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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The safety of the person with Alzheimer’s disease

Caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's can be rewarding - and stressful. Home safety is important for everyone - but it carries added significance for caregivers. This is especially true if you're caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease in your home. A throw rug or a stray toy on the steps could easily put your loved one at risk of a fall or injury.

Memoir highlights caregiver’s long-term health care challenges

Decades after screen star Bette Davis famously declared that “growing old is not for sissies,” Estelle Gross expanded on the woes of the ailing aged with her lament that people live too long and die too slowly.

Dementia and paradoxical behaviors

By Micha Shalev More than 50 percent of people with dementia experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). BPSD are distressing for individuals and...

Abuse and neglect of the Alzheimer’s patient – red flags

By Micha Shalev This is part two of a two-part series. Part one was in the September issue of the Fifty Plus Advocate and can...

Safer driving benefits all

While many vacationing travelers hit the roads during the summer season, the month of September signals the beginning of heavily increased traffic, especially during rush hours.  Drivers are heading back to work, which means sharing the road with more vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. And, now that school is back in session, expect to see more school buses and pedestrians on the local roads.

Hospice care offers a true gift of love

There is no greater love a person can share than giving the gift of care during a time of great need.

Dusk to dawn adult care, is first in state

Most evenings, participants in the ElderServe on the Palisades at Night program listen to music that for many, spark memories of years ago.

Aging Americans stay home with aid of ‘villages’

With the help of nonprofit groups known as “villages,” retirees are enjoying many of the perks that residents of retirement or assisted-living communities receive, at a fraction of the cost.

Baypath offers support, services for the elder community

Region – One of the most daunting events that can rock a family is when it is apparent that a beloved elder is in need of help due to a medical, physical or emotional change. Compounding this problem is that one often does not know where to look for support, especially if the elder lives alone or far from family. For anyone facing this situation there is one nonprofit organization, Baypath Elder Care Services, Inc., that can help guide and offer information, resources, and references in a compassionate, supportive way.

Radio frequency technology helps locate missing elderly

The rescue is one of many similar stories shared by the company, already well known for tracking stolen vehicles, construction equipment and more recently, computer laptops.