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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

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…)

ELDER LAW AND MEDICAID

Another great and yet brief video by The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. on Medicaid.  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 . You will find a list of Elder Law attorneys in your state.

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 MEDICARE

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. released this video on Medicare.  I always look for short videos which provide good food for thought. It is easy to get overwhelmed when faced with the complexities of medicare. Broken down into smaller parts it doesn’t seem quite as daunting. Take a little bite and chew on the rest when you have a chance. Mentioned in the video is the government site which is packed with a lot of information. There are 2 more videos in this series; Medicaid and Guardianship. 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

ELDER LAW AND HEALTH CARE DECISION MAKING

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. has released a few videos which are short but full of good information. This video on health care decision making is excellent. Over the next few days I will share more videos by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. There are 3 more videos in this series; Medicare, Medicaid and Guardianship. 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 . I’ve had first hand experience with attorneys from this group and have nothing but deep respect for their dedication to serving all aging adults. Enjoy the video…

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…)

3 Mischievous Old Grandmas – A Very Cute Joke

Three mischievous old grandmas were sitting on a bench outside a nursing home

when an old grandpa walked by.

And one of the old grandmas yelled out saying, ‘We bet we can tell exactly how old you are.’ The old man said, ‘There is no way you can guess it, you old fools.’ (more…)

HOSPICE – A TELLING STORY OF AN ACT OF KINDNESS

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I was sent the story I am about to share and I always give credit to the author but I have no idea who wrote this beautiful piece. It brought tears to my eyes which is not why I am sharing but rather that I hope it helps each of us to reach out to others. As you read this story remember that people may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

“I arrived at the address where someone had requested a taxi. I honked but no one came out. I honked again, nothing. So I walked to the door and knocked. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. (more…)