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When Should You Push For a Geriatric Assessment?

Taking a team approach can net the best results for your parents

By Eileen Beal, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, for Next Avenue

July 25, 2014

Navigating the maze of eldercare options can be challenging. A geriatric assessment can help you figure out the level of care your loved one needs

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Topic 2 - Posted October 17, 2016

 

Stretches and Exercises for Tired, Achy Legs

4 ways to ease leg and knee pain caused by overdoing it

By Linda Melone for Next Avenue

May 29, 2014

My 30-Day Declutter Challenge ended in a flurry as I scrambled to complete the last three days of clutter collection.

 

The goal of the challenge, started on Aug. 1, was to collect one item on Day 1, two on Day 2 and so forth for 30 days. By the end, on Aug. 30, I had culled more than the requisite 465 items,...

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Topic 3 - Posted November 11, 2016

 

Why the Arts Are Key to Dementia Care

This form of communication can engage intuition and imagination

By Anne Basting for Next Avenue

April 23, 2015

When you receive a serious medical diagnosis, it can feel as though that diagnosis replaces your identity. I am no longer myself — instead, now I am cancer, or heart attack or dementia.

 

But even when we carry a diagnosis, we also continue to live our lives. We are more than our diseases and care plans.

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