The Brain and Nutrition – preventing Alzheimer’s Diease

Many of us know already about Alzheimer’s Disease and its effects on the brain.  While we may think of it abstractly as a part of growing older, when it begins to threaten our own cognitive functions it becomes much more serious. According to the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation Alzheimer’s is a “progressive, neurodegenerative disease” and … Continued

Communicating with Older Adults this Thanksgiving

Recommendations for communicating with older adults this Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time when many of us get together with family near and far to feast and enjoy each-others company. The majority of these festivities involve our older parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. Aging can have a profound effect on communication and can create barriers between … Continued

Keep Hospital Stays Affordable – Observation

  The use of “Observation Status” – treating certain hospitalized Medicare patients as outpatients when their care is indistinguishable to the consumer, family and patient from that of formally admitted inpatients – continues to garner a considerable attention of the Life Care Managers at Holistic Aging advocating for their clients. It remains an unresolved problem that … Continued

Antipsychotic drugs use with dementia is elder abuse

Elder Abuse in Nursing Facilities: The Over-Administration of Antipsychotic Drugs to Nursing Home Residents This report was written by Senior Policy Attorney Toby S. Edelman. The Administration on Aging defines a subcategory of elder abuse – “physical abuse” – as “inflicting physical pain or injury on a senior, e.g. slapping, bruising, or restraining by physical … Continued

Dove Therapy – New Option For Our Clients

  Never let it be said that we do not practice what we preach. We were interested in experiencing Dove therapy “first hand” before being able to offer and recommend this to our clients. We came away knowing this is a service many of our clients could benefit from, so plan on adding this to … Continued

Supporting The Caregiver

  In 1999, I fulfilled my 2nd grade promise to take care of my Mom if she ever got sick. From personal experience, Supporting The Caregiver is as important as providing the personal care yourself. When I talk about that ‘time’ to anyone I generally say it was the worst but also the most precious … Continued

Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?

    The question before you is:  Should You Be Using Social Media To Advocate For Seniors?   I just read the article: Advocating for Aging Services in a Digital World by Julie Sweetland, featured on the American Society for Aging website. She’s right.  We need to change both attitudes and perspectives, and social media both … Continued