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Many seniors have chronic medical conditions that must be closely monitored and for which they take any number of prescription medications. Family caregivers tend to get a crash course in nursing and managing medical care once they begin helping an aging loved one, and the biggest lesson man…

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease comes with daily challenges and disruptions, and those have only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As the chairman and co-chairman of the Clark County Commission on Aging, Larry Smith and Chuck Green do what they can to support the senior community all year. Whether it’s meal delivery or finding programs to get seniors out in the community, the nine-member commission works to improve the …

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or other memory disorder can be a tremendously challenging experience for families. Yet many caregivers firmly believe it's their duty to care for older parents and spouses. Others are reluctant to seek help because they don't think anyone would be…

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Every day during the COVID-19 pandemic is a journey of unknowns for Community Home Health and Hospice nurse Svetlana “Sveita” Zakharov. Who will she come into contact with today? How many people is she going to see? Are there going to be enough masks? 

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Keeping the mind healthy and active is important for people in all age groups. Some people like to build puzzles or solve a crossword while others play video games and read. For retired Ridgefield resident Joseph Stowitschek, the key to keeping him sharp is writing fiction. 

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One of the negative consequences for families of the pandemic is the enforced isolation and separation of individuals who are most vulnerable to contracting and dying from COVID-19. 

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Ellen is a grandmother who now must care for her husband, who has Alzheimer’s disease. She no longer has the family over on holidays, misses her grandchildren’s activities, and even going to get her hair done has become an unpleasant chore. Caring for her husband has made her stressed and isolated.