Signs it is Time to Move Your Parents into Assisted Living

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Top 7 Health Concerns for the Elderly

As we age, we all go through certain physiological changes. Skin becomes thinner and more fragile, eyes get drier, muscles lose tone, the immune system gets weaker, and we experience hormonal shifts. This is not to say that it’s impossible to remain healthy in old age; indeed, with proper exercise, proactive medical care, and a […]
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  • Feb
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Dementia and Pet Therapy

There’s a lot of buzz about pet therapy for dementia patients and with good reason. People with dementia often feel isolated, depressed and lonely, so it makes sense that therapy involving companion animals would be a good fit. In fact, pets have far more to offer than clever antics and fuzzy bodies: they’re good for […]
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Winter Activities with Alzheimer’s Patients

For someone with Alzheimer’s, keeping the mind active is important. Continuing to participate in activities they’ve enjoyed in the past can help people with Alzheimer’s by stirring up memories, fostering emotional connections, making them feel more engaged, encouraging self-expression, and even reducing the anxiety and irritability that often goes along with Alzheimer’s. Which activities are […]
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7 Things to Keep in Your Caregiving Closet

If you’re responsible for the care of an elderly person, you know that it’s important to be organized and prepared, always expecting the unexpected. It’s also important to have on hand the things you may need because it’s not always easy to get to a store on short notice. Here’s a helpful list, so that […]
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  • Nov
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How to Become a Caregiver for a Parent

As time goes by, familial roles often reverse, and adult children find themselves caring for the parents who used to be the caregivers. Sometimes this transition is difficult, especially if you find yourself in the position of trying to raise a family while caring for an elderly parent. There are no set guidelines for how […]
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  • Nov
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Alzheimer's Disease
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Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s

Often, people use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. The confusion is understandable because they’re closely related, but if you’re beginning to face dementia in an elderly parent, it’s important to understand the difference. The easiest way to look at the two terms is by understanding that dementia is […]
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5 Winter Nutrition Suggestions for Seniors

It’s always important for seniors to maintain a healthy diet, but in the winter it’s even more crucial. Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but older people are much more vulnerable to life-threatening illness. Good nutrition helps boost the immune system, which makes a person less likely to become ill, and more likely […]