Monthly Archives: June 2017

How to Lead Meditation Groups for Seniors: A Resource For People Who Work With Seniors

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This easy to read book, along with access to five recorded meditation lessons, will prepare you to lead meditation groups for seniors, even if you have never meditated before. Meditation groups for seniors offer mental, physical, and emotional wellness. Help to manage pain, Reduce loneliness, anxiety and stress, Increase engagement in everyday activities, Improve respiratory function, Strengthen immune response, Enhance peace and joy More seniors should have access to meditation through senior communities, home health agencies, senior […]

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The Not-So-Golden Years: Caregiving, the Frail Elderly, and the Long-Term Care Establishment

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Since the 1990s, the politics and policies of aging and elder care have emerged as one of the more important issues both nationally and worldwide. Because of population aging and the lengthening of the life span itself, the prevalence of chronic disabling diseases is increasing considerably, rendering more people dependent on others to meet their daily needs. The Not So Golden Years: Caregiving, the Frail Elderly and the Long-Term Care Establishment explores the forces shaping long-term care […]

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Silver Mother – Smart Care For Our Loved Ones

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Silver Mother is a comprehensive life monitoring solution to let seniors live a safe and independent life. Silver Mother’s sensors seamlessly blend into the everyday activities of seniors. They continuously monitor their safety and health. Family members and caregivers can remotely make sure that their loved ones are enjoying a secure and healthy life and receive immediate alerts when a cause for concern is detected. Silver Mother is a set of carefully designed monitoring programs to adapt […]

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Elderly in Home Care Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Socialization

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While the vast majority of seniors prefer to age in one place, many seek assistance from home health companies and assistant living services because of an increased need for personal assistance or in home care. Numerous studies have been conducted that show that seniors having social connections through family members, friends, social organizations, even companion animals is directly linked with their overall good health, prolonged survival from serious illness, and longevity in general. As seniors age, the […]

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Mindfulness for Carers: How to Manage the Demands of Caregiving While Finding a Place for Yourself

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Carers are particularly vulnerable to feeling stressed, worried and worn down by the vast demands that often come with caregiving, be they physical, psychological or emotional. Mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to carers, whether professional or voluntary, as a means of developing greater inner stability, resilience and gaining more control over their thoughts, feelings and emotions. Mindfulness is an evidence-based approach that is proven to help protect against stress, anxiety, depression and burnout. Dr Cheryl Rezek provides […]

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Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories And Tips For Caregiving Your Elderly Parents

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For more than 75 million people in the United States providing care for an aging parent, Barbara McVicker has released Stuck in the Middle. In her book, McVicker provides real-life short stories by caregivers and a practical guide with tip lists.Like many adult children, McVicker felt “stuck in the middle” of the needs of her children, her aging parents, and her career. As the responsibilities became too overwhelming, she quit her job as a development director for […]

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Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines (Suny Series in New Political Science)

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For millions of Americans caregiving is the new normal. For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, “Elder Care Journey” chronicles the disruption of her world and how it is upended by the ever-increasing long-distance needs of her own mother. A healthy, Senior Olympics medal winner, Olson s mother is slowly and steadily incapacitated by Parkinson s disease and a gradual loss of vision. Thrust into a long-distance caregiving role, Olson finds […]

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