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Most Recent Posts from November, 2018

  • Bedridden Caregiving: How to Care for Someone Confined to Bed

    Dear Allegra, My mother’s health has been declining over the past year. While she is still mentally alert, her physical health is failing. My husband and I are considering having her move in with us. ... Read More
  • Elderly Broken Hip: Life Expectancy and Prognosis

    Perhaps one of the biggest concerns of senior adults as they age is the possibility of a broken hip. Along with the pain associated with such an occurrence comes the fear of disability and even death. ... Read More
  • Gifts for People with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease

    With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering what you can get for your loved ones who suffer from memory loss. Finding gifts for dementia patients or gifts for Alzheimer’s patients ... Read More
  • Gifts for Caregivers of the Elderly

    Dear Allegra, My oldest friend is a caregiver for her 85-year-old mother. I see the physical and emotional toll caregiving is taking on her. As we head into the holiday season, I’m struggling to find ... Read More
  • The Benefits of Drumming Circles for Seniors

    Murali Doraiswamy, co-author of The Alzheimer’s Action Plan, told the Washington Post in a 2013 interview that music has been shown to benefit Alzheimer’s patients. “It does tend to brighten them up, ... Read More
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