How to Spot Sundowning Behavior

By: eCaringCategory :Caregiver    February 11, 2013

Sundown syndrome, also known as sundowning, sunsetting or shadowing, is a behavior that commonly occurs in persons with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. It refers to a psychological state of confusion and restlessness that begins at dusk and during evening hours while the sun is setting. Sundowning typically occurs more frequently during the middle stages of […]

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Can Caregiver Stress lead to Elder Abuse?

By: eCaringCategory :General Health    February 6, 2013

Each year in the United States, millions of cases of violence against older adults are reported and the problem is only increasing. Elder abuse can have devastating side effects including severe injury, loss of dignity and independence, loss of financial security, and even death. Research shows elderly victims of abuse have shorter life spans than […]

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Elder Abuse: Types of Maltreatment and Warning Signs to Look for

By: eCaringCategory :General Health    February 4, 2013

Elder abuse, or any intentional or negligent act that causes harm or loss to an older person, is a significant health problem in the United States. Although estimates vary, it is believed that between 4% and 6% of America’s older adults are abused each year – and this number is growing.  According to the National […]

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eCaring Names Dr. Wen Dombrowski to Board of Advisors

By: eCaringCategory :Blog    January 30, 2013

NEW YORK, NY — January 25, 2013 — eCaring, a New York-based health care management technology company that provides a unique cloud-based care management system, announced today that Dr. Wen Dombrowski, M.D., will join its board of advisors. Dombrowski is a recognized authority in the fields of health care, health information technology, social media and […]

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Checklist: Questions to Ask Your Aging Parent’s Doctor

By: eCaringCategory :General Health    January 23, 2013

  Have you been going with your elderly parent to his or her doctor’s appointments? Here are the questions you should be asking your parent’s primary care physician or geriatrician: What is the diagnosis? Are you prescribing new medications today? What are the possible side effects of the medications you have prescribed? Medication nteractions? Are […]

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