Index


(See additional information listed in the “Resource Guide and Products for the Elderly” beginning on page 143.)


adjustment period, 24, 62
adult day-care facility, 31
adult diapers, 65–66
advance directives, 157
advance planning, 131
agency on aging, 128
aging population, 120–121, 132
airline(s), 79–80
alarm(s), 72, 74
alcohol, 11, 59, 142, 144; and
Alzheimer’s, 9; and smoking,
60, 82–83, 111; education,
151
Allman Products, 163
Alzheimer’s, 9, 11, 59, 98, 103–104,
107, 122, 125, 142, 144, 152,
156. See also brain
American Printing House for the
Blind, 163
American Red Cross, 151
anger, 11, 103, 109–110, 113, 116–
117, 124, 135, 142, 144, 154
appetite, 83,
appliance(s), 35–36, 43, 47, 49, 52–
55
arthritis, 11, 142, 145, 152, 163
assistance, 11, 24, 39, 121–122,
126, 165; financial, 146–147
assisted living facility, 31, 60
Austin, Texas, 21, 23–24, 63, 78–
79, 81, 167, 170
BPH disorder, 159
baby-proofing doorknobs, 73
bank(s), banking, 11, 19, 64–65,
87, 142, 145
bathing, 47–49, 61–62, 69, 75–77,
79, 93, 95, 104–105, 111,
135, 163–165.
temperature
Beaumont, Texas, 17, 19
bedsores, 11, 92–96, 142, 145; definition
of, 146
Belle, Maude, 13–14
blogs, 11, 62, 106, 142, 146, 151,
160
bowel dysfunction.
BPH Disorder, 159 See also water See constipation

brain: aging, 150, and healthy practices,
147, and hunger, 84–85,
87, and meditation, 146, and
strokes, 86, 100, 146–147, exercises,
146, fitness, 11, 142,
146–147, 159, function, 154,
plasticity, 147, podcast, 147.
See also
Brazos River, 21
Brookshire, Texas, 21
Canada, 150, 159
cancer, 11, 122, 142, 147, 153
CAPS (Children of Aging Parents),
128, 132
CPA, 30
carbon monoxide poisoning, 41
Alzheimer’s
Caregiver’s Bill of Rights, A
Jo), 126, 133
carpet, carpeting, 61, 68; burn
marks on, 59, 81; clean the,
69; cords beneath, 35; on
stairs, 57; pad, 68; runners
over, 69; tape, 37; wet, 77;
worn or loose, 56
Castleberry, Alabama, 14
Center for Social Gerontology, The,
160
“Challenges and Choices: Elderly
Caregiving” (Clark, Janet A.
and Weber, Katherine A.),
109, 119, 147, 151, 167
child–resistant closures, 49
Children of Aging Parents (CAPS),
128, 132
Clark, Janet, and Weber, Katharine
(“Challenges and Choices: Elderly
Caregiving”),109, 119,
151, 167
combustible items, 42
Comfort Plus Products, 164
commercial websites, 12, 148–149,
152, 162
computer for seniors, 155
constipation, 11, 12, 69–70, 142,
146, 148, 155
Consumer Products Safety Commission
(CPSC): Home Safety


Check List, 33–34, 168
cooking, 20, 23, 42–43, 74, 111
cords, 35–36, 39, 42–45, 50, 52
cost associated with eldercare, 27–
30, 32, 131, 157, 167–168,
170
Coventry Health Care, 150
CPSC (Consumer Product Safety
Commission):
Check List
Cureton, Yokima, 167
DOA (division of aging office),
127
deadbolts, 72
decisions(s), 30, 78, 91, 106, 128,
140; about cigarettes and
matches, 89; about life support,
156–157; Dad made,
61, 109; “executive,” 8; faceto-
face, 130; family, 20;
focus of, 170; living will, 156
; making, 130; permanent,
131; to hire Ethel, 91
demands, 28, 83; and the elderly
parent, 62; constant, 137;
job, 79; on your time, 25,
62, 88, 107, 123, 135; physical,
135; sap your energy,
111
dementia, 98, 104, 106, 142, 144,
155, 158, 159; Alzheimer’s
and, 11, 98, 104, 144; and
incontinence, 155; and physical
deterioration, 97; and
stroke, 105.
Home Safety, 33–34, 168 See also
Alzheimer’s
denial, 152,
depression, 11, 103–104, 142,
149, 152, 158
diabetes, 11, 42, 149; juvenile, 77
diarrhea, 69,
diet, 11, 142; and exercise, 8; and
fiber, 150; Mediterranean,
150
disappointment, 116
diseases of the elderly, 8, 11, 101,
142, 152
disorders, 8
division of aging office (DOA),
127
doorknobs: baby-proofing, 73


