Senior Care

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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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes

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5 Traits of the Worst Nursing Homes By Geoff Williams, U.S. News & World Report, May 7, 2014 Horror stories abound of elder abuse and neglect in nursing homes and it can be very scary for families who need to search for options for a loved one.  Choice Connections can help you find the best […]

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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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Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors

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Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors The latest study from Mayo Clinic published in JAMA Neurology suggests even those with high risk gene can delay cognitive decline for years. The evidence continues to mount that the way to protect against the common cognitive decline seen in too many senior citizens is […]

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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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10 Fun Ways To Beat the Heat – Senior Care

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10 Fun Ways To Beat the Heat – Senior Care When it’s scorching hot outside, try these activities that put a cool twist on their favorite games. www.grandparents.com Cold Potato For a refreshing change to this silly game, pass around a wet, spraying potato. Use a pin to poke a hole in a water balloon, […]

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Dehydration: A Hidden Risk to the Elderly

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Dehydration: A Hidden Risk to the Elderly If dehydration is not identified and treated, the consequences to health are significant, including reduced or even loss of consciousness, rapid but weak pulse, and lowered blood pressure. If rehydration is not started, the situation can become life-threatening. It’s important for caregivers of the elderly to be more […]

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Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors

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Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors  Today, vaccines have curbed the development of many diseases that were once considered fatal, especially in older adults. While some vaccines have side effects, health experts say that the benefits typically outweigh the possible complications of certain illnesses in seniors. Except for people with certain health problems, such as cardiovascular […]

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