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Dementia and the Holidays

Optimal Senior Care Solutions is pleased to support this presentation. We will have a tabletop display with information on our Dementia and home care services and we  will be providing refreshments. David Troxel lives in Sacramento and has become nationally and internationally known for his writing and teaching in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and long-term…

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Dementia Care: Quarterly Series for Professionals

Three 1 -Hour Quality Training Modules for Professionals Optimal Senior Care Solutions is pleased to support this very informative class. Alzheimer’s of OC is conducting a series Quarterly training sessions comprised of 3 training classes for professionals in the field of dementia care. They focus on Communication and Connection with Individuals who have Alzheimer’s, managing Dementia-Related…

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2017 Alzheimer’s of Orange County Legal Workshop

Home Care in Newport Beach When possible, advance planning should take place soon after a diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.  People with early-stage disease are often capable of understanding many aspects and consequences of legal decision making. However, legal and medical experts say that many forms of planning can help the person and his or…

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I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

Safety & Security Sound familiar? Many of you are familiar with this line as it has been used in commercials and print ads by the manufacturer of an emergency call system. These systems are called Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), also known as Medical Emergency Response Systems. They allow you to call for help in…

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Optimal Senior Care Solutions supports the JF&FS Orange County

Home Care in Newport Beach We are pleased to be supporting The Jewish Federation & Family Services Orange County and will be exhibiting at this year’s Chicken Soup for the Silver Soul. There will be many informative workshops and distinguished speakers. And a FREE Kosher lunch will be served. The JF&FS provides a wealth of…

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Technology for Aging in Place

Part 1 of a 3 part Series According to most surveys “aging in place,” growing old in one’s own home and remaining engaged in the community rather than moving to a retirement facility is by far the overwhelming preference of Americans over 50. In a 2005 survey by AARP, 89 percent of people age 50…

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Optimal Senior Care Features Cura Care of California L.L.C.

Cura Care of California L.L.C. We live in an aging society. Many people have parents or other loved ones who, from time to time, need extra support. This could be related to where they live, how much help they need living there, medical issues, independence issues and family conflict issues, etc. Often family members feel…

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Parkinson’s Disease (Part 3 in a series)

In previous posts in this series we looked at the causes and symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), and discussed the differences between Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease. In this Post, I’d like to take a look at current medical interventions for the disease. Currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease and no standard treatment for…

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Diagnosing Dementia – Part 6 in series

In Part 5 of this series we looked at the various signs of dementia as listed by the Alzheimer’s Association and suggested that these are applicable to dementia in general and offered them as a useful tool for family, friends and caregivers.  These symptoms of dementia experienced by patients, or noticed by people close to…

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Different Forms of Dementia-Part 2 in a Series

In Part One of this series we presented a general overview of the topic indicating how dementia provides significant challenges in Elder Care and Aging in Place. In this Post, and in those to come, I’d like to get specific. Today we’re going to consider some different types of dementia and look at their etiology…

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