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Be An Aphasia-Friendly Communicator

— Many of us struggle to recall a certain word every now and then. But persistent difficulty with communication may lead to a diagnosis of a condition called aphasia. Aphasia Awareness month is in June, a great time to learn more about this condition and how it is treated. What is Aphasia? Aphasia is a communication... Read More

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Respecting & Protecting Our Elders

— According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one in ten seniors has been a victim of abuse. Only 4% of elder abuse is reported but the harm impacts the entire community. Health care and legal costs increase because of elder abuse, which impacts Medicare and Medicaid. Financial exploitation of seniors is estimated to be... Read More

Adding “Storm Season” to the Family Summer Calendar

— A key skill for a professional care manager is the ability to look down-the-road, even in the middle of a crisis.  While a tricky balance, care managers regularly help families use the calendar as another resource in a loved one’s care. When it comes to hurricane season, care managers like to reframe the topic. What... Read More

Checking in with LGBTQ Elders

— Pride Month is celebrated every June, to honor the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a key turning point in the Gay Liberation movement. According to Pew Research, positive attitudes toward LGBTQ people are at the highest level in history and increasing. Also increasing is the number of Americans who identify as LGBTQ. But among... Read More

Talk to Dad About Aging Well

— Father’s Day is a great time to touch base with your dad and thank him for the hard work, sacrifices, life lessons and other ways he helped in your upbringing. While your relationship may look different now from when you were a kid, dads and adult children can still play meaningful roles in each other’s... Read More

How Aging Life Care Managers Help Older Adults

— Shirley is a 68-year-old woman who has lived an independent and active life. She raised two children on her own after her husband passed away when they were young, and she has always taken pride in her ability to manage her own affairs. However, as Shirley has aged, she has noticed that some of the... Read More

Navigating May’s Emotional Mine Fields

— We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but what does May bring? For many, May is a month of family events, milestones, and memories, from honoring Mother’s Day to celebrating graduations. Yet these same events can produce hyper-charged emotions for everyone. Older adults can become lost or confused in the hoopla of... Read More

Recognize Parkinson’s Main Symptoms

— In 1998, one of the most famous actors of the time, Michael J. Fox, became the face of Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed at the early age of 29, Michael describes waking up and noticing his pinky as “auto-animated.” That was his first symptom of the disease that would change his life. Parkinson’s disease is when brains... Read More

6 Ways to Reduce Indoor Allergies

— The itchy, watery eyes. The on-going congestion. The tingling sensation that just…just…just…makes you sneeze! Spring means fresh flowers and sunshine, but it also brings along allergies. Allergies are the body’s overreaction to foreign protein that gets into or onto the body. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), allergies are the sixth-leading... Read More

Aging the Ice Cream Way: Tips for a Happier, Healthier Fourth Quarter    

— As healthcare professionals, care managers see the results of good (and not so good) “post-retirement planning” or what we call, the Fourth Quarter. Older adults who invested early in good habits and took the long-term care planning route, tend to have a more satisfying Fourth Quarter of life. Saving, investing, and making healthy choices are... Read More


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