New Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs in New England!

September is known internationally as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, with September 21 being considered World Alzheimer’s Day. This campaign was launched in 2012 to raise awareness about dementia and to challenge the stigma that surrounds it. While the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remain a global problem, inroads are being made, particularly through groundbreaking research…

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How to Help Seniors Cope During a Summer Heat Wave

Many of us look forward all year to the summer heat, as it means we can finally go to the beach, take out the boat, and spend time outdoors. It’s important to realize, however, that the dog days of summer have a much different impact on our senior population. The elderly are more vulnerable to…

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Important Factors to Consider When Choosing to Keep a Loved One at Home

The demographical statistics surrounding COVID-19 fatalities can be alarming for those with older loved ones who may be needing additional care. A significant percentage of the pandemic-related deaths so far have been directly related to outbreaks that occurred in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. If you are able to do so, the best protection…

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Coping with the Loneliness of Social Distancing

The social distancing and lockdown guidelines currently mandated by our federal, state, and local governments are intended to flatten the coronavirus curve in an effort to protect our most vulnerable (the elderly and immuno-compromised), while also giving hospitals time to build up supplies and develop caregiving strategies. This effort to bolster the physical health of…

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How Coronavirus Affects the Elderly

The COVID-19 dominating all news headlines has quickly turned into a global pandemic. The strict social distancing and quarantine measures being put in place right now are an effort to “flatten the curve,” primarily to protect the most vulnerable in our society (particularly the elderly and those with comorbid health conditions). Coronaviruses (CoV) are actually…

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Cahoon Care Update about the Novel Coronavirus

We at Cahoon Care Associates understand that as things develop, there are a lot of questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the impact it may have. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is providing daily updates and recommendations. While this is a public health concern, the CDC continues to…

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Get Ready for Gardening!

While the winter doldrums can affect anyone, seniors are often more prone to seasonal depression because they can’t get out as readily. They also may be dealing with colds or other viruses. While spring is still a couple of months away, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about what to do once…

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Private vs. Company-Backed Caregivers

Once a family has reached the conclusion that it’s time to bring in at-home assistance for their elderly loved one, they must decide whether to go with either an independent caregiver or a home care agency. As might be expected, there are pros and cons to both options, which are presented below. What Does an…

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