Alzheimer’s Cafes

Selam Workie


16 March, 2017

Over the last several years, eldercare has continued its growth as a very dynamic and exciting field. New advances in technology, organizations, and new concepts of how to best serve our elderly clients are coming at a rapid pace. But every once in a while an innovative and exciting...

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Keeping Safe in Cold Weather

Selam Workie


11 January, 2017

It seems like it was only yesterday that we were talking about the risk of heat stroke and dehydration. Now we are thinking that a cup of hot tea sounds like a good idea. To avoid burns, it’s important that hot drinks are not too hot before giving them...

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Thinking About Winter

Selam Workie


21 November, 2016

Weather patterns seem to be getting more extreme everywhere and there’s no telling what this winter will be like. But past snowstorms remind us that the weather can be unpredictable. For caregivers and others who must get to their clients and patients, now is the time to plan for...

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Turn Your Back on Stress

Selam Workie


17 August, 2016

Feeling relaxed is not a natural state for human beings. Thousands of years ago our world was full of threatening situations and things and it made sense that we reacted by fighting or running away (fight or flight). But today we’re no longer being threatened by hungry saber-tooth tigers....

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Healing Gardens Grow in Popularity

Selam Workie


18 July, 2016

Before studies were done leading to scientific proof that “nature heals,” gardens were often used to aid in the healing process — from the Japanese Zen Garden to the Monastic Cloister garden. But such holistic approaches went out of favor during the 20th century with its emphasis on medical...

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Eldercare: Don’t Ignore these Eight Symptoms

Selam Workie


15 June, 2016

We know what to do when someone experiences severe chest pain, sudden loss of vision or speech, or significant abdominal pain— get them (or you) to a doctor or hospital right away. But what about less obvious signs of physical distress? Some of these symptoms could be a sign...

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Living with Hearing Loss

Selam Workie


15 April, 2016

Hearing loss is a common condition affecting older adults. According to the article, Hearing Loss and Older Adults on the website of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the NIH, “Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has a hearing...

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