cause.  The Holidays gives us time each year to really check-in and make sure our loved ones are doing ok.

Very interesting study with Children and Seniors. Let’s see more like this!

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Could this be the future of Senior Communities?  We love outside the box thinking when it comes to improving the lives of our Seniors and what a great experience for the kids.

Old Peoples Home for 4 Year Olds: The Experiment

The amazing outcome of The Old People's Home For 4 Year Olds…

Posted by Channel 4 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Isolated and Lonely: How Can We Avoid This?

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Overcoming loneliness and isolation: perspectives of the Longevity Explorers a group of Seniors. How do you avoid becoming isolated and lonely as you get older? Are there things you can do to help prevent this?

Source: Isolated and Lonely: How Can We Avoid This?

Understand Alzheimer’s Disease in 3 Minutes

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Video describes the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease—how it damages the brain and how it affects behavior—in a simple, clear way that anybody can understand. Every family caregiver should watch this to better understand what is happening with their loved one.

 

Caring through the hurt: Experts tell how to cope when elderly parents’ behavior worsens 

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Great article for those dealing with loved ones exhibiting difficult behaviors. Caring for someone is hard enough as is.

 

Source: Caring through the hurt: Experts tell how to cope when elderly parents’ behavior worsens 

Barbara, the whole story

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Very helpful insight as to what it is like for someone with Dementia.  Created by nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ to raise awareness of dementia among staff, Barbara’s Story is a series of 6 films which has changed attitudes to dementia in hospitals across the world.

 

60 Minutes – Following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer’s

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Heartbreaking journey to watch this family over the course of 10 years.  So many lessons for us all including the importance of early communication and support for the caregivers.

Source: Following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer’s

Elderly Driving Statistics | LoveToKnow

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Please make sure to assess your loved one’s ability to safely drive. Great alternatives out there to support Seniors and make sure everyone stays safe.

 

Source: Elderly Driving Statistics | LoveToKnow

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