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Tips for Helping Alzheimer’s Patients Who Lack Proper Family Support

For individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, having loving spouses, children or grandchildren devoted to caring for them can make all the difference in the world. To senior care professionals, it’s usually quite obvious when such a strong support system is absent. Not only is it heartbreaking, it also makes it difficult to ensure those Alzheimer’s patients receive the care they need.

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Guidance for Assessing Family Caregivers

As a health care professional, you assess patients all the time. And until recently you may not have been asked to assess the patient's family caregiver, except to identify that person as a contact or resource when developing a discharge plan.

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Patients with Dementia Deserve a Dignified Diagnosis

Every individual with Alzheimer’s has a diagnosis story. Receiving the news marks the beginning of a drastic life change for the individual and his or her family, and the way a doctor communicates that change can hugely impact the nature of their Alzheimer’s journey.

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5 Steps to Improve a Senior’s Nutritional Health

A variety of issues, from medications and illnesses to memory problems and physical constraints, can jeopardize a senior's ability to maintain a balanced diet. Seniors may find grocery shopping difficult, feel uncomfortable in the kitchen or lack the skills necessary to maintain a well-balanced diet.

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Easing the Ills of Healthcare with Telemedicine: Tips to Help You and Your Patients Benefit from Remote Consultations (US Version)

You know how hard it can be for older patients to get to all the appointments they have. What if there was a way to help them get the care they require in a more efficient way, both for them and for you? Here are some tips and best practices to help you take advantage of the rise in telemedicine.

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Easing the Ills of Healthcare with Telehealth: Tips to Help You and Your Patients Benefit from Remote Consultations (Canadian Version)

You know how hard it can be for older patients, especially those who live in rural communities, to get to all the appointments they have. What if there was a way to help them get the care they require in a more efficient way, both for them and for you? Here are some tips and best practices to help you take advantage of the rise in telehealth.

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Home Care Offers Hope for the Elder Boom - US Version

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Home Care Offers Hope for the Elder Boom- Canadian Version

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Care Team Communication: 3 Steps for Staying Informed - US Version

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Care Team Communication: 3 Steps for Staying Informed - Canada Version

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