Month: January 2019

mindfulness for older adults

Mindfulness Training for Older Adults: Adding Life not Just Years

January 29th, 2019

Before there was cryonics, there were Egyptian mummification. Before there was mindfulness, there was unconscious living. Before the significant advances in medicine in the 21st century, the average life expectancy in the world was 48 years. Today the average life expectancy in the United States is 78.6 years according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Podcast Episode: Having End-of-Life Care Conversations

January 22nd, 2019

Having end-of-life care conversations is difficult if you are the patient, family member or professional practitioner. Generally, these type of conversations are never easy for anyone. That’s why a professional care manager can act as a buffer in dealing with this difficult subject and be the bridge in helping a patient to transition from palliative […]

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5 Ways a Geriatric Care Manager Can Simplify Your Life

January 15th, 2019

“Our life is frittered away by detail….Simplify, simplify.”[1] You would think that life gets simpler as we get older. Instead, it can become more complex as we enter the golden years. For example, health issues such as physical problems, dementia or cognitive decline can complicate life for you and/or family members. Drawing on their Quaker […]

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6 Solace and Care Sources That Can Optimize End-of-life care

January 7th, 2019

Today it requires more than medical care to help seniors who must also deal with physical disabilities and issues connected to cognitive decline. Complementary therapies, such as music and art, offer solace to those faced with a serious illness or age-related decline. When they are integrated with professional care services (such as geriatric care management) […]

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