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An Introduction to Geriatric Care Managers

2020-01-03 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are elder care specialists who evaluate older adults’ functional abilities and home environment. GCMs meet with the older adult and family, create individualized care plans to address any gaps in activities  What is a Geriatric Care Manager?  Geriatric Care Managers (GCMs) are elder care specialists who evaluate older adults’ functional abilities and […]

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Alzheimer’s — What it is and What to do About it

2019-12-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

A conservative estimate of the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease in the USA is 5.1 million. Nearly one half of elders over 85 years old have dementia of the Alzheimer’s type. It is estimated that 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease (without effective medical interventions). Every 71 seconds, someone in America is […]

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Coping with the Reality that Mom Has Dementia

2019-10-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

You’ve noticed that mom isn’t the same; she is quieter, less engaged in social events and she seems to forget things easily. You chalk it off to her getting older, to the recent move, to the death of your father, to anything but dementia. This is a normal healthy response to change. No one wants […]

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Seniors, What to Eat if Suffering from Mouth Sores

2019-09-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

For an elderly person who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, it is not uncommon that the treatment has an adverse effect on the persons mouth and teeth.  The effect of the treatment can lead to the development of mouth sores, which could lead to eating difficulties for the person and affecting his/her nutrition.  Just […]

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Too Much Fruit Links to Dental Problems in Seniors

2019-02-06 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

During their older years, many senior citizens have changed their eating habits, and have adapted to a fruit based diet, primarily, in the belief that it is a healthy way of eating and will keep them well. However, after being on this fruit based way of eating for as little as 6 months, some of […]

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Oral Hygiene and Care for Senior Citizens

2018-11-22 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

As a person ages, subtle changes take place throughout the whole body. Usually the aging process goes unnoticed on a day to day basis, until a photo of years ago is examined, then “Oh My Gosh I’m becoming old”! It is not only the outer body which reflects such changes, but the mouth shape, gums […]

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