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5 Tips for Seniors to Stay Connected

While the cases of the coronavirus climb each and every day the CDC has recommended that people do not go out in the public in fear the virus will spread at a much higher velocity. It is important that individuals reduce time spent in public to help stop it from spreading. For those of you who are at risk do as much as you can to avoid people who are sick, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. Social distancing” is the phrase that describes most of this, and it goes against what we typically advocate for our older patients. We
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9 Quick Facts of Caregiving [Infographic]

Being an caregiver for a parent or a spouse can be exhausting and time consuming, not to mention costly. If you are currently caring for a loved one, know that you are not alone. While the facts speak for themselves, it’s important to understand your options. Private pay clinicians and aides like those at Legacy Home Care are available to help you and your loved ones for a quick reprieve, or an on-going basis. Sometimes it’s the simple peace-of-mind knowing that someone is there to provide support to you and loving care to your family. 32.4 Million Unpaid Caregivers While
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Six Tips for Being More Productive in the New Year

Being productive can make life easier for you and give you extra time to pursue the things you want. In order to have a productive day you have to remember it boils down to having a work life balance and staying organized. Here are six tips to help you be more productive in the New Year! Use a planner to stay organized and make “to-do lists” By using a planner you will accomplish more because you are organized and aware of everything, which will eliminate missing events and forgetting about things. There are only so many hours in the day,
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Three Ways to Improve Conversations with Loved Ones Suffering from Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease that causes one to have memory loss which can result in not being able to perform basic day-to-day tasks. This can be a scary situation for both the person suffering from the disease, as well as his or her family members. In order to communicate more effectively with the person, it’s important to understand Alzheimer’s and the process. There are 3 stages in Alzheimer’s – early, middle and late. The early stage is when the person is functioning independently, but is starting to have memory lapses. Friends and family start noticing difficulties, such as coming
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Surrogate Decision Making in Elder Care

Your elderly father has cardiovascular disease and has trouble getting around on his own. He sometimes needs help with cleaning, eating and dressing himself. A recent visit to his doctor resulted in a diagnosis of stage IV bladder cancer. The doctor recommends surgery to remove the tumor as well as chemotherapy. Surgery and chemo present foreseeable problems for your father and chances of him living longer than six months are slim, even with the treatment. While it is already painful to watch your father succumb to the cardiovascular disease, treating the cancer would drag him down to an all-time low.
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Share Your Legacy: Entertaining the Elderly with a PhD in Fun

This post was written by Chris Eatheron, Director of Operations for Twin Cities Physicians As Director of Operations for Twin Cities Physicians (TCP), my role is non-medical. From my perspective, I cannot help but enjoy the care that we provide to our elderly population. Because the human condition is so complex, I find it interesting how things that are outside of our control can have a wide range of effects on our mood for the day or even longer. Depending on the person, a comment by a help technician on the phone can start the day off to a good
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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

90% of men in their 70s have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a nonmalignant growth of the prostate gland. Find out about various treatment options, and lifestyle changes that can slow the progression of prostatic enlargement. Ed Goldman, a retired bookbinder who says he’s “pushing 80,” does not let his age or enlarged prostate curtail his physical activities and desire to travel. He walks the streets of his beloved New York for about two miles a day, five or more days a week, and knows every possible bathroom stop along his usual routes. When arriving in foreign territory, he immediately checks
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