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Recommended Reading: December 2016

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Recommended Reading: December 2016 Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding By: Joan Lunden  Do you have a family member who requires constant care? You are not alone. This collection offers support and encouragement in its 101 stories for family caregivers of all ages, including the “sandwich” generation […]

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers

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Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers It’s a myth that suicide is more common around the holidays (springtime is actually the peak). But holiday cheer isn’t a given either. High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression.  With a bit of foresight and planning, however, holidays can […]

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love 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 […]

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Most Seniors View Assisted Living Negatively—Until Moving In

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Most Seniors View Assisted Living Negatively—Until Moving In October 6, 2016 by Mary Kate Nelson Americans have a generally unfavorable view of the assisted living industry—that is, until their loved ones actually move into assisted living. In fact, half of American families with loved ones in assisted living start out with a negative or neutral impression of […]

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide

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The Aging Driver’s Safety Guide Millions of aging adults continue to drive in order to keep their independence. This can be a concern for well-meaning family, friends, and caregivers; worried about the safety of their loved ones, other drivers, and pedestrians. With age, hearing and vision worsens in adults. Changes in the brain can make […]

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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep

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5 Habits That Will Help Seniors Get A Better Night’s Sleep Getting enough sleep can benefit your life in many ways, not least of which is simply feeling good from day to day. Many seniors often have trouble sleeping, but incorporating some relatively simple habits into your day can make a big difference when it’s […]

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Recommend Reading for August 2016

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Recommend Reading for August 2016 How To Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders By: David Solie This book explores the reasons that communicating with the older adults is sometimes so frustrating and offers strategies and skills for overcoming these difficulties. In the book I show that by understanding our older […]

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know

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Osteoporosis – What You Need To Know National Care Planning Council:  June 29, 2016 | by Valerie Michel Buck “Strong bones, strong body.” -Unknown. This is a quote I’ve heard hundreds of times and didn’t know how meaningful it is till I started researching Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is often […]

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues

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How To Talk to Elderly Loved Ones About Tough Family Issues Adult children and their parents often have trouble talking effectively. Small disagreements can be irksome and frustrating; if they simmer and grow, they can poison your last precious months and years together. What causes these misunderstandings? According to David Solie, author of How to Say […]

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Best Foods for Dementia

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Hippocrates once said “Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food.” In the case of dementia, a diet of nutrient-rich foods can improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Advanced dementia patients may forget to eat, and eventually don’t feel hunger as a result of depression, medication side effects and cognitive […]

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