Book Chat: The Care and Feeding of the Aging Human Male Species – A Sassy Primer

Patricia Dubroof: Okay, well, it’s three o’clock. So it’s another great day for a Book Chat. I’d like to welcome all of you to Assisting Hands Home Care’s monthly Book Chat. And I’m your host, Patricia Dubroff. I’m glad you all could join us for this informal half-hour of learning. And I think, in this …

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Kidney Disease & Chronic Kidney Disease – What’s the Difference?

According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, it’s estimated that 50% of seniors over 75 are believed to have kidney disease. High blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure are some of the factors that put one in three American at an increased risk of kidney failure. Learn more about the disease, …

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Book Chat: The Value of Wrinkles

Hosted by Patricia Dubroff, the director of community relations for Assisting Hands Home Care. The elderly have a myriad of health issues from Alzheimer’s to being frail and unable to care for themselves. Patricia Dubroff: For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Patricia Dubroff. I’m the director of community relations for Assisting Hands …

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7 Ways to Prevent Isolation in Aging Adults

Care Management for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Steve Lorberbaum: Well, good morning everybody. Thank you for joining us for What’s Your Plan. Today we’re very happy and lucky to have a special guest, Susy Murphy. She’s the owner of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates. They’re really like wedding planners for growing older. And we’re going to talk today about what care managers do …

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Designated Shopping Time for Seniors During Coronavirus Pandemic

According to The Washington Post, Grocery store chains throughout the D.C. region and the nation are making changes to their hours and allowing older shoppers and those with weakened immune systems to shop earlier than others in response to the coronavirus. Safeway said it is reserving two hours every Tuesday and Thursday morning to allow …

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Helping Seniors Care for their Dogs, by Ellen Hughes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s just about every day that I see senior adults walking dogs in my neighborhood.  I wonder what would happen if those seniors could no longer take care of their dogs or make the trip to the store to pick up their food. What about getting to the groomer or the vet?  If they moved …

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Special Nutrient Needs Of Older Adults

According to, as people get older, their bodies have different nutritional needs. From eating more fiber-rich foods to getting enough Vitamin B12 and Calcium, here are some of the special nutrient needs of older adults. Eating right and staying fit are important no matter what your age. As we get older our bodies have …

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Breast Cancer in the Elderly

This article, from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation discusses how BCRF researchers are treating this growing patient population. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While older adults represent the majority of breast cancer patients, there are limited guidelines on how to treat them. Researchers are hoping to change that. Breast cancer is a disease of …

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