Category Archives: Aging

New Definitions of Pressure Wounds

WARNING: Some images might prove upsetting to viewers.  Pressure ulcers, aka pressure sores or bed sores, normally develop of the bony areas of the body like the heels, hips or cheek bone, ankles, ears, elbows, etc..  These sores are caused … Continue reading

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Elephants, Caregivers, and Elder Care

Elephants and eldercare?  Caregivers and elephants? Got your attention? I thought I would write about the unseen, yet apparent, bond that often develops between living intelligent beings when they experience life over time, and the journey toward the otherside.  The … Continue reading

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The difference between Palliative and Hospice Care

It is easy to confuse hospice and palliative care.  They are related sets of services both associated with minimizing or relieving as much as possible the pain and stress associated with life threatening conditions. Both services are intended to support … Continue reading

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What is Senior Care Auditing?

Senior Care Auditing is a new service expected to grow substantially over the next 30 years as the population of seniors sharply increases. U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration reports that “In 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and … Continue reading

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12 Documents Everyone Should have Handy

Questions for Dr. CC Dear Dr. CC, I hoped you would write about what papers people need to have ready if they die or can’t handle their own affairs. I will be the one providing care for my parents who … Continue reading

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How to Distinguish Forgetfulness from Alzheimer’s Disease: Solutions to Normal Memory Shortfalls

You can’t find your glasses, keys or the right word.  You forget an appointment or name of a familiar pet, object or person. You’ve already forgotten the name of the nice person who was just introduced to you a minute … Continue reading

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Elder Abuse Targeted in Senate Bill

  A bill that would amend the Older Americans Act (OAA) to better protect elders from abuse was introduced to Congress by Sen.Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Specifically, the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention Act would establish a National Adult Protective Services … Continue reading

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