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  • Can hospitalization drive your elder crazy?

    June 25, 2013
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    ​Your parent is admitted to the hospital for a physical complaint. Suddenly he is disoriented, seeing things, combative and paranoid. What happened? Hospital delirium is a widespread condition that affects many elderly patients. For years it was ignored or misdiagnosed as dementia by the medical community. Recent studies, however, have shown that hospital delirium can



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  • The Miracle of Music

    May 31, 2013
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    I love music! It brings me up if I’m feeling down, soothes me if I’m feeling anxious and, best of all, makes a party even more fun. If I’m cleaning the house, blasting that radio makes the time fly by. If I’m working on a tedious task, music helps me focus. Some songs bring back great



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  • May is Older Americans Month – How do you talk to someone with Alzheimer’s disease?

    May 24, 2013
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    A condition that affects over 5 million older people in general and 50% of people over age 85 is Alzheimer’s disease.  This is a disease that affects thinking, concentration, memory, mood and behavior. Eventually a person can lose the ability to perform basic daily activities. Probably the most frustrating aspect of dealing with someone with



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