Senior Care

Finding Happiness During the Holidays: A Guide For Older Adults

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“Happiness is not ready made. It comes from our actions.” This quote from the Dalai Lama holds particular meaning for me during the holidays. While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions, and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to sadness – particularly as we age. We may have lost […]

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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By Susan Ayers Walker To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize the store of knowledge their […]

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Avoid Family Burnout During the Holiday Season

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The holidays often mean family time, but can you have too much of a good thing? Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Karen Lawson discusses what you can do to prevent experiencing family burnout. “I would describe family burnout as the feeling of not having satisfactory interactions with family members. If someone is truly experiencing family burnout then […]

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Depression in the Elderly

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Depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable medical condition. Prevalence of depression among older adults According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depression affects about 1%-5% of the general elderly population, 13.5% […]

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Key Services Medicare Doesn’t Cover

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and begin Medicare coverage. At last, they have health care coverage for life! But what many don’t realize is the array of services they’ll still have to pay for on their own. Despite all the things Medicare covers, it is not a head-to-toe plan. The average couple who retires […]

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Suicide is Rising for Older Adults

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The recent deaths of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were shocking to many. How could two adults who had achieved fame and financial success possibly want to take their own life? But delve into the numbers and you’ll find that depression, from which both suffered, is an equal opportunity problem, and suicide among seniors […]

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Smart Speakers are a Smart Choice For Seniors

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Have you been wondering if the time is right to get an Amazon Echo, Google Home or other similar product for yourself or loved ones? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” These handy devices can do everything from telling you the time to answering how much an elephant weighs. For anyone with mobility issues, it’s […]

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Caring for the elderly: Dealing with Resistance

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Caring for the elderly can be challenging — particularly if a loved one doesn’t want help. Understand what’s causing your loved one’s resistance and how you can encourage cooperation. One of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who doesn’t […]

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Easy Ways For Seniors to Exercise Their Brain

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As we age, we tend to become more conscious of our health. Some seniors, however, may forget that their brain also needs conditioning to maintain their overall wellness. There is a common misconception that seniors lose a significant amount of neurons, making their acquisition of data more difficult. But this was refuted in a study […]

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Recommended Reading for August 2018

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The Conscious Caregiver: A Mindful Approach to Caring for Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself By Linda Abbit Linda Abbit, is a veteran of the caregiving industry who shares her advice on how can you fulfill your role as a caregiver without losing yourself. Conscious Caregiver teaches you how to navigate caring for your loved one. […]

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