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A New Strategy to Meet the Needs of the Elderly

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A New Strategy to Meet the Needs of the Elderly   by Alan Lipton

 

Geriatric Care Management:

Getting older isn't what it used to be. There was a time when senior members of the community lived amongst their extended family, relying on their children or grandchildren for support. But as the Baby Boomer generation pushes the population's media age higher and higher, and as each generation seems to move farther and farther from its geographical roots, the act of younger generations caring for their elderly relatives is becoming less common. Nowadays, the elderly must find alternative ways to receive the type of care they need, though many seniors are reluctant to move into retirement homes or assisted living facilities.

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The effects of caregiving linger on

"The negative psychological effects of caring for someone with dementia linger long after that person has died.  Previous research on caregivers shows that they have higher levels of depression than non-caregivers, especially if they are looking after someone with dementia. When the person dies, there is grief - naturally - but one might expect some psychological improvement once the burden of caregiving has been lifted." - from HealthandAge.com

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You know you are over the hill when -   

- You and your teeth don't sleep together.     

- It takes two tries to get up from the couch.

- You try to straighten out the wrinkles in your socks and discover you aren't wearing any.

- At the breakfast table you hear snap, crackle, pop and you're not eating cereal.

- When you're on vacation and your energy runs out before your money does.

Best of the Worst Country Western Song Titles -  These are real titles of songs that, if you  really wanted to, you could go and buy on CD...(really? I don't thinks so!)  

* Do You Love As Good As You Look?  
* Get Your Tongue Outta My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissing You Goodbye  
* Her Teeth Were Stained, But Her Heart Was Pure  
* Here's A Quarter, Call Someone Who Cares  
* How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?  
* I Changed Her Oil, She Changed My Life  
* I Don't Know Whether To Kill Myself Or Go Bowling  

English is Difficult? You betcha!!- Can you read these correctly ... the first time?
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The landfill was so full, they had to refuse more refuse.
4) Please polish the Polish furniture.

 

One of the funniest books I have ever read.  Jim holds tenuously to a probationary position as an instructor at a small English university and his hopes for reappointment rest solely ...