Healthy Aging

Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs

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Recommended Reading: Dementia Beyond Drugs Book: Dementia Beyond Drugs:  Changing the Culture of Care (By: G. Allen Power) Full of visionary and practical calls-to-action, Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care is an essential read for anyone involved in the care of an individual with dementia, including nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, medical […]

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Use Medicines Wisely

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Use Medicines Wisely The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that seniors need to take extra care with both prescription and over-the-counter medications. As we get older, many of us begin to take multiple medications, which can increase our risk for potentially dangerous drug interactions. Plus, keeping track of multiple medications and taking them exactly […]

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents

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6 Tips to Keep in Mind While Helping Aging Parents by Valerie Buck, August 25, 2014 |National Care Planning Council  1. Getting old is financially scary No matter how much money one may have, thinking about covering the expenses associated with aging or dealing with the unknown can be extremely scary. What if your elderly […]

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time

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Finding the Right Words at a Bad Time We’ve likely been in this situation, in one way or another. A friend’s husband has died or a family member just found out he has cancer. We don’t know what to say, so we blurt out the first thing that comes to our minds. When standing in […]

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate

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Passing on Your Passwords as Part of Your Estate When contemplating wills and estates, it’s no longer enough to leave behind information about the location of your safe-deposit box or the name of your lawyer. In this increasingly digital world, what’s even more important is letting your next of kin know the user names and […]

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3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Aging Parents

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3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Aging Parents: Tips for voicing your concerns effectively  from: AARP No one likes to think about it, much less talk about it. But at some point, your loved one may not be able to do the things he or she once did, such as driving, taking care […]

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Back to school – for seniors, too

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Back to school – for seniors, too September is back to school time, but not just for kids. Older adults can take advantage of a myriad of lifelong learning opportunities as far ranging as taking a cooking class, being tutored in computer skills or visiting a public library. Research shows that older adults can benefit […]

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How to be the Favorite Grandparent

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How to be the Favorite Grandparent From Grandparents.com  #1: Show up. Relationships are like the lotto: you’ve gotta be in them to win them. That means face time, because absence has a price. If you haven’t seen as much of the grandchildren as you’d like to, you risk becoming the dreaded “other” grandparents – the […]

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Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors

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Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors Many people know that flu shots are recommended for seniors but there are other immunizations that are also recommended.  Here’s a breakdown of what vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for adults 50 and older, and how they’re covered by Medicare. Influenza (flu): You know seasonal flu shots […]

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Keys to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe

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Keys to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe Driving is one of the most sensitive of senior issues. But there’s good news and support for older adults who want to extend their days behind the wheel.A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety may help your peace of mind. Auto crash deaths among drivers 70 and […]

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