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Veterans Aid and Attendance

by Andy on February 24, 2015

Private duty homecare can be expensive. Veterans Aid and Attendance can provide a fairly substantial supplement. Most veterans are unaware of this benefit but a person who served in WWII, the Korean War or Vietnam might be eligible for up to $2085.00 per month. There is also a surviving spouse …

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Top 10 Types of Scams Targeting Seniors

by Jennifer Cvar on December 15, 2014

Financial scams targeting seniors are on the rise, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Our last blog explored how identity thieves gain access to our loved ones personal, financial information. In this post, we will talk about the top 10 scams targeting seniors so that you can identify …

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Top 5 Ways Seniors are targeted by Identity Thieves and Scams

by Jennifer Cvar on December 8, 2014

Top 5 Ways Seniors are targeted by Identity Thieves and Scams Seniors can become easy targets for scams and identity theft because they are often viewed as vulnerable and perhaps socially isolated. Furthermore, seniors often have a significant amount of money in their accounts, which make them an easy target …

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Why Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Dementia is Important

by Jennifer Cvar on November 17, 2014

Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s dementia so some seniors may wonder why it is important to test for the disease or seek early diagnosis. Alzheimer’s can be a very frightening disease for the individual, their loved ones, and caregivers. Early diagnosis often allows the individual to take part in …

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Common triggers of anxiety for loved ones with Alzheimer’s Dementia

by Jennifer Cvar on October 20, 2014

When a loved one begins to experience the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia, they may become increasingly agitated. This can be frustrating for both the person with dementia and their caregivers. It is important to understand the triggers of this anxiety and what you, as a family member …

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What It’s Like To Live With Alzheimer’s Dementia

by Jennifer Cvar on October 3, 2014

This morning, I set out to write about the early warning signs and diagnoses of dementia and Alzheimer’s. While that topic is very important and relevant to families with loved ones in the early stages of the disease, I wanted to explore what it is like for someone actually living …

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Keeping Bathrooms Safe for Seniors

by Jennifer Cvar on October 1, 2014

Slips and falls by older adults are the leading cause of hip fractures and head trauma and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls in the home are largely preventable, especially those that take place in the bathroom. Here are some tips for keeping your senior safe in …

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When is it no longer safe to drive?

by Jennifer Cvar on August 20, 2014

We know that caregivers and family members dread the day when it is no longer safe for their loved one to drive. And determining when that time has come may be even more difficult. Some of the questions you might be asking yourself are: “How do I know if it’s …

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Caregiver Burnout

by Jennifer Cvar on August 4, 2014

Caregiver burnout is a very real phenomenon. It can affect a spouse, son, daughter, or any other family member caring for an aging loved one. Oftentimes, a caregiver may start to experience physical, emotional and mental exhaustion when the responsibilities of caring for a loved one become too great.   …

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Seniors and hydration: Important Tips for the Summer

by Jennifer Cvar on June 6, 2014

We found this great article posted on The Mufreesboro Post regarding seniors and hydration.  All too often, our services are called upon after a loved one has taken a fall as a result of an un-diagnosed UTI.  Dehydration in seniors can cause UTIs which lead to dizziness, hallucinations, confusion and erratic …

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