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Correct Medication

Correct Medication | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Use the following tips to help protect your senior citizen from making mistakes with their medication.
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This issue is more important than most people realize. Very good read. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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My Senior Portal: Aging Does Not Discriminate

Aging Does Not Discriminate
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If you are lucky, everyone gets older. Food for thought. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Beware: Price Spikes For Prescription Drugs

Beware: Price Spikes For Prescription Drugs | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it

2016 It’s important to note, more than ever, to become aware of health care options and policies including prescription drugs and rising prices.

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2016 is teed up to have an extraordinary rise in drug costs!  Check your Medicare or individual coverage while open enrollment is still on. It might save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars. #SenriorLifeTransitionAdviser

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National Hospice Month - End of Life Benefits for Seniors and Families

When you say hospice, many people either shut down their listening or cringe. The point of hospice is to welcome the eventual death facing us all in the most dignified and comfortable manner. Family caregivers provide the majority of care and staff provide physical, emotional & spiritual support.
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Hospice isn't about giving up! It is about comfort and care, reducing any suffering and getting the best of life at the end. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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What's the Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia? from Sabina Brennan on Vimeo

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Great little video to help you understand the difference. Some dementias are curable. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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The Seven Stages of Dementia

The Seven Stages of Dementia | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
By Madeline Vann, MPH From "no impairment" to "very severe," knowing the seven stages of dementia can help guide you as a caregiver. One of the main topics of discussion when someone is diagnosed w...
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Do you wonder if a loved one may have dementia? A quick guide to see if you need to look deeper. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Solo Aging: Take Steps Now to Create a Network

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More and more people are becoming a solo ager. Who will you turn to? #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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My Senior Portal: Every Living Person: An Elder in the Making

Elders in the Making
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Older people feel younger than they are. It's all perspective. Embrace what you have. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Uber Can Give Seniors Their Wheels, Flexibility and Independence Back | Senior Care Corner

Uber Can Give Seniors Their Wheels, Flexibility and Independence Back | Senior Care Corner | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
When seniors no longer drive, whether they are no longer safe behind the wheel, choose to give up their keys, or can't afford to own a car, they still need to get around. Not being able to get where they need to go can rob seniors of their independence and may even the ability to age in place.
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Great service. Good option when the car keys need to go. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Retiring Early, Retiring Late, Retiring Penniless

Retiring Early, Retiring Late, Retiring Penniless | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
These new studies offer surprises about why some people retire early but others don't and why the poorest have so few assets at the end of life.
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Sometimes it is not your choice to retire early, do you have enough saved? #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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8 Great Reasons to Be Your Own Boss After 50

8 Great Reasons to Be Your Own Boss After 50 | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Jeff Williams, a coach to people starting businesses after 50, says becoming an entrepreneur can give you a better life professionally and personally.
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Many corporations don't see your value anymore - their loss. Creating your own business is freeing, exhilarating and it makes sense. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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I Am Shrinking and So Are You

I Am Shrinking and So Are You | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Losing height is common as we age. Learn how you can keep yourself standing tall or cope when back problems or other issues take their toll.
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The longer you live, it seems, the older you may get. And shorter too. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Traditional Blood Pressure Readings Get a Demotion

Traditional Blood Pressure Readings Get a Demotion | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
A new recommendation highlights the shortcomings of traditional blood pressure determinations and suggests how doctors could get more reliable numbers.
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Falsely elevated or low blood pressure is all to common, good info on how to get a truer reading before medicating. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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10 Ways to Make Life Easier for a Sick Friend

10 Ways to Make Life Easier for a Sick Friend | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how to help out a sick friend? A cancer survivor describes what she most appreciated and what she has offered others.
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It is hard to know what you can do to help. This is good with ideas. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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5 Things People Forget to Include in Their Will

5 Things People Forget to Include in Their Will | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
It's easy to overlook these details in your estate planning, but it can be a big mistake if you do.
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What about your pets?  your digital assets? Lots to think about. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Dana Rosenstock Green's curator insight, November 17, 2015 1:49 PM

Important things that often get overlooked in estate planning...Don't make this mistake!

 

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Top Reasons for Moving to a Senior Living Community - Senior Housing News

Top Reasons for Moving to a Senior Living Community - Senior Housing News | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Changes to a senior’s health status are more likely to prompt a move to a senior living community than any other deciding factor, according to survey findings recently released by Varsity Branding and Asbury Communities. The study, titled “Project Looking Glass III: From The Outside Read More »
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What most people don't realize is that their health and sense of well-being often improve after the move! #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Overcoming Resistance by Senior Loved Ones to the Care They Need | Senior Care Corner

Overcoming Resistance by Senior Loved Ones to the Care They Need | Senior Care Corner | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Family caregivers experience at one time or another senior loved ones who don’t want to do what they are being asked to do. We may need to get creative to overcome the resistance of our seniors so that their health and well-being can be protected. Difficult, maybe, but you know they are worth it.
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First you need to understand the why of resistance, a most important step. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Elderly Scams and How to Cope

For every dollar taken from a person over age 65, there is an altered life, perhaps one with less independence and confidence than before.
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In this holiday season, take the time to notice if your loved one might be vulnerable. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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9 At-Home Exercises That Reduce Knee Pain

9 At-Home Exercises That Reduce Knee Pain | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Knee pain is second only to back pain in discomfort reported by adults, but it can be reduced with some simple exercises you can do at home.
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I sure want my knees around for a long time! #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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How to Talk Effectively with Your Doctor

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You don't need to be older for this advice to be relevant! Spot on. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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Why You Should be Using Social Media to Market to Seniors

Why You Should be Using Social Media to Market to Seniors | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Since 2012, seniors have adopted social networking -- in droves.
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Yup, the older folks can be found all over social media. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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What is Medicare going to cost in 2016? Medicare Answers

What is Medicare going to cost in 2016? Medicare Answers | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
What is Medicare going to cost for 2016, what will be covered, and other FAQs and answers about Medicare from our Medicare advocates.
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Government has to make it even harder for seniors and Medicare. Get advice from a good insurance broker (not agent). #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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10 Life Lessons We Learn Too Late

10 Life Lessons We Learn Too Late | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
What have you learned in your life, perhaps at a great cost? What do you wish you had known when you were younger? Here are one man's life lessons.
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Great thoughts. And, no one goes to their grave wishing they worked more. Live life. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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5 Signs It's Time to Cut Off Your Adult Kids

5 Signs It's Time to Cut Off Your Adult Kids | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Giving money to your adult child can be helpful, but you need to make sure you can afford it first. Here are some guidelines on when and when not to give.
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It's natural to want to care for your kids...know when to say when. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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What Friends Don't Know Can Hurt You

What Friends Don't Know Can Hurt You | Senior Life Transitions | Scoop.it
Learning to be direct about what you need and don't need during times of distress is the key to getting the best support from friends and family.
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Wow! Great article. People aren't mind readers. Tell them what you do/do not want. If you are trying to help, just listen. Good advice here for all. #SeniorLifeTransitionAdviser

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