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The 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health   Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative condition marked by a progressive decline in cognitive functioning. This decline, often coupled with emotional apathy, affects the ... Read on »
Memory Card Games for Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Mem . o . ry: 1. a: the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms —Merriam-Webster’s Co ... Read on »
How Moving Can Save Your Parents Money by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health   As a senior real estate specialist, I'm often approached by senior clients who say, “I'd like to move out of my home, but I don’t want a monthly payment.” It’s my job ... Read on »
Seniors: When is it Time to "Let Go" of Control? by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There comes a point for many aging seniors when they must defer control to a person they trust to make their decisions for them. While it may seem a long ways away, the idea ... Read on »
Treating Sundowner's Syndrome: Top 10 Behavior Management Strategies by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Although there are countless theories, researchers understand very little about the causes of Sundowner’s Syndrome, a condition often associated with Alzheimer’s disease and ... Read on »
No Long-Term Care Insurance? Read This! by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There are several reasons why consumers may choose not to buy long-term care insurance. Some of those reasons may be based on very sound decisions. For instance, if you have ... Read on »
Finding the Right Independent Living Community: A Touring Checklist by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Touring independent living or active retirement facilities can seem daunting, but keeping track of your impressions as you walk through communities will help you when making a ... Read on »
Study Reveals Benefits of Starting Long-term Care Planning Pre-retirement by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Editor’s Note: When should you be looking into LTCI is a question many Americans are facing. The following press release is reprinted courtesy of the American Associati ... Read on »
CCRC vs. Life Care: Which Contract is Right for You? by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The burgeoning senior care market has introduced a slew of new concepts and terms that are easily confused. Many people believe, for example, that life care and continuing c ... Read on »
Creating an Alzheimer's Friendly Home: A Step-by-Step Guide by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Need your information straight away? Go to Getting Started Tips, Critical Safety Precautions, or step-by-step instructions for the bathroom, kitchen, bedroom or outdoor area ... Read on »
When Things Can’t be Mended by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health One of the most difficult aspects of packing is handling items that are fragile and have been previously repaired. These items are especially vulnerable to repeat damage ... Read on »
Book Review: A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A Caregiver’s Guide to Alzheimer’s Disease: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier , authored by Roger Brumback, Patricia Callone, Connie Kudlacek, Janaan Manternach and B ... Read on »
Can You Compost Adult Diapers? by gilbertGuide Posted in: Questions & Answers in Aging & Senior Health In part 1 of this series on the disposal of adult diapers, I discussed what materials and how much of those materials are ending up in the landfill via used adult disposable d ... Read on »
Reverse Mortgages: Pros and Cons by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Reverse mortgages understandably have their fair share of both advocates and critics. A financial tool to help seniors pay for home improvements, stay in their home, and ... Read on »
A Sneaky Secret About Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Affordability is a key ingredient in any successful long-term care plan. That is why the premium cost is often the most important factor to consumers who are conside ... Read on »
Activities for Dementia Patients by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I believe activities are crucial to well-being. In the past ten years, research has shown that activities play a large part in preventing the progression of dementia ... Read on »
Memory Jogging Puzzles for Alzheimer's & Dementia Patients by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My mother was a beautiful, active lady with a great sense of humor and with five children, she needed it! At fifty, she suffered a massive stroke, followed by many more. ... Read on »
LTCI: Does Automatic Inflation Protection Guarantee Against Rate Hikes? by gilbertGuide Posted in: Questions & Answers in Aging & Senior Health In A Sneaky Secret About Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums, I discuss the possibility of LTCI premium increases due to selecting an inflation protection option ... Read on »
Artificial Hydration & Nutrition in Advanced Alzheimer's by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In my conversations with families of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, they often have anxiety over withholding or withdrawing artificial hydration and nutrit ... Read on »
A Life that Matters by gilbertGuide Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I have decided to make a former client my role model. I met him half a dozen years ago, when he was in his early eighties and moving to a retirement community. As we beg ... Read on »