Monthly Archives: May 2018


June 14, 2018 – Senior Services of Albany Caregiver Teleseminar.

Senior Services of Albany is conducting an upcoming Caregiver Teleseminar. This is a one-time call on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The topics for this teleseminar are:

  • Health Care Proxies;
  • Living Wills;
  • MOLST;
  • Powers of Attorney; and
  • The disposition of assets after death.

 

Advance registration is required. To register, please contact Beth Owen at Senior Services of Albany at (518) 694-3511.

 

This seminar is sponsored by Albany County Department for Aging, NYS Office for Aging, The Administration on Aging, The United Way of the Greater Capital Region

www.AlbanyGuardianSociety.org


Study Links Some Antidepressants, Bipolar Medications To Dementia

The research also found an associated risk with medications used for bladder conditions, as well as Parkinson’s disease.

“It’s important but it’s not conclusive,” commented Dr. Barbara Sommer, a geriatric psychiatrist at Stanford Medical Center and an expert in anticholinergic medication. She cautioned that the study does not prove these drugs cause dementia. Even so, she said if you take medication, over-the-counter drugs, even supplements, you should reassess if you really need them.

Read more

Study Links Some Antidepressants, Bipolar Medications To Dementia « CBS San Francisco

 


APDA Healthcare Communication Graph

 

By using the APDA Healthcare Communication Graph you will be able to consistently track important PD symptoms. This tool will allow you to identify any changes in symptoms and make visits with your healthcare professionals focused and productive.

How to Use This Tool

You will be asked to rate how you feel in several specific areas.

The areas of focus are:

Motor Symptoms:

  • Tremor
  • Rigidity
  • Balance/Walking difficulties
  • Motor fluctuations/dyskinesia
Non-Motor Symptoms:

  • Fatigue/Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety/Depression/Memory
  • Swallowing
  • Gastrointestinal Issues/Constipation
  • Sexual concerns

APDA Healthcare Communication Graph


Capital District Transportation Resources

A comprehensive list of local transportation resources provided by Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

Click to view or print –> Senior Transportation Resources From April 2018


https://www.ridesinsight.org/

Rides In Sight provides information about senior transportation options in local communities throughout the United States. ITNAmerica researched communities nationwide to build a database of senior transportation options. Rides In Sight makes the information available to the public through this website and hotline. The Rides In Sight hotline is available Monday—Friday from 8AM—8PM Eastern Time (excluding holidays). Our friendly and knowledgeable operators answer all questions about senior transportation options within 24 hours.

The Rides In Sight website also contains valuable information about transportation, health, and age-related support services.


August 9, 2018 – meeting notice

Join the CDPSG Support Group for the monthly meeting.

The Capital District Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 7 PM the second Thursday of most months at the Beverwyck Senior Center located at Krumkill Road, Slingerlands, New York. (Directions)

Patients, spouses, siblings, medical professionals/students, friends, and caregivers are welcome to attend to learn more about Parkinson’s disease or obtain information

TopicRachel Kurtz – Holistic Health Coach

Rachel Kurtz is focused on helping folks dealing with chronic illness, or pain. She has expressed a strong interest in movement disorders, especially people with Parkinson’s. She takes a multi-disciplined approach to dealing with her clients.

Rachel’s primary goal is to support and guide her clients, whether healthy or living with chronic pain or illness, to live a more healthy and fulfilling life. Working closely with her clients support system and health care practitioners, Rachel will develop customized programs to help achieve individual health and wellness needs. In addition, she uses
insights from the latest research in positive psychology and health.

From Here to Wellbeing
Rachel Kurtz, Holistic Health Coach
Located in Saratoga Springs
518-260-3973 * rkurtz09@gmail.com

See attached flyer

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