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What’s on Your Senior Menu?

There’s less than a week to go to Thanksgiving. Travel plans are all in order. Menus are set. We’re all set to smile tolerantly in the face of whatever familial tortures are headed our way. It’s a holiday. It’s a time for family to get together. It’ll be over soon. We can get through it. Sadly, …

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Addressing Negative Thoughts Most Effective In Fighting Loneliness

The University of Chicago Medical Center recently published news about a study conducted there which indicates that in some cases, social intervention may be as effective as medications for combating loneliness and depression in the elderly.  According to the press release announcing the results of the study: Changing how a person perceives and thinks about others was …

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Dehydration in Seniors

Introduction Dehydration in older individuals is a real problem and many times is the unrecognized cause of hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. Dehydration is often linked to infections that can be fatal. It becomes an even bigger problem during the heat of the summer months or during a heat wave. Early diagnosis of this condition is …

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How New Research on Senior Dementia May Change Caregiving Approach

Dementia Patients Need Different Intervention A new book by Dr. G Allen Power seeks to challenge conventional wisdom about how to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Dr. Power argues that dementia should be approached not as a disease, but as a different way of perceiving and experiencing the world. Seniors who experience conditions like Alzheimer’s or …

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