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Delirium may be COVID-19 symptom in dementia patients A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found more than 36% of patients with dementia who were hospitalized for COVID-19 experienced delirium, compared with less than 12% of patients who did not have dementia. The findings, based on outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New....
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY RULE UPDATE: Here is our summary of the ALF rule updates. Find the whole rule at this link:https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/doing-business-with-hhs/providers/long-term-care/alf/alf-covid-19-expanision-reopening-visitation-emergency-rule.pdf
‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting A Tokyo restaurant isn't on a mission to get your order right. It employs people with dementia and it's truly a unique and loving experience.
Consider signing up for this event, scammers are ever increasing!
BEWARE: Top Scams of 2021 - How to Recognize and Avoid Them FREE Webinar for family members and professionals
Scammers are everywhere and our seniors are so vulnerable.
Exercise is so important at any age, but even more so as we got through life's stages. It doesn't have to be super complex to have positive effects.
What We Know About Exercise for Older Adults Research tells us what works best to maintain health and function.
I am a patient advocate, a case manager, an RN and an essential asset to the clients I work with.
What We Do and How To Find Us: Because Every Patient Needs an Advocate | Greater National Advocates As I was reading my page, I saw a post from a friend that said: “I won’t be able to get my MRI until the end of next week. I’m pissed.” This message
Just found about this great resource https://ageidea.org/
ageidea.org June 1969: Our community is familiar with the story. The riot that launched a widespread movement for the advancement of safety and liberty for LGBTQ+ persons.Stonewall. A riot, a movement, led by q***r women of color.This year, as we enter Pride Month, it is important to think about what we can do....
Delirium is frequently associated with urinary tract infections in seniors, so this makes sense that the person is responding to yet another type of infection. We need to be vigilant with our seniors, and especially as those with dementia, as their presentation of delirium can be quite different than someone with normal cognitive function.
medpagetoday.com Some have no other symptoms initially, study finds
This is becoming a more available option for folks with Parkinson’s.
Music stays in the soul!
Once a dancer, forever a dancer... 💃🏻💫
NYC Prima Ballerina with Alzheimer’s listens to Swan Lake and it all comes back ✨
Music: Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky
Dancer: Marta C. González, first dancer of the New York Ballet in the 60s.
Images recorded in 2019, in Valencia.
Video from Música para Despertar. They are doing an incredible job.
Música para Despertar is a team of psychologists and music therapists who strive to show and extend the benefits of music in the ALZHEIMER and other dementias, as musical memory and emotions are among the last capacities to be lost. They need your help.
Their mission: to raise awareness, sensitize, train and expand MUSIC as a tool and LOVE as a path, for the management of behaviors (agitation, aggression, isolation ...) that accompany dementia. Music and Love to live with Alzheimer's.
It's open enrollment and if you are diabetic and on insulin, there's some good news. This is direct from Medicare.gov
Starting January 1, 2021, if you take insulin, you may be able to get Medicare drug coverage that offers savings on your insulin. You could pay no more than $35 for a 30-day supply. Find a plan that offers this savings on insulin in your state. You can join during Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7, 2020).
medicare.gov Overview of what Medicare drug plans cover. Learn about formularies, tiers of coverage, name brand and generic drug coverage. Official Medicare site.
Consider registering for this event, so many of us are unprepared for the role of the caregiver.
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[10/19/20] Here's a tip for today - make sure you have an accurate medication list (for you, your loved ones), which includes the name of the drug, # of milligrams/units, when you take it (am, pm, bedtime etc.), how many pills you take with each dose, the name of the Rx'ing Dr, allergies and pharmacy contact info. Make sure to include any OTC/supplements as well, as they can interact with Rx meds.
[10/16/20] Greetings all - it is now Medicare open enrollment period, which runs from 10.15.20 to 12.7.20. This is the time to review your Medicare insurance plans and decide to make any changes, which will then become effective on 1.1.21. If you don't make any changes, the majority (if not all) of insurances will remain in place (supplemental, part D. and of course Advantage plans). To clarify, if you already have Medicare Part A and B, referred to as Traditional Medicare, you are good to go!
A worthy read.
kevinmd.com If your loved one has reached an end-stage of life, do the right thing. Let them die peacefully.
This is why I do what I do!
hopkinsmedicine.org Another set of ears can ease your health care journey. A Johns Hopkins expert takes you through the benefits of an advocate, how to choose one, and what to share with that person.
I am on the board of AWARE Dallas, and this event is free to the community, so consider registering to gain some additional knowledge. Long term care planning is a vital tool in order to meet the needs that can occur with aging and illness. Consider membership in this non-profit which provides help to other local non-profit organizations providing services to those with dementia.
awaredallas.org Long-term financial planning is key to providing the best care for loved ones and peace of mind for caregivers by relieving the financial burden. AWARE member since 2006, Joan Mason, CPRC, is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley who has a passion for educating her clients on the importance of int...
There are so many implications and effects from Covid19, far beyond the actual disease itself.
khn.org COVID-19 has upended the lives of people with dementia, limiting their interactions with others and complicating matters for their caregivers.
Not surprised, except by the percentage of difference in reporting.
medpagetoday.com And as a result, healthcare resources may need realignment
This needs to be fixed ASAP! So many people rely on mail order Rx and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
This is a great article and definitely not an uncommon situation for many. https://khn.org/news/we-put-off-planning-until-my-father-in-laws-medical-crisis-took-us-by-surprise/
khn.org Although the family patriarch did not face a life-threatening emergency, the episode was a reminder that you have to prepare for a real crisis.
So what type of BP monitor are you using?
health.harvard.edu Many home blood pressure devices sold online by multinational companies are not carefully tested for accuracy. Inaccurate blood pressure readings could put people at risk for inappropriate treatment.
There can also be financial or verbal abuse.
nextavenue.org There are many misconceptions about how, why and how often elder abuse occurs.
I personally know these two ladies and they have done so much for the Dallas area LGTBQ community, and, please, senior living and healthcare providers take heed of their message - inclusion NOT exclusion is the only way.
cw33.com DALLAS, TX (KDAF) — If you don’t believe in love at first sight, you haven’t met Louise Young and Viv Armstrong, who met each other while going to school in Colorado in 1971. They’ve no…
This is so spot on!!! Yes we are failing.
today.duke.edu Dr. Nathan Gray is an assistant professor of medicine and palliative care at Duke University School of Medicine. As part of his work, he explores health care issues through graphic opinion pieces. Previously, he collaborated with another Duke doctor on how cancer care can bankrupt families. This art...
There are so many potential issues after a hospital or even a skilled rehab discharge.
healthleadersmedia.com Research suggests that these new disabilities can lead to readmissions, placement in a nursing home, and continued declines in patients' well-being.
alzheimersweekly.com Alzheimer's Weekly * Free at AlzWeekly.com
This is so interesting, and again shows how exercise can impact us.
medpagetoday.com Parallel declines in walking speed and memory increase dementia risk sixfold
A lot of people truly underestimate the benefits of exercise.
ted.com What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzhe...
theconversation.com From aggressive patients with Alzheimer's to frustrated caregivers, dementia is increasingly entwined with violence in private homes and residential facilities.
As an Aging Life Care Professional, I help bring peace of mind to families.
nytimes.com Parents feel emotionally and financially stressed by caring for young children and older relatives at the same time.
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