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Best gifts for people with Alzheimers/Dementia

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Dec 5, 2014 | Comments Off on Best gifts for people with Alzheimers/Dementia

It’s that time of year, folks.  The holidays are upon us!  And you know what that means…it is the time to give, the time to rack your brain to find the perfect gift for your spouse, partner, teenage child.  But what about your elderly loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia?  Is gift-giving the same…

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The Best Medical Alert Systems

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Nov 21, 2014 | Comments Off on The Best Medical Alert Systems

When caring for a loved one, sometimes there is the added stress of that loved one living on their own without in-home help for extended periods of time. As if there isn’t enough to worry about, having the additional fear that your loved one may fall or injure themselves when they are alone is not…

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How To Deal With Stubborn Seniors

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Nov 7, 2014 | Comments Off on How To Deal With Stubborn Seniors

It sometimes seems like many of our elderly loved ones become less easy going in their later years and maybe a little more stubborn.  And who can blame them?  They want things done a certain way, a way that makes them comfortable and that is familiar to them.  Maybe this stubbornness presents itself as an…

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Why Do We Seem To Have More Aches, Pains, & Health Issues After We Turn 50?

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Oct 24, 2014 | Comments Off on Why Do We Seem To Have More Aches, Pains, & Health Issues After We Turn 50?

It may seem like one day the alarm goes off in the morning and we pop out of bed with no moans and groans and the next day it seems a lot more difficult.  Like someone flipped a switch and things became a little more sore, a little slower to heal and you just became…

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The Importance of Having Power of Attorney In Place Before It’s Too Late

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Oct 10, 2014 | Comments Off on The Importance of Having Power of Attorney In Place Before It’s Too Late

As people in our lives age, unfortunately, they may lose the ability to do many of the things that they once took for granted, such as grabbing the keys and driving over to the store on their own.  Having the conversation about taking away the keys is often a very difficult one to have.  As…

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Do I Need To Hire A Geriatric Care Manager For My Elderly Parents Or Can I Do It Myself?

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Sep 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Do I Need To Hire A Geriatric Care Manager For My Elderly Parents Or Can I Do It Myself?

Good question!  And the simplest answer is….maybe??  I know that’s ambiguous but there are certain things to consider when deciding if a geriatric care manager is right for you and your family. First, what exactly is a geriatric care manager?  Think of them as a liaison.  A liaison between your elderly loved one – your…

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Why Do We Shrink in Height As We Age?

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Sep 12, 2014 | Comments Off on Why Do We Shrink in Height As We Age?

”Honey!? Can you grab me those bowls from the top shelf?” ”Where’s the stepstool?  I can’t reach my sweaters in the closet!” Does this sound like you?  Have you noticed over the years that those once easy-to-reach items on the back of the shelf are now out of reach?  Well, then you, like millions of…

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The Truth About the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Aug 29, 2014 | Comments Off on The Truth About the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

You’ve all seen it by now.  Those videos…you know the ones.  And no, I don’t mean this one… http://youtu.be/fQK6X5ZPDH4 I mean the ALS ice bucket challenge videos that have become a viral sensation this summer. You can’t log on to any social media site without seeing at least 5 new ice bucket challenge videos.  And…

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Volunteer Opportunities For Seniors in the Community

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Aug 18, 2014 | Comments Off on Volunteer Opportunities For Seniors in the Community

Retirement!  Ahhh….it’s something a lot of us look forward to!  More time to spend with the grandkids, more time to travel, more time to read all of the books you’ve been meaning to catch up on.  More time in general!  What do you do when faced with all of this free time all of a…

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What is Parkinson’s Disease & How Do You Live With It?

By Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe | Aug 1, 2014 | Comments Off on What is Parkinson’s Disease & How Do You Live With It?

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder that affects nearly one million Americans currently.  Due to the nature of PD, the symptoms worsen over time, which can significantly decrease ones quality of life and make it difficult to perform many daily living activities such as driving and getting dressed on their own. …

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