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DR. EVA MOR – “MAKING THE GOLDEN YEARS GOLDEN”

Wonderful short video packed with helpful tips on, “Making the Golden Years Golden”, by Dr. Eva Mor. She discusses 7 steps to help take some of the anxiety out of growing older. Get your pen and paper out as it’s worth taking notes!

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WHEN THE HOSPITAL SAYS ‘SO LONG’

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Here’s an informative article from the New York Times. The New York Times has a great blog called, “The New Old Age”, which addresses many subjects relating to growing older. I found this particular article to be immensely valuable. Enjoy!

May 13, 2009, 7:00 am
 
When the Hospital Says ‘So Long’
By Maggie Jones

Last December, a hospital discharge coordinator called my husband to detail plans for the release of my 84-year-old father-in-law. After a few days in the hospital — his dementia and several other ailments had reached a tipping point — he was leaving for a nursing home. Given the limited availability of nursing home beds, the discharge coordinator said (more…)

ALZHEIMER’S – A YOUNG MAN’s JOURNEY WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER

Alzheimer’s is a disease which affects most families. In my own family, every woman, with the exception of one aunt, has had Alzheimer’s or Dementia. I make a point of reading everything I can on Alzheimer’s. When I saw this video on YouTube I was so touched as it is from a young man whose grandmother has Alzheimer’s. He is sharing what he has found out about the disease and the symptoms he witnessed in his grandmother.

Anyone needing more information on alzheimer’s can go to www.alz.org . The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Digital Publishing for Seniors – find digital editions of senior resource guides, magazines, brochures and newspapers at the the web’s only interactive library for aging adults at www.after55.com

ELDER LAW AND GUARDIANSHIP

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. released this video on Guardianship. It’s a subject I personally need to know more about. It’s short, yet informative. Happy learning.

Any family looking for a reputable and knowledgeable attorney who specializes in elder law should visit the website for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys at www.naela.com

Digital Publishing for Seniors – find digital editions of senior resource guides, magazines, brochures and newspapers at the the web’s only interactive library for aging adults at www.after55.com

AZ GOVERNOR’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON AGING – June 4, 2009

photo – courtesy of my camera…Arizona sunsets are unbelievable

This e-mail is provided as a courtesy of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. It is our intent to offer the Legislative Update weekly during the 2009 session of the Arizona State Legislature. The purpose of this service is to keep Arizona’s seniors and advocates for aging services informed about bills and action taking place at the Legislature. The information provided is intended to help you form your own opinion about an issue and to give you the necessary resources and contacts to help ensure your perspective and voice are heard. Please note the Legislative Update is non-partisan in nature. We thank you for your interest!
GENERAL OVERVIEW: (more…)

CLEANING OUT STUFF TO GAIN FREEDOM – SENIOR LIVING

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The Assisted Living Federation of America reported that parting with “stuff” is keeping some seniors from moving into assisted living communities. The Household Moves Project has been launched which will look at how a seniors stuff can hinder a senior from living independently, safely, and as healthy as possible. This three-year project will follow 100 individuals and 65 couples in and around Kansas City and Detroit from the time they decide to move into smaller spaces until after the move. This is a subject near and dear to my (more…)

DOCTORS ARE OPTING OUT OF MEDICARE

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This article was wriiten by Julie Connelly in the April 2, 2009 edition of The New York Times –

DOCTORS ARE OPTING OUT OF MEDICARE

EARLY this year, Barbara Plumb, a freelance editor and writer in New York who is on Medicare, received a disturbing letter. Her gynecologist informed her that she was opting out of Medicare. When Ms. Plumb asked her primary-care doctor to recommend another gynecologist who took Medicare, the doctor responded that she didn’t know any — and that if Ms. Plumb found one she liked, could she call and tell her the name? (more…)

REMINDER TO SMOKERS: YOUR LUNGS ARE AGING

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I found this article in the New York Times. My mother died of COPD, better known as emphysema. Upon reading this article I naturally wondered if my mother would have stopped smoking had she been told earlier in her life that smoking was aging her lungs prematurely. Having my mother die of COPD caused me to be an advocate in support of any assistance which helps an individual stop smoking. As we get older, our lungs are aging normally and the cigarette smoking speeds up the aging of the lungs. Why cut our lives short? No one deserves to die of COPD and certainly no family deserves to watch their loved one die of any type of lung disease.

New York Times

Reminder to Smokers: Your Lungs Are Aging
By NICHOLAS BAKALAR

A simple discussion of lung capacity appears to double the rate patients follow a doctor’s advice to quit smoking. (more…)

TRAVELING – HELPING SENIORS TRAVEL

Dr. Marion Somers always shares brief but highly informative information. When I first heard this short video I was struck by the simplicity of her wise words. Preparing every aspect of a trip to help insure a smooth “ride” for a traveling senior is the right way to go. My mother-in-law wants to take the train to come visit us however she gets overwhelmed that she might get mixed up on the train. We are going to visit her and ride back on the train with her so we can make sure we arrange every detail so that when she does travel alone, she will know exactly what to expect. Don’t let our aging family members stay at home. Help them prepare for a trip so they feel safe when they venture out of their secure environment.

3 Ladies in a Sauna – Age Wins…

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I am on a roll as here I go with another cute joke I received last night. Hope it brings a chuckle.

Three women, two younger and one senior citizen were sitting naked in a sauna. Suddenly (more…)