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Our posts feature helpful advice and resources for both caregivers and aging seniors. They may be able to provide you with the answers you’ve been searching for, or point you in the right direction to find them.

As We Age . . . What Are Our Choices and Where Do We Begin?

As one ages, many needs change. By the time an adult reaches retirement age, their needs and desires are usually quite different than in the earlier stages of life. Although many retirees remain quite active and independent, there may come a time when this changes, and difficult decisions must be made regarding what to do next. Proactive planning by family and the older adult can help prevent emergencies and accidents and allow the older adult to remain safe and independent for as long as possible.

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Protecting Your Skin Should Be a Priority

Spending time in the sun can be full of fun, but it's important to remember the importance of sun safety. The need for protection from the sun's UVA and UVB rays can be especially important for seniors, who often have more fragile skin. Learn about protecting yourself and your aging loved ones from the harmful effects of UV rays.

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Dehydration

Summertime is here and so are the warmer temperatures. In the summer, especially, it is important you get enough water to drink. Our body is made up of 60% water and it is important to keep yourself properly hydrated.

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Managing Sundown Syndrome

Sundown Syndrome can make the late afternoon and early evening difficult for some people with dementia. Although you may not be able to stop it completely, there are steps you can take to help manage this challenging time of day.

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When Grandma Doesn’t Remember Any More

Mother’s Day will be here soon and many families will take time out from their busy schedule to spend time with their loved ones, mothers and grandmothers in particular. While Mother’s Day is a day to honor and remember our mothers and grandmothers, for families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease, it can be a day of mixed feelings, especially when grandchildren are involved. However, a little preparation will go a long way in making this a memorable Mother’s Day with grandma.

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Working with a Nurse Care Manager and a Medical Power of Attorney

In an emergency, you may be left incapacitated or otherwise unable to make medical decisions for yourself. Having a medical power of attorney can help make sure that your wishes are protected in the event of an unexpected illness or injury. Learn how working with a Nurse Care Manager and having a Medical Power of Attorney in place helped Mrs. Jones and can help you and others in the Phoenix area.

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Should Dad Still Be Driving?

In addition to assessing and making recommendations about the client’s current functional level, the appropriateness of their living environment and their overall safety, the Nurse Care Manager can assess driving safety and alternatives to driving.

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