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Free Online Course -- "Living with Dementia: Impact on Individuals, Caregivers, Communities and Societies.  Take the 5-week course to learn more about the care of persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. posted 01.06.15 Choosing a Medication Reminder System Full article posted 12.18.14
Twenty Ways To Care for Caregivers  Read the full article posted 12.16.14
Caregiver Burnout Read the full article posted 12.12.14
Stress and the Holidays: Coping Strategies to Keep you Sane Read the full article posted 12.10.14
Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Alzheimer's and their Caregivers Read the full article posted 12.08.14
Need a Perfect Holiday Gift for Older Adults? Give the Gift of Household Services from HOME SHOP. Home program with e-commerce gift idea helps seniors struggling to remain independent in their own homes. posted 12.03.14
Final Week of National Family Caregiver Month. Check out www.caregiver.org a national non-profit focused on the work of family and friends nationwide caring for others.  posted 11.16.14

As an aging population rises, the more falls they have.
New York Times, Herald-Tribune/Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Read the full article posted 11.16.14

Veteran Directed Home and Community-Based Services Program offers more options to veterans in need of long-term care.
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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month. A time to honor and recognize all caregivers for their contributions. Learn more about programs to support family caregivers. See the Caregiver Action Network website and the Caregiver Center.
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Live Well at Home mobile app receives national award

A mobile app developed for the Minnesota Board on Aging’s Live Well at Home initiative with support from DHS recently received a merit award in the 23rd annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The app, available at no cost through the Apple Store and Google Play, features a seven-question quiz to help users identify their own risks or another’s risk for moving permanently from their home. posted 10.06.14


Loneliness Kills If you’re not careful, loneliness might kill you.  Everyone feels lonely at predictable times, like when a special friend or relative dies. But doctors are quick to point out that it’s the continuing, persistent kind of loneliness that carries very real health risks.  posted 09.24.14

Rehabilitation helps prevent depression from age-related vision loss
Depression is a common risk for people who have lost their vision from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but a new study shows that a type of rehabilitation therapy can cut this risk in half. The study was funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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