Annual Dellridge Dog Show

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Starting at 2:00PM

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Free Community Event at Woodcliff Lake

Tuesday July 21, 2009
7:00PM to 8:30PM
555 Chestnut Ridge Road
(The event will take place in the parking lot behind the facility)

Bring your own chair or blanket and remember to park in the Perillo Tours parking lot at 577 Chestnut Ridge Road in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

outdoor concert series

Published in: on July 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Free Community Education Seminar

  • What you should consider when choosing Medicare Coverage
  • How to compare supplemental coverage
  • Medicare A, B, C, D…what’s what?

Presented by Larry Lane from Aetna

Wednesday June 24th at 7:00PM
Dellridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
532 Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
RSVP to 201-265-5600

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Come Learn about Ways to Help the Caregiver

Caregivers have all different faces! June is Caregiver’s Month, and Dellridge knows they need support too!

Come learn about ways to help the caregiver presented by Elaine Winters from the NJ Alzheimer’s Association.

Thursday June 11th, 2009
3:00 PM
Dellridge Health and Rehabilitation
532 Farview Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
RSVP to 201-265-5600

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Dementia – The D.

Recent studies indicate that Vitamin D may help in protecting the brain from the ravages of dementia. A study conducted in Britain (source: http://www.alzinfo.org) based on data of 1765 seniors over the age of 65 found that those with low blood levels of the vitamin were deemed at greater risk for developing memory loss and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Exposure to sunshine allows the body to naturally produce Vitamin D and, though the vitamin deficiency is not a cause of Alzheimer’s disease, it was suggested that exposure to the sun, and vitamin D supplementation for those unable to access that exposure, may play a inexpensive, safe and convenient role in the disease’s prevention. Other sources of Vitamin D include: fortified drinks like milk, soy milk and some juices and oily fishes like salmon, mackerel, bluefish, catfish, sardines and tuna.

Published in: on May 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Free CEU Breakfast Program

“Traumatic Brain Injury”

Presented by: Sally Buonomo, RN, BSN, CCM
Clinical Liaison and Geriatric Specialist for Bayada Nurses

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
8:30 AM Registration, Refreshments and Networking
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Lecture

Woodcliff Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center
555 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
201-391-0900 to Register

CEU’s approved for SW 1.0, ARN 1.0, CCMC 1.0

Published in: on May 26, 2009 at 3:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Join us for a Presentation on Osteoarthritis by Mark M. Pizzurro, MD

Twenty-one million people are affected by Osteoarthritis in the United States alone. Although Osteoarthritis can affect anyone at any age, it has been linked to the aging process. More than 50% of everyone over 65 has symptoms in one or both knees. By 75, virtually everyone suffers with Osteoarthritis in on or more joints. In fact, Osteoarthritis of the knee and hips continues to be the most common cause of arthritis-related disability for Americans.

Dr. Mark Pizzurro of Ridgewood Orthopedic Group is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in adult reconstructive surgery. His specialized training took place at the Hospital for Special Surgery where he focused on primary hip and knee replacements as well as complex revisions. In addition, he has had training in areas of new technology and procedures including hip resurfacing, computer assisted surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, and partial knee replacement.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Woodcliff Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center
555 Chestnut Ridge Road
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
RSVP 201-391-0900

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RFID Fights Alzheimer’s Disease

The University of South Florida is testing a system of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips on bracelets in conjunction with strategically placed receivers to track elderly resident in facilities. By monitoring their patterns, the researchers hope to be able to diagnose the onset Alzheimer’s in their patients. Sudden veers, long pauses, and a tendency to wander are all indicators of dementia. By spotting these early on, the researchers hope to be able to implement preventative measures for their patients and residents, stopping the disease before it has time to take hold.

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Published in: on May 24, 2009 at 10:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Ageism

It had to happen sometime – political correctness is slowly entering every facet of our lives. Recently, it entered the field of the elderly.

Scratch that – according to a joint effort by The International Longevity Center and Aging Services of California, the term Elderly is one they’d like to see phased out.

Use this word carefully and sparingly. The term is appropriate only in generic phrases that do not refer to specific individuals, such as concern for the elderly, a home for the elderly, etc. In other words, describing a person as elderly is bad form, although the generalized category “elderly” might not be offensive. (Suggested substitutions include “older adult” or simply “man” or “woman” with the age inserted, if relevant.)

Gone are the days where young whippersnappers could feel safe uttering words like “biddy,” “codger,” “coot,” “crone,” “fogy,” “fossil,” “geezer,” “old goat,” “prune,” and “vegetable.” The study even reports that using the word “home,” when in reference to “an old age home,” is a risky venture. While the facility may in fact be their long term domicile, and home, it’s still harkens back to “the old age home,” which is condescending.

“Senior Citizen” and “Grandmotherly” are also out. I always thought grandmotherly sounded nice. And I can’t help but wonder if this means we’ll be seeing changes in the verbiage of “senior citizen’s discounts” and that sort of thing.

Well, only time will tell if this actually sticks. Just don’t be caught being ageist, and don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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Published in: on May 20, 2009 at 10:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Chronic Pain and the Elderly

Most people think nothing of taking a few aspirin or ibuprofen to help with pain management. New pain management guidelines issued by the American Geriatrics Society last month, however, has set out to change the way individuals age 75 and older treat chronic pain.

The society removed drugs categorized as “Nsaids,” or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, from the list of recommended drugs for elderly adults with persistent pain, stating they should be used “rarely,” “with extreme caution,” and “only in highly selected individuals.” These recommendations have been made even with the fact that Nsaids are acknowledged to be effective for treating chronic pain. And that opioids, which are the next step up the ladder of pain treatment, are addictive.

Dr. Bruce Ferrell, a professor of geriatrics at U.C.L.A., went on the record stating that “It looks like patients would be safer on opioids than on high doses of Nsaids for long periods of time.” He continued, adding that for most older people, the risk of addiction appears to be low. “You don’t see people in this age group stealing a car to get their next dose.”

Others are also concerned about the side effects of opioid use, such as respiratory problems, fatigue and nausea. These effects must be weighed against the side effects of continued Nsaid use, which include ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding and increased risk for heart attacks and strokes.

These new guidelines do not affect the recommendations for taking baby aspirin to protect the heart, as the dosage is about a quarter of that of a single adult pill.

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Published in: on May 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm  Leave a Comment