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Press Release: Daughter-Caregiver Greatly Improves Elder Care At Home With ElderHealth’s Geriatric Telemedicine Consultations; Now Available To Arizona Residents

ElderHealth is a medical practice that specializes in geriatric primary care based in Tucson, Arizona; now offers statewide geriatric telemedicine consultations that go beyond the diagnosis with a second opinion and expert advice on prescribed medications, aging in place, cognitive care, and caregiver support within one appointment or as many …

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How Sensory-Rich Experiences Can Help Caregivers Communicate Better With Dementia Patients

“Given the significant advancements in the field of neuroscience, it is now widely recognized that the different sensory-rich experiences human beings encounter every day help to ‘nourish’ the nervous system.” AJ Ayres, 2005 As anyone who has ever been around someone with a cognitive impairment can surely attest, communication can …

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The Dharma Box And Meaningful Communication

As a child, I kept a box under my bed as a place to hold items special to me. Some were gifts given by family or friends. Others were objects I called “my treasures,” objects perhaps found in a souvenir shop while on vacation, or by chance while out walking, …

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Reader Connections: The Walsh Family And The Power of Patience

In September of 2021, as I was reviewing charts to prepare for my initial visit with new members Frank and Pat, I noticed the name of a diagnosis I was unfamiliar with: progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).  Below Frank’s PSP chart entry was a note: “Laura, I was diagnosed with progressive …

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Reader Connections: ElderHealth Member Contributions to The Heart at Home Newsletter

A care partner, as a caregiver, it can be challenging and exhausting to find meaning in life amidst the chaos and turmoil of illness. In questioning the very point of life, an existential crisis, or dread, we lose the feeling of safety and control. Our predictable world is thrown out …

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