Dr. Paula Hartman Stein is a geropsychologist, healthcare educator, and journalist covering Medicare issues for The National Psychologist newspaper. She has edited two books, Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults and Innovative Behavioral Healthcare for Older Adults. Dr. Stein has 30 years of experience in direct patient care in settings that include primary care, hospitals, and private practice. Her current academic appointments include Senior Fellow at the Institute for Life Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron and faculty in the Integrated primary care certificate program at the U of Massachusetts Medical School. Active as a national advocate for quality healthcare since 2007, she currently serves on the depression and elder maltreatment screen technical expert panels for CMS. She consults with behavioral healthcare providers regarding medical documentation and quality measures.

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Upcoming Events & Seminars

Dr. Hartman-Stein is a nationally recognized healthcare consultant, educator, journalist. and clinical psychologist who specializes in working with older adults and late life families.

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Consultation Services

Dr. Hartman-Stein conducts behavioral wellness groups, individual and family consultations on aging issues including strategies for caring for individuals with memory loss.

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Medicare

Medicare documentation updates for 2019 for psychotherapy are available.

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Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults

Alcohol Misuse Rises Among Older Adults December 5, 2017 It had been a stressful day. Recently retired, Mary now spends her time caring for her elderly parents, an hour’s drive away, and today had been particularly trying. Her father, with dementia, had been uncooperative, and the whole day had felt like a long battle. Mary

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Alzheimer’s update

Exercise can help people with Alzheimer’s stay healthy, prevent certain diseases, and have better sleep habits. Help them try all 4 types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Endurance: Take walks or dance together. Strength: Lift weights or household items such as soup cans. Balance: Try Go4Life balance exercises, using a wall or a

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Alzheimer’s Online Info

There is so much information about Alzheimer’s and dementia available online—how can you tell which information you can trust? Ask yourself these questions: Is the website run by a Federal agency, medical school, or large professional or nonprofit organization? When was the information written or the webpage last updated? Does the website offer unbelievable solutions

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Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver, you might feel impatient when the person with Alzheimer’s struggles to find words or forgets what they want to say. Here are some ways to communicate more effectively with your loved one: Ask questions that require a yes or no answer. For example, you could say, “Are you tired?” instead of “How

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7 Tips when choosing a nursing home

No matter your reason for looking into long-term care, here are some tips to keep in mind when choosing a nursing home or care facility: •Consider. What is important to you—nursing care, meals, physical therapy, a faith community, hospice care, or Special Care Units for dementia patients? Do you want a place close to family

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Yoga May Be Good for the Brain By Gretchen Reynolds June 1, 2016 5:31 am A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may strengthen thinking skills and help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a new study of older adults with early signs of memory problems. Most of us past the age of

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