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Thursday May 21st, 2015

Dealing with denture care

Dentures need the same level of care and attention as natural teeth do. Bacteria and fungi that grow on teeth can also infect a dental appliance. Pressure spots on the gums can lead to pain and potential infection. Poor denture care can also result in stains and bad breath. Encourage your family member to develop a solid routine.
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Thursday May 14th, 2015

What is a care manager?

Conflicting demands on your heart, time, and energy can make it hard to care for an aging relative. If this sounds familiar, you could benefit from the services of a care manager. A care manager provides relief. They work with you and your family member to develop a realistic care plan. The goal of the plan is to maximize your loved one's independence, safety, and quality of life. A solid care plan addresses family resources. This includes making sure you are not called upon to do more than you are able.
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Thursday May 7th, 2015

Removing "junk stimulation"

If you were asked to name the stresses in your life, you might think first about all the tasks and responsibilities you are juggling. Or challenging relationships. Or financial difficulties. Less obvious are the stressors in your environment that can tax your nervous system behind the scenes. "Junk stimulation," like junk mail, simply overwhelms the brain for no real purpose. Clutter and noise are two stimulants that create unnecessary stress.
Thursday April 16th, 2015

Removing "junk stimulation"

If you were asked to name the stresses in your life, you might think first about all the tasks and responsibilities you are juggling. Or challenging relationships. Or financial difficulties. Less obvious are the stressors in your environment that can tax your nervous system behind the scenes. "Junk stimulation," like junk mail, simply overwhelms the brain for no real purpose. Clutter and noise are two stimulants that create unnecessary stress.
Thursday April 2nd, 2015

Cavities at this age?

As we age we become more prone to tooth decay and infections of the gums. If dental infections go undetected or ignored, the consequences are not small. Cavities, gum disease, and decay of tooth roots are painful, and expensive to fix. (Medicare does not cover dentistry!) Loss of teeth can result in poor nutrition and social isolation if your loved one is embarrassed. And, gum disease and tooth loss have been linked to serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Here's what to look for as potential signs of dental disease.
Tuesday March 10th, 2015

Spring Circular 2015

The Spring Circular 2015 includes: (Click here to read the Spring Circular 2015) Annual Hospice Hope Run, A Message from the CEO, A Homeless Patient’s Dying Wish, Benefits of Earlier Admission to Hospice, Please Don’t Hesitate to Call, 2015 Hospice Hope Classic, Plumbers in Pink, Embracing Hope Poem, Camp Carousel 2015, and We Proudly Honor Veterans, Veterans Coffee Events
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Thursday March 5th, 2015

Conflict over medical decisions

Frequently in serious illness, treatment decisions must be made quickly. It is not uncommon for relatives to have differing ideas about the best course. Some may feel their loved one should pursue aggressive treatments. Others may feel that therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy do not offer enough benefits given their negative effect on the limited time their family member may have.