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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Seniors and Shingles: Myth vs Fact

By: eCaringCategory :General Health    January 21, 2013

  Shingles is a painful disease caused by the same virus as the chicken pox — the herpes zoster virus– and affects an estimated 1 million people annually. In fact, more than half of all Americans will have experienced shingles by age 80. Since shingles is very common, you may have heard differing information from […]

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Does Seasonal Affective Disorder Affect the Elderly?

By: eCaringCategory :Mental Health    January 16, 2013

Does your aging loved one have a case of the “winter blues” that he or she just can’t seem to shake? This change in mood could be attributable to seasonal affective disorder (also called SAD), a form of depression that occurs during a specific time of the year, typically the winter. A common cycle for […]

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