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Alzheimer’s Association event in Brewster March 8 – Don’t miss!

Have you been looking after a loved one who seems to be getting more and more “forgetful” as time progresses? What is the difference between the simple forgetfulness of aging and Alzheimer’s? There will be an hour long presentation from the Alzheimer’s Association in Brewster this Thursday where the symptoms of Alzheimer’s will be discussed … Continue reading

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The struggle for affordable homecare and worker’s rights

As seniors age, more and more of them are seeking care at home. Sometimes the needs of those seeking care are very high, which takes a toll on home health workers who are often unpaid for a significant part of their shift. 2 Really important issues to address: 1. How to increase the number of … Continue reading

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A furry companion for dementia patients

Animal therapy has established benefits for individuals with Dementia as well as those with emotional and psychiatric issues. Many journal articles have been written about how having a pet corresponds directly with increased well being and decreased agitation and isolation. A recent development in animal therapy is bringing significant improvement in the symptoms of individuals … Continue reading

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Adult Day Programs are Awesome!

Adults with Alzheimer’s or Dementia often are placed in settings where they are isolated due to some of the behaviors associated with these diseases. Since both conditions are incurable; it is important to support the quality of life of our loved ones in addition to simply keeping them “safe.” Often we associate safety with keeping … Continue reading

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Holidays can be difficult for seniors

It is the holiday season and the focus is on parties, gifts and food for many people. The pressure to enjoy yourself and make the holidays “magical” can be difficult for our elderly loved ones; especially when their family members are remote and their spouse or partner has passed on. Gifts and treats are of … Continue reading

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