“The Caregiver’s Survival Handbook”

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Caring for a loved one is filled with emotional upheaval, and when you compound that with other stresses—rush-hour traffic, deadlines, sick children, dirty laundry—caregivers are often left holding the bag. This highly acclaimed book teaches caregivers to stand up and take their lives back while successfully doing their very best as a caregiver to those who need them. The Caregivers’ Survival Handbook offers solace and answers to the seven major questions that almost every caregiver must face:

  • How can I juggle my various responsibilities?
  • Why do I feel so guilty?
  • How can I get family members to help?
  • How can I avoid butting heads with my parent?
  • How can I foster my parent’s independence?
  • How can I cope with caregiving and a career?
  • Will I ever get my life back?

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“Spotlight on Medicare Part D”

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The Medicare Prescription Drug Program, also referred to as Medicare Part D, can be extremely difficult to comprehend. There are a number of pieces to the Medicare Part D puzzle, and understanding how they fit together and where the gaps are is important to knowing where Medicare coverage begins and ends.

This educational DVD is a step-by-step explanation of the Medicare Prescription Drug Program – it explains to viewers, in detail, how to sign up for the coverage, what is covered, how much the coverage costs, when penalties apply, etc.

No doubt you or your loved one has already experienced the confusion and frustration caused by the Medicare Part D benefit program – this extremely educational DVD teaches viewers how to “unravel the puzzle” of Medicare Part D.  Dr. Abramson served as the on-air expert Gerontologist along side John Palmer, a veteran journalist who was formerly the host of the Today show and a long time White House Correspondent for the NBC News.

Research Connection Fact Book

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A major retirement wave will come to shore in 2011 with the first of the Baby Boomers turning 65. The number of Americans aged 55 and older will almost double by 2030—from 60 million in 2000 to 107 million. During that same time period, the number of Americans over 65 will more than double, from 34.8 million in 2000 to 70.3 million in 2030.  In response to this unprecedented demographic shift, the Research Connection Fact Book provides readers with a basic profile of those over the age of 55. This fact book informs readers about critical information related to topics such as health, lifestyle, finance and politics.  These aging facts are informative as well as inspiring. The information in this book helps readers begin to more clearly understand the largest generation in America and also better prepare themselves for the aging process.

Home Safety for Seniors

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Safety in the home is an issue of vital concern to seniors and to their caregivers.  Millions of people over the age of 65 are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries associated with products they use every day.  Every ten minutes in the United States, a mature adult dies from injuries sustained in a fall. The majority of these falls occur in the home. Injuries resulting from falls can often be prevented through awareness of safety hazards and the implementation of simple steps to correct them.  This book and DVD are specifically designed to provide useful information for seniors and their caregivers on how to avoid accidents and simplify home living. It has been printed in a larger type, with many illustrations and plenty of white space, to make it easier on the eyes. The chapters have been organized as a room-by-room guide so that the reader can easily find a specific topic relating to a particular location in the home.