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A Frank and Intimate Conversation on Caring for the Dementia Patient-from Health After 50

More helpful publications from Scientific American From Dr. Peter V. Rabins, one of the nation’s leading experts on the care and management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. * * * * * * * *

Alzheimer’s Experts Reveal The Latest Discoveries From Scientific American Publications

Alzheimer’s Outlook 2015 An exclusive forum on Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment — where a panel of leading experts shares what’s new, what’s ahead, and what really matters for anyone confronting the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. * *

A little laugh with Will Rogers and getting Old

Remember laughing is the best medicine! ABOUT GROWING OLDER… First ~Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting

Grandpa Jack’s Book -A Nonagenarian Minister’s Wit and Wisdom

A Nonagenarian Minister’s Wit and Wisdom Times change, truth doesn’t. My dad always said, “A great deal of good can be done if you don’t care who gets the credit.”  He knew that the most satisfying thing in life is

Senior Safety Summit in McLean Virginia February 6, 2015

There is a safety summit being put on by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.    McLean Community center, here are the details. Senior Safety Summit: “Safety in Our Community – Preventing the 911 Call” On February 6, Dranesville Supervisor John

Family Caregivers and the impact on work productivity=inforgraphic

Interesting statistic that “Caregiving (for a family member) has been shown to reduce work productivity by 18.5%.”   http://penroseseniorcareauditors.com/working-american-caregivers-infographic    

My Approach to getting Parents to accept help-from Founder Patricia Williams

  How do you discuss needed changes with an older family member? If you ran into risky signs while visiting your older relative in December, try talking to them. Scary. Convincing an older person that they have problems – can

Virginia Respite Voucher Program information

Virginia has a program to help home caregivers get a little respite.    The detail below were taken from the State of Virginia’s website. The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program was created to provide reimbursement vouchers to home-based family caregivers

Costs of Assisted Living Facilities around the nation

Nice article about what is included in cost of different living facilities in the U.S. GraceFul Care, Daniel Flavin, President http://eldercareresource.blogspot.com/2015/01/why-does-assisted-living-cost-more-in.html

Tracking Device for Seniors with Alzheimer’s/Dementia-Shoe implant

I just learned of a GPS tracking device that goes in a persons shoe.   Trade name Smart Sole, see http://www.gpssmartsole.com. Here is a quote from one of the stakeholders; Andrew Carle, Executive-in-residence at George Mason University. I believe the