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Navigating the Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer's is never easy—it is a life-changing event that may lead to a range of emotions and questions. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and this figure is steadily growing. Read More
Senior Vaccinations: The long and short of it for 65 and over
What’s covered, what’s not, and what you need to know. Read More
Who is Eligible for Senior Living Care Services?
Over half of Americans in their 40’s today are “sandwiched” between caring for... Read More
Avoiding Conflict with Aging Parents
One night I received a call from a daughter that was struggling to find care for her parents. She had been doing an excellent job scheduling their doctor appointments, managing their medications, shopping for groceries, preparing weekly meals, washing laundry, and maintaining their home. Now, she was burnt out. Read More
It's Never Too Late to Start Moving!
It’s important to take care of our physical well-being, especially as one ages. While... Read More
Is Your Parents' Home Safe?
Is your parents’ home safe to live in? It may seem like a simple question, but it’s actually quite complicated. There are many factors that indicate if a home is a good fit for an older adult and many red flags if it won’t be a good option long-term. Read More
Seeing the Possibilities - Eye Health and Independence for Older Adults
Taking care of your eyes should be a priority,  just like eating healthy and physical... Read More
The Beneficial Bond Between Older Adults and Pets
There’s nothing quite like the comfort a pet can bring, especially during or after a stressful event. Petting their fur and listening to their little noises can bring ease and tranquility that humans cannot. And it’s scientifically backed too. Read More
My Life is a Junk Drawer
Marcy called my CarePatrol office about her husband Marvin. He had dementia, and she wanted to know about assisted living options “for when he gets really bad.” Marvin’s Alzheimer’s was affecting his short-term memory and ability to have meaningful conversations. Read More
Happiness is Key: Boost Your Loved One's Mental Health
As we get older, we gain further independence from the stresses of work as we reach retirement.... Read More
Residential Assisted Living – What You Need to Know
In Baltimore there are 3 types of assisted living and memory care facilities: continuous care retirement communities (12 of them), assisted living communities (40), and residential assisted living (613 RALs). Read More
How to Find Verified Reviews of Assisted Living Facilities
Choosing an assisted living facility can be a stressful and overwhelming process. Whether... Read More
Healthy Tips for Older Women
Today, aging successfully is in focus more than ever, and it’s become apparent that there are some health risks that are more common in women than men. By Rebekah Alcalde Read More
Free Workshop for Healthcare Professionals: How to Be A Better Ally
Free Virtual Workshop: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, with Featured Speaker Paul Iarrobino. This CEU event will include practical solutions, best practices and humor. Read More
Seven Questions Every Family Member Should Ask About a Loved One at a Nursing Home
If you have an elderly relative in need of nursing home placement, you’re starting a complex... Read More
Spring Rejuvenation
With longer days and more sunshine, it’s a wonderful time for fresh starts, to shake up routines and become active. Read More
Be Sure When Managing Medications
Since doctors prescribe exactly what needs to be taken, noncompliance — not following your doctor’s recommendations for treatment — can be very dangerous. Many adults aren’t purposefully noncompliant, they just don’t understand the schedule or how the medication works. By Rebekah Alcalde Read More
Elders and Abuse
When someone hears terms like neglect, exploitation, physical abuse, mental/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, they probably don’t connect them to the seniors in their life. Read More
Bringing Awareness to Brain Injuries
Every March, Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed to shed light on various aspects of brain injury. These injuries occur due to a variety of causes, including falls, forceful impact to the head or penetration by sharp objects, and more. This is an issue highly affecting older people due to a higher proportion of fall-related brain injuries. Read More

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