Dr. Pete, 85–86
Dr. Victor Li-Pelaez, 95–96
drinking.
driving, 11, 24, 128, 142, 150
drug(s), 11, 29, 142, 150; from
Canada, 150; plans, 28, 142,
150, 167; prescription, 27
dullness, periods of, 99
Dyke, Frank Jeff, 14, 17, 19–21,
81
Dyke, Joe, 14
Dyke, Lucy Love Burt, 14
Dyke, Sibyl, 24, 71–72, 74, 78,
84, 86, 90, 139, 167
DykePublishing.com, 32, 106,
143, 162
Dynamic-Living, 164
dysphagia.
eating disorder 11, 12, 84–86, 91,
97, 114, 121, 135, 142, 150,
161
Elder Depot, 164
electric blanket, 51
emergency exit plan, 35, 41
emotion(s), 7, 9, 11, 25, 62, 93,
109, 114–115, 122, 124,
127, 142; and consequences,
107; and experts, 110; and
fatigue, 111, 114; and independence,
106; and joy, 115;
articles about, 152–153; do
not disappear, 118; eight advanced,
117; eight basic,
116 dash;117; eldercare and, 119;
how to recognize, 116–117,
152; involvement of, 81,
139; mixed, 92; needs regarding,
122; range of, 30,
62; stress related to, 109,
135, 140; wheel of, 116–117
emotional opposites.
Emotions
entertaining, entertainment, 27,
60–61, 64, 79, 111, 139
Ethel, 91–94, 96
expectation(s), 113, 130
eyesight, 11, 128, 142, 153.
also
falls, falling, 37– 38, 44, 47, 49,
51–52, 56– 57, 128, 153
family and community medicine,
See alcohol See eating disorder
See Wheel of See vision


154
family, 45, 77–78, 80, 82, 90, 101,
111, 120, 123–124, 126–127,
130–133, 141, 146, 151; and
community medicine, 154;
and friends, 112; and guilt,
114; business, 169; denial,
152; doctor, 153; gatherings,
140; matter, 128; physician(s),
144, 148; plan, 152; relations,
133; resources, 135; room,
164; service agencies, 130;
stress, 132; studies, 119, 147,
151
fatigue, 110–111, 125
fear(s), 70, 110, 117, 124
feeding tube, 97
financial assistance. See assistance
fire(s), 35, 36, 40, 42–43, 45–46,
51, 57, 81; chimney, 45; deaths
from, 50; department, 35, 37,
39, 41; exit plan, 41; fireplace,
21 45, 61; hazards, 35, 36, 53;
injuries, 38; kerosene, 43;
losses, 41; marshals, 41; overheating
and, 39; poorly–burning,
45; sources, 50
First Street Online, 164
flammable materials, 40, 42, 52,
54–55.
Fletcher, David (Justine’s son), 19
food, 14, 27, 44, 86, 115; ads for,
87 dog, 85; enjoyment from,
14
fraud(s), 145
frustration, 109–110, 113–114,
124, 135
fuse boxes, 52–53
Genworth Financial, 32, 157, 167–
168
Geriatrics Center and Institute of
Gerontology, 149
gerontology, 149, 158, 160
glare 44, 46, 55
grab bars, 47
guilt, 110, 114, 125
habits, 81–83, 137, 155
handrail(s), 44, 55
healthcare power of attorney: living
wills and, 156
hearing, 12, 100–101, 112, 142,
See also fire

 


154; and vision, 164; assisted,
165
Hispanics, problems peculiar to, 12,
142, 154
Home Safety Check List
Products Safety Commission
[CPSC]), 33–34, 168
homemaker services: home health
aid, 31
honor your parent, 9
Horne, Jo (
A), 126, 133
hot water, 48, 76
Houston, 63, 79–80, 92, 88, 111,
169, 170
humor, 12, 142, 153–154
in case of emergency telephone
numbers, 37
in-home care, 91, 121, 140
incontinence, 8, 12, 65, 67–69,
107, 125, 142, 148, 155, 164–
165
independence, 75, 128, 130, 165
insurance, 12, 28, 30, 41, 93, 129,
131, 142, 155, 158, 167; fire,
41; long-term care, 30–32;
Medicaid and Medicare, 30.
(Consumer Caregiver’s Bill of Rights,), 126, 133
See also
medigap
internet, 9, 12, 98–99, 102–103,
142–143, 155, 162, 168; research,
116; sites, 30
isolation, isolated, 110, 112, 125
Jeff (Justine’s son), 17, 19, 21
Medicaid; Medicare;
Johnson, Mrs. 24, 62
joint accounts, 65,
joy, 78, 136; sadness and, 117; surprise
and, 110
Junius (Justine’s brother), 15
keys, 70
LVN (licensed vocational nurse), 88
Laura, 77–78
Li-Pelaez, Dr. Victor, 95–96
licensed vocational nurse (LVN), 88
light(s), lighting, 35, 39, 42, 44–48,
50, 52, 55–57, 78, 105
living wills, 12, 142, 156; and advance
directives, 157; and
healthcare power of attorney,
156; online, 156
lock(s), 72–73, 86, 106, 114; and


