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Hebrew SeniorLife staff Anne Mahler, GCNS-BC, ACHPN (L), Eran Metzger, MD, and Carol Hani, MSW, LICSW (R), presented a session titled "Ethical Dilemmas and Interdisciplinary Decision Making in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia" at "A Map Through the Maze 2015 -Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter," New England’s largest professional Alzheimer’s conference, which took place on Wednesday May 20th. Hebrew SeniorLife was proud to take part as a session presenter and a gold sponsor of the conference.
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If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia that displays repetitive behaviors (such as asking repeatedly for the time, the day of the week, etc.) then this blog post is a must read! Our dementia and Alzheimer’s program care manager, who also happens to have a parent living with Alzheimer’s disease, offers her 10 essential things to keep in mind when dealing with repetitive behaviors: http://bit.ly/1ScE67U
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Become a resource for your ‪#‎agingparents‬ with help from HSL. Today's ‪#‎TalktoyourparentTuesday‬ post: "The Long-term Care Planning Checklist" http://bit.ly/1HpK2nL
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It's beautiful outside, but that beauty comes with a price: spring allergies. Here are 4 important tips for managing seasonal allergies: http://bit.ly/1ESHg6p (via MedicineNet​)
Spring officially arrived on Friday, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.
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All too often children are placed in the position of being the health care decision makers for an #agingparent or parents, a complicated and emotional place to be that becomes even more so if siblings are also involved. Our expert’s advice: Try to “take the helicopter up" and look at the big picture, the overarching goals for your loved one. More here: http://bit.ly/1EIKMjO
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The culinary and nutrition services team at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center recently had the opportunity to cater the Harvard College Alzheimer’s Buddies symposium. We spoke to culinary director Misha Shtivelman about his team’s experience and he gave us a few recipes to share with you! http://bit.ly/1JcOYi8
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On retrieval disorder: "About a third of healthy older people have difficulty remembering facts, people, places and other things encountered daily, 'yet a substantial number of 80-year-olds perform as well as people in their 30s on difficult memory tests.'" http://nyti.ms/1SiLzlP via The New York Times​
Cognitive changes make it more difficult to meet life’s demands, but while there’s no going back, there are ways of fighting a decline.
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Researchers at the Institute for Aging Research (#IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, under the direction of Dr. Lew Lipsitz, recently completed a study that indicates blood pressure lowering medication may reduce falls in otherwise healthy older adults. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1HpMvPi
By Anne Harding. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to what's often feared, antihypertensive medication does not increase the risk of falls in healthy, community-dwelling older people, a new prospective study has found. The results, published May 4 online in Hypertension, contradict a 2014 ...
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This drum circle photo was taken at the Brookline Senior Expo, May 14, at the Brookline Senior Center. Leticia Prieto (L) and Regina Dain (R), from the Expressive Therapy Department at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center demonstrated "Music for Brain Health." Their informal workshop and drumming circle attracted close to 40 participants.
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HSL community Orchard Cove is featuring remarkable resident artists on their Facebook page to celebrate the "Remarkable People and Performances" series. Below is resident Israel Gerber, whose woodworking designs combine different colors and grains that he molds and bends to take on new shapes. View work from many of Orchard Cove's remarkable resident artists here: http://on.fb.me/1IVQR2q
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Celebrating a 90th birthday and 69 years of nursing! Cheers to Washington state nurse Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, who at age 90 is America's oldest working nurse. Watch this heartwarming celebration of Rigney's decades of dedication by her adoring staff: http://on.mash.to/1JgO9Vt
Florence "SeeSee" Rigney, America's oldest nurse, celebrates her 90th birthday.
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Become a resource for your ‪#‎agingparents‬ with help from HSL. Today's #TalktoyourparentTuesday post: "What is part of the natural aging process and when should I be more concerned?" Advice from Dr. Rob Schreiber: http://bit.ly/1EA40bb
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Hebrew SeniorLife is a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming aging through new standards of care that positively impact the lives of older adults.
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Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization deeply committed to taking on the challenges of transforming--or ReAging--the ways in which seniors live, grow and interact with the world. 

We're building active, engaging retirement communities. Helping older adults live healthier. Driving research that impacts lives and teaching tomorrow's geriatricians. With everything we do, we're resetting the standards for the health and wellness of seniors.