Always Best Care National Newsletter

January 21, 2013

Free Webinar!: “Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease”

The warning signs of Alzheimer's disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavior changes, learn the facts. Early detection gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Topics include...

  • The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Separate myth from reality
  • Commonly held fears about Alzheimer's
  • How to recognize the signs in yourself and others

Always Best Care is proud to host Ms. Ellen Carbonell, Associate Director of Family Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association. The webinar is free for all who attend, and will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern). Space is limited, so please reserve your space today!

Reserve your Webinar seat at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/968118162

About Ms. Carbonell: Ellen Carbonell, MSW, LCSW, is responsible for developing and producing dementia-related family programs for Alzheimer’s Association chapter implementation nationwide. Trained as a clinical social worker, Ms. Carbonell has over 30 years’ experience working with individual and family programs in mental health, vocational, educational, clergy and voluntary health care settings.

Don’t miss this informative and compelling webinar.

The Caregiver Chronicles

The mother: Still glamorous and flirty in her nineties. The daughter: Loving but conflicted, convinced she'd been a lifelong disappointment. What happens when the two women say good-bye?
                                                            by Barbara Graham

"You don't have to get all gussied up," I told her. "He's a hospice rabbi. He's used to seeing people in their bathrobes."

"I'm not people," my mother said, propped up on the hospital bed that had just replaced the single bed in her apartment. "And I don't parade around in a bathrobe when company comes." Even now, at 95, impossibly frail and tethered to an oxygen tank, Irene looked glamorous in her blue silk nightie with the ivory lace trim.

"He's not company," I protested halfheartedly, though really there was no point in arguing. My mother, the former belle of Pittsburgh, would die before she let any man see her undressed without her "face" on.

Which is exactly what would happen, but we didn't know that yet.

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Eyesight is crucial to our independence, mobility and quality of life. However, our eyes age right along with the rest of our bodies and need special care and consideration for long-term health. One in four people over 65 have at least early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and it is the leading cause of blindness for older adults in the world.Read More >>
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Important Articles of Interest

How Seniors Can Protect Themselves from Food Related Illness
Every year, one in six Americans suffers food poisoning and about 3,000 die, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . While healthy diets are certainly beneficial and help prevent disease and improve mental and physical abilities, seniors should avoid some foods that appear healthy, especially raw foods, because of the germs that are in the food.
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Senior Health Issues Get
Special ER Attention

The emergency room experience is stressful. You aren’t feeling well, it’s noisy, and you don’t have much privacy during a very vulnerable time. The staff, while well qualified, is usually providing necessary treatment at a fast pace and may not explain everything they are doing to help you and why.Read More >>

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