ElderCarelink Blog

Is a PACE program in your future?

by Sue Lanza
March 18th, 2011 at 2:07 am

Having coffee with a friend the other day when she mentioned that she disliked the choices for her aunt of assisted living or eventually even a long-term care setting, due to some chronic medical conditions. I asked her if she had ever heard of a PACE program. Like most people, she said, “No, what is that”?

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Alzheimer’s Association publishes updated facts and figures about AD

by Carol Bursack
March 17th, 2011 at 10:18 am

Alzheimer’s disease is hardly the mystery it once was. We can’t turn on the television, log into our computers or listen to the radio very long without some reference to the impact this disease is having on our nation and on the world.

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Creating meaningful visits during the spring and summer

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
March 16th, 2011 at 4:50 am

The changing of the seasons, no matter where you live, can provide an opportunity to do something different until the next season. What is your favorite season? What are you looking forward to doing this spring or summer?

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Study suggests liver connection with Alzheimer’s disease

by Carol Bursack
March 15th, 2011 at 4:26 am

In the ongoing search for causes and/or a potential cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are always surprises. Most Alzheimer’s research still leans toward examining the hallmark beta amyloid deposits that create the plaques in the brain that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Involving children can create meaningful visits

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
March 14th, 2011 at 4:33 am

Though the decades of home health care I have enjoyed many interesting stories that older adults have shared about the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren in their lives. There are usually an abundance of photographs capturing special memories scattered around the house. They are the perfect conversation starters.

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