Sunday, March 29, 2015

Why We Need To Get Rid Of Senior Centers

Why We Need To Get Rid Of Senior Centers    Kerry Hannon

Time to Make Centers Multigenerational
That’s why I say: Let’s get rid of senior centers.

I’m not suggesting abolishing places for older men and women to get together and to learn things. I’m suggesting turning traditional centers into places where young and old spend time together.

This idea is actually catching on.

 Kerry Hannon is a contributor to Next Avenue and
has spent more than 25 years covering personal finance for Forbes,
Money, U.S. News & World Report and USA Today. Her website is Follow her on Twitter @kerryhannon.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Searching Dr. Google: How to Talk to Your Doc About Online Health Info

Searching Dr. Google: How to Talk to Your Doc About Online Health Info:

Many current-generation patients prefer to collaborate with their doctors.

The minute we have an ache or a pain or are given a new diagnosis, many of us turn to Dr. Google. Unfortunately the Internet is littered with people and companies that may improperly interpret or manipulate research and lead us to useless or harmful remedies. I am a huge proponent of arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible, which a huge part of the caregiver role.{EQ}

You might try to send this new information to the doctor in advance
of your next appointment.  Since no one can be expected to be current on
every last piece of research, this approach should allow the doctor
time to discern whether the information is relevant to your particular
Here are tips for engaging your doctor:
  • Rather than challenging him, explain that you found something

    interesting online and wondered what he thinks about it.  Your tone

    should impart respect for his expertise

  • If you can’t get the information to your doctor ahead of time, bring it with you and make a follow-up appointment to discuss it.
Present research from verifiable sources. Web sites dedicated to the

disease in question and run by nonprofits, such as those of the

Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association,  tend to be

accurate and informative; I recommend you start with those.{EQ}

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

How to Message LinkedIn Group Members | @StacyZapar's Blog

How to Message LinkedIn Group Members | @StacyZapar's Blog

You used to be able to message fellow group members via a link right on their profile. That went away many years ago and it's now much more convoluted and you really have to know what you’re doing to figure it out. It’s not intuitive in the least (in my opinion) and it even took me a while to find the feature after this latest change to the functionality and user interface. (Note: This could be a sign that the feature is in the process of being phased out… Much easier to do away with something that no one could find recently anyway.)

Stacy Donovan Zapar is a 16-year recruiting veteran for Fortune 500 tech companies and CEO of Tenfold Social Training, a B2B Social Recruiting training company for talent acquisition and staffing teams around the world. She is also the Most Connected Woman on LinkedIn with more than 40,000 1st-level connections, making her the #5 most connected person out of 259 million users worldwide. She is a monthly contributor to LinkedIn's Talent Blog and served as Technical Editor for Wiley's LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day. Stacy speaks regularly at HR / Recruiting conferences globally, including #truLondon, LinkedIn Talent Connect and Sourcing Summit Australia. She is #6 on Huffington Post's Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter and #7 on's 50 People Most Retweeted by Recruiters on Twitter. Feel free to connect with Stacy on LinkedIn and Twitter (@StacyZapar).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Exploring the Potential of Digital Technology to link AHPs and People in Remote, Rural Hubs

Let's Talk about Dementia | Never in the history of mankind did not talking about something scary make it disappear.

Living it Up Creatively

Exploring the Potential of Digital Technology to link AHPs and People in Remote, Rural Hubs

Since June 2014, a group made up of people living with disabilities and health problems, carers and Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s) have been actively learning about the benefits of digital inclusion. In August, we established a steering group to drive forward a Living it Up Creatively digital project that links Helmsdale, a remote rural community in East Sutherland, to New Craigs, the main Mental Health Hospital supporting the Highlands from Inverness.

How will we use digital technology to connect professionals and people in the future?

For further information contact Sarah Muir (AHP Lead NHS Highlands) at or Ann Pascoe (Dementia Friendly Communities, East Sutherland) on .

And follow us on twitter: @sarahahpmh and @a_carers_voice.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Free "Long Distance Caregiver Checkli

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It is hard being apart from an aging parent and worrying about his or her safety and well-being. When you visit, you need to make the most of your time. Our experts share a valuable checklist to improve your visits!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Why are caregiver spouses so relectant to hire help? | LinkedIn

Brett Frankenberg Brett Frankenberg 2nd Founder at The Institute for Quality in Senior
Living, Greater San Diego Area participated in  an interesting discussion on
Home Care and Healthcare Advocacy  concerning "Why are caregiver spouses so
reluctant to hire help?

" I am paraphrasing from his discussion:”
One cannot stress enough the need for caregiver education. The problem is many family members think they learn by watching caregivers in the hospital.

Brett: Have you ever worked an overnight shift in a hospital with a
Senior who has dementia?

Brett If you have, I doubt you would assert that observing highly trained professionals who care for patients in the hospital would suffice as sufficient training.

Brett believes the biggest mistake is assuming that a caregiver is absorbing the necessary information simply by observing the clinical activities that take place when the patient is an inpatient. Further, we have no idea what the baseline of the caregiver is most of the time.