Addressing trouble with language and speech

Q:  I am having trouble with my words. I have started saying the wrong words and have trouble recalling the word I need. Is there something I can do to help this? A:  Trouble with language can be caused by several different medical issues. Often it stems from a functioning problem within the brain. It [...]

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on “Medicare Basics”

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support and education for seniors and family caregivers, will present a virtual seminar titled “Medicare Basics.” The seminar will be held via Zoom from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022. This informative seminar will provide detailed information on how to enroll in Medicare, how the [...]

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What is Dementia Friendly America?

Q:  What is Dementia Friendly America? Do we have a local group in Ventura County? A:  Dementia Friendly America (DFA) is a nationwide network of communities who strive to support people with dementia and their family caregivers. A dementia friendly community is informed, safe and respectful of individuals with the disease, their families, and caregivers. [...]

Senior Concerns Presents Free Seminar on “Having the Conversation”

Senior Concerns, as part of its commitment to provide support and education for seniors and family caregivers, will present a virtual seminar titled “Having the Conversation.” The seminar will be held via Zoom from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2022. This informative seminar will provide tips on how to best approach discussing end of [...]

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Aggressive behavior and dementia

Q: Why do some people become aggressive when they have dementia? A: Dementia is a general term for memory loss and loss of other cognitive abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. The most common form is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 60-80% of all cases of dementia. Unfortunately, it is not [...]

Does Medicare cover therapy services?

Q: Does Medicare cover therapy services? A: Medicare Part B does cover therapy services and other mental health outpatient services. Individual and group psychotherapy with approved licensed professionals is covered. In addition, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, family counseling (if important to help with your treatment), depression screening, and more are part of the Medicare Part [...]