key, 90
long-term care insurance.
love; loved one, 32, 67, 69, 76, 79–
80, 83, 87, 97, 100–102, 106–
107, 109–112, 115–116, 118,
123–126, 131, 135–137, 143,
162
macular degeneration, 154
Marvel (Justine’s friend), 19,
mattress, 50, 67–68; cover, 68; pad,
68
Medicaid, 12, 30, 142, 157–158.
See insurance
See also
Medicare, 12, 30, 60, 129, 131,
142, 157–158, 170; a gude to,
150; and ZIP Code, 157–158;
drug plan, 28; original, 158;
Parts A and B, 27, 158; questions,
158; site, 150; supplemental,
12, 30, 142, 158, 167.
see also insurance
medications, 47, 49
medigap, 12, 30, 60, 142, 158; and
Medicare Part A and Part B,
158. See also insurance
mental health, 12, 142, 144, 158;
Institute of, 149. See also
dementia, depression
music, 12, 142; and sleep, 159; and
the elderly, 159; therapy, 159
National Academy of Neurology,
160
National Council on Aging, 132
National Family Caregivers Association,
132
National Institute of Mental Health,
149
National Institutes of Health, 144,
146, 149, 160
National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation,
146
National Resource Center for Rural
Elderly, 133
"Nature of Human Emotions, The,"
151–152; “Wheel of Emotions,”
116
neurologist(s), 85, 87, 98–100
neuroplasticity, 6, 12, 142, 146–
147, 159
online education for the elderly, 151

Orange, Texas, 13, 17
outdated medicines, 49
oven(s), 42, 74–75
Pattillo, Justine Elizabeth (Mama
Jus), 13
personality: changes 13, 111; selfcentered
part of your, 135;
traits, 13
Pete, Dr. , 85–86
Physicians Mutual, 167
plastic runners, 69
plastic surgeon, 95
plastic utensils, 42
Plutchik, Robert (“The Nature of
Human Emotions”), 151–152;
“Wheel of Emotions,” 116
pneumonia, 97
podiatrist(s), 102, 161)
power of attorney.
power of attorney
power tools, 52–54
prostate disorder, 12, 142, 159
questions to ask service providers,
131
references, 117, 132; for the care
facility, 131
rewards of eldercare, 110, 135
Richmond, Texas, 21
roles are reversing, 7
RS Design Group, 168
sadness, 110–111, 115, 117, 124,
152
safety.
Sam (Justine’s brother), 15
scalds.
scooters, 164; Scooter Store, The
165
Scotchgard, 68
secondary caregiver, 122–123; role
of, 139
secretary/bill payer, 87
“senior moments,” 103
Senior Super Stores, 165
services for the elderly, 31, 69, 87–
88, 122, 127–130, 157, 159
shock hazards, 35–36, 39–40, 43,
49, 53–54
Siglin, Rich, 168
skin, 12, 76–77, 94, 142, 160, 165;
frail, 160; tears, 160


sleep, 9, 12, 51, 125, 127, 142,
155, 159
smoke; smoking 24, 38, 43, 45,
51, 81–82, 89, 91, 111;
detectors, 35, 38–39
Social Security, 142; Administration,
160; benefits, 64, 69,
160
space heaters, 35, 40
spirituality, 12, 142, 147, 160
St. David’s Hospital, 96
stairway(s), 55–57
steps; step stools, 44–45, 55–57,
72, 147
stove(s), 40, 44; wood-burning,
35, 41
stroke(s), 8, 12, 23, 97–100, 142,
161; and American Stroke
Association, 161; and vision,
9; dementia and, 105; little,
84; micro-, 21, 23, 161;
mini-, 84–86, 98; preventing
and treating, 161; rehabbing
the brain after, 146–147;
tests for, 161; vision loss
from, 147
supervision, 70, 130; guidance
and, 130
support group(s), 127–128, 151
surprise(s), 8, 71, 93, 115; and
anticipation, 117; and joy,
115.
swallowing disorder, 12, 142, 161.
See also emotion(s)
See also
tax; and Alzheimer’s, 156; and litigation
work, 169; deductions,
156
teeth, 102
Timpson, Texas, 14
toenails, 12, 102–103, 142, 161;
“How To Cut Your Toenails,”
161; soaking solution
for, 102
tracking bracelet, 106
trust(s), 12, 142, 169, 170.
See also The U.S. Living Will
Registry, The, 157.
See also trust(s)
urinary incontinence, 155
urinary tract infection, 12, 66,

142, 155, 161
valuables, 90
ventilation, 40, 43
vision, 147, 142, 161; and hearing,
163–164; low, 163.
also
Walker, Don R., 167
water temperature, 47–48, 76, 78.
See eyesight
See also
Weber, Katharine, and Clark,
Janet (“Challenges and
Choices: Elderly Caregiving”),
147, 151, 167
weight control, 83; diet and, 150.
See also diet
West University, 19
Westminster Manor, 23–24, 59–
60, 63, 101
Wheel of Emotions, 116
wheelchair(s), 12, 79, 91, 136,
140; accessories, 163, airport,
164; ramps, 165; walkers
and, 163
Wikipedia, 117, 157, 160
will(s), and trusts, 12, 161. See
also living wills
Williams, Janice Phelps, 168
winding down, 103
worry, 110, 124
wound dressing, 15
 
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