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Senior Care Seattle WA: Happy (Or Not So Happy?) 65th Birthdays

People celebrating their 65th birthday today were born 9 months after Victory in Europe Day. Their arrival marked what some consider the very beginning of the Baby Boom Generation, which (at least in the Western World) enjoyed economic abundance, rock and roll, and long life expectancy.
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Long Goodbye of the Elderly In Bellevue WA Can Create Crises For Caregivers

“Oh Abigail, I’m dying’.” My stepmother, then in her late 80s, telephoning me on a Saturday morning, her Southern voice faint and desperate. I drop everything and fly from Washington to Boston. When I get to her apartment, she greets me — all dressed up in a spring suit, scarf and jewelry — and says: “Thank God you’re here — I have to go to the hairdresser!” Continue reading

Medication Safety for Seattle WA Seniors

If you’re older than 65 and take multiple medications, you should be aware of potential interactions between your drugs. These interactions can cause unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine, or even lead to hospitalization. Studies show that up to 30 percent of hospital admissions of elderly patients are linked to harmful effects of medications and other related problems. Continue reading

Female Caregivers in Seattle, WA May Be Prone to Depression

More prone to depression than men when watching over ailing, elderly parents, review finds Continue reading

6 Tips for Long-Term Care Shoppers in Seattle, Washington

If you think you might be a candidate for a long-term-care insurance policy, you’ve got homework ahead. These are some of the questions to keep in mind as you scale the learning curve: Continue reading

Spouses Face Challenges When Caring for Ailing Partners in Bellevue, Washington

Caring for a sick or disabled elderly relative exacts a toll — physical, emotional, financial — on any family member, but being a spousal caregiver brings particular challenges. Continue reading

Seattle, Washington Seniors Who Neglect Their Medications Are More At Risk For Falls

Seniors who neglect to take their medications as directed can significantly increase their risk of falls, according to new research.
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Seattle WA Seniors May Find it Difficult to Dash Salt From Their Diets

For years, Americans have been advised to consume less sodium, and they’ve taken that advice with a grain of salt. Continue reading

Baby Boomers Should Plan Ahead for Late-In-Life Care in Seattle, Washington

Baby boomers rocked Woodstock, protested wars, rallied for civil rights and today have a solid reputation as professionals who work hard and play harder. But as record numbers of boomers continue to age, their health problems rise in direct proportion. If you’re a member of this generation and haven’t yet made decisions about your late-in-life health care, someone else could make them for you. Continue reading