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Don’t dismiss the Flu yet!

This year has been, and continues to be, an extended flu season, and experts recommend everyone in and with close contact with a susceptible population be vaccinated. Flu shots are still available, and some physicians recommend a booster if it has been more than 6 months since your last vaccine. If you received a flu […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t dismiss the Flu yet!

Alzheimer’s and Communication

Learning to communicate with a family member or a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, or other forms of dementia and cognitive impairments, can many times be an incredibly daunting task. Nevertheless, it is crucial to communicate with that specific person and connect with them as best as possible. As these diseases progress, persons may be […]

By |February 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Alzheimer’s and Communication

Choosing Long Term Care

For today’s aging population it is important to be informed about the options for Long-Term Care. In general, “Long-Term Care” is defined as helping individuals, of any age, with their medical or daily needs, over an extended period of time. Long-Term Care can be provided in various types of institutional facilities, in the community, or […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Choosing Long Term Care

Pain and Dementia

Irrespective of degree of cognitive impairment, the impact of untreated pain in older people can be devastating.Pain in people with dementia is a critical public health problem. As the population of older adults’ increases, hospital nurses are more likely to encounter patients with dementia admitted for acute and often painful conditions. Indeed, nearly 50% of […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Pain and Dementia