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Eating Disorders Among the Elderly

Posted on: December 31 2013

Eating Disorders Among the Elderly

WRITTEN BY CHRIS COOPER, CFP® | 30 DECEMBER 2013

  Eating disorders are more common among older adults than many people realize.

Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia are typically thought of as conditions that affect young people. But eating disorders among elderly adults are a real and often unrecognized problem. If you have an elderly loved one, it’s important to be aware of the signs of an eating disorder, the causes of the condition, its possible consequences, and potential treatments. Causes of Eating Disorders Among the Elderly Eating disorders among the...

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Surviving the Holidays

Posted on: November 12 2013

According to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), nearly 5.2 million people in the United States are living with the disease. Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect the patient. For the millions of caregivers, this disease can create tremendous stress and affect health. Holidays can be especially difficult. However, with a little planning, your holiday can be a happy time to spend with family and friends and be inclusive of your family member with Alzheimer’s. Here are some tips to help keep holidays a joyful, fun time. • Limit guests- Lots of people in...

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About Hospice

Posted on: October 23 2013

 Many thanks to Don W. Stake of The Community Hospice located in Rensselaer, NY.  I appreciate his thoughtful post and hope you will too.

 

There are basically two kinds of people in this world: One small group of folks who have had some personal experience with hospice care, and therefore really get what it’s all about; and the other large aggregation of those who haven’t a clue what hospice means, or “know” a lot of things regarding end-of-life care that are plainly fanciful and simply aren...

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What to do? : Thinking Differently about Activities with someone with Dementia

Posted on: October 09 2013

What to do? : Thinking Differently about Activities with someone with Dementia Engagement: For some, the word triggers thoughts of wedding plans and diamond rings. For those of us who work in memory care, this word encompasses the purpose behind every interaction with our residents. How do I engage my resident with dementia? The answer to this question is different for every resident…. Art therapy was just the answer for one resident. This expressive program allowed him the outlet to share cherished memories of his life with his wife. Despite having diminished language skills, he drew pictures of summer...

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Arthritis Foundation Northeastern New York Chapter

Posted on: October 04 2013

Arthritis Foundation Northeastern New York Chapter The Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern New York Chapter is located in Clifton Park, NY and covers 14 counties in Northeastern New York including: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington. Arthritis is an umbrella term used for a group of more than 100 medical conditions. The common thread among these 100 plus conditions is that they all affect the musculoskeletal system and specifically the joints which is where two bones meet. Many forms of Arthritis are classified as systemic, meaning they can affect the whole body. The Arthritis can...

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The Joan Nicole Prince Home- A Comfort Care Residence

Posted on: September 28 2013

Many thank to Karen McGann for writing this informative piece on an important place, the Joan Ncole Prince Home. The Joan Nicole Prince Home – A Comfort Care Residence What is a Comfort Care Residence? By definition, it is a residential care option for the terminally ill which operates according to a specific model. Each home cares for two residents at a time, providing comfort and palliative care in a holistic, non medical setting. With the help of volunteers and qualified staff, care is provided at no cost to residents or their families. A Hospice agency provides services and...

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Best Chikpea Salad Ever!

Posted on: September 18 2013

Amy Imler, RD, CDN of ShopRite also sent along this chickpea salad recipe.  I plan to make it tonight! The Best Chickpea Salad Ever! Ingredients 1-15.5 oz can chickpeas ½ cup red bell pepper, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 1 medium cucumber, chopped 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar 3 Tbsp. olive oil ¼ tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. oregano Salt and pepper to taste Directions 1. Mix it together. Chill and go. Stays well in the refrigerator for ~3 days. Nutrition Data: Serves 6: Calories – 159, Total Fat – 8 g, Cholesterol –0 mg, Sodium – 224 mg, Total Carbohydrates – 19 g, Fiber –4 g, Protein – 4...

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