Posts Tagged ‘ cognitive impairment ’

ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE OR NOT?

Dec 8th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Diminished Capacity vs Financial Abuse A recent AARP quiz about financial abuse of elders caught our attention.  With the rise in family caregiving over the past decade, the risk of financial abuse of seniors has also increased.  Estimates suggest 55% of elder financial abuse in the United States is committed by family members. But when [...]



BRAIN FOOD FOR SENIORS

Dec 17th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Relationship Between Food and Brain Health Research is increasingly showing the positive relationship between certain foods and brain health.  We all know Alzheimer’s is inherited; but what some of us don’t know is that studies are showing some foods can delay the onset of this dreaded disease.  Like fish.// For example, the Radiological Society of [...]



LOSING LOVED ONES AS MEMORY FADES

Nov 4th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There is no “joy in Mudville,” as memory and brain activity begin to decline and fade. Aging and cognitive impairment is an experience, increasingly made real, prompted as more and more of us grow older, but our mind doesn’t keep up. Oh, were it so that deterioration of mind and body weren’t so often so dramatic and difficult. For some, who sustain their cognitive abilities, it isn’t. They are able to keep relating, remembering, interacting in healthy and rational ways. For others, there comes a void that removes the vitality and vigor making for a sadness and a deep chasm, difficult to bridge.

As time takes its toll, there are some hints at what can be attempted to keep the communication lines somewhat open. Above all, patience and kindness are among the two most necessary and persistent of behaviors to contribute to as much interrelationship as can be enjoyed and achieved.



Senior Health: Diagnosing Cognitive Impairment

Jun 5th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Diagnosing cognitive impairment is an issue of concern to many seniors, their elderly parents and their younger children.  You may be worried about Grandma’s deteriorating mental capacity, or the weird things Dad has been doing lately, or whether or not Alzheimer’s (which may run in your family) is going to be an issue for you.  [...]