Author Archives: Delane

Holiday Blues and Elders

While this article was printed on November 11, 2013 by the NCPC we find it just as relevent today as it was then.  Please read and share this important information with older family and friends who can use some holiday cheer. … Continue reading

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Important Facts about Falls

Recommend on FacebookTweet  (Article written by CDC) Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of … Continue reading

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California Disasters Leave Disabled Elders in Peril

Marian Bunting, 72, has Parkinson’s disease and a caretaker. She had not smelled smoke, nor had she received official warning about the Valley fire, when a neighbor came pounding on the door of her Lake County home and told her … Continue reading

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The Particular Grief of the Adult Orphan

I am sharing this article from Fairfax Digital out of Canada as I experience the lost of my last parent.  It has been my faith, family and spiritual community that has sustained me and I hope others who experience losing both parents will have … Continue reading

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Developing Intergenerational Relationships

            Witten by: Lynda Spence & Heidi Liss Radunovich The make-up of our society is rapidly changing as the aging population increases at an unprecedented rate. Since 1900, the percent of Americans ages 65 and … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Drop Your Landline Just Yet

Cellular and Internet-based phone service can delay first responders by David Wallis Susan Odom of Atmore, Ala., believes she would have choked to death if she hadn’t dialed 911 on a traditional copper wire landline. A 911 call from a … Continue reading

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Dementia and Depression Among the Elderly A Public Health Issues

Dementia Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. It mainly affects older people, although it is not a normal part of ageing. It is estimated that 35.6 … Continue reading

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Role Reversal: Caregiving for Aging Parents

When an aging parent needs caregiving, the children often need to take responsibility. But what happens when only one of many siblings steps up to the plate?  Written By Heather  Hatfield  Reviewed by  Louise  Chang, MD WebMD Archive  Hannah Kalil … Continue reading

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Palliative Care

What does one do when given challenging news regarding their health?  In cases of terminal illness, Palliative care may be one important answer.  The World Health Organization offers this information regarding Palliative care: Improving the quality of life of patients … Continue reading

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Transportation Cost for Seniors

        Written by Ronnie Friedland, Care.com editor   | Finding transportation options is a major issue for seniors who have had to give up driving. Having alternative means of transportation, whether through a town’s senior services or through family and friends, can … Continue reading

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