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Suicide in the older adult population

Suicide Statistics, Warning Signs and Covered Services By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW Suicide Statistics According to the American foundation for suicide prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Each year 44,193 Americans commit suicide; for every suicide there’s 25 attempts.  Suicide costs the United States $51 billion annually.  Suicide in […]

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10 Tips for Traveling Caregivers

Tips to Travel Safely with your Alzheimers Loved-one By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW 1. Carry important documents and medications with you. These documents should include emergency contact information, a list of current medications and doses, food allergies and physician information. Also have your travel itinerary and insurance information readily available. 2. Be sure your loved one […]

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Gratitude & Wisdom

During this time of Thankfulness and Thanksgiving with Wisdom comes Gratitude By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, MSW Can we be grateful for our challenges? According to the Journal of gerontology psychological science and social science ,series B, in the September 2014 issues, gratitude and wisdom can go hand-in-hand. Wisdom and gratitude have had a long philosophical and religious […]

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