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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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Recipies

From a close friend of the family. This is the best tasting chili I have ever had! I dream about this one...!

1 lb. Chorizo
1 lb. Hamburger
2 lb. Stew meat
4-6 links, sweet Italian sausage
1 large can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can garbanzo beans (optional)
1 jar La Victoria salsa
1 large can stewed tomato
3 T. red chili powder
1 tsp. Black pepper
½ can beer

 

Good Meal to Keep In Freezer for Last Minute Guests

3 lb. sirloin tip roast      garlic salt
3 green peppers               salt/pepper
1 onion                       1 stick margarine
2 Tbsp. Italian seasoning     3 c. water
1 clove garlic                2 beef bouilion

 

Don't think "Yuk", until you've tried this "old-timey" recipe.. *s 
Boil an unpeeled medium sized potato until done.  When cool, peel and mash the cooked potato.  Add powdered sugar until a dough forms... 

A New Orleans legend! Rich and decadent, this will impress and delight young and old alike. Be careful in the kitchen with this one or better yet have someone make it for you!

White Filling Pecan Pie
This recipe will make 4 pies you can freeze the pies in a zip lock bags.

This is a wonderful cookie recipe for peanut butter cookies and - believe it or not - there is NO flour.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla