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5 Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Stopping Driving

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Talking with your senior loved one about no longer driving is never an easy thing. Even if your loved one realizes it’s time for them to stop getting behind the wheel, there is so much cultural significance tied up with being able to drive that they may resist. Whether you’re […]

Type 2 Diabetes in Adults: Signs to Look for, Risk Factors, & Management

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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when the health community turns to promoting awareness of the signs and symptoms, as well as management and prevention, of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Sometimes called “adult-onset” diabetes, type 2 diabetes is seen more frequently in children than it […]

5 Tips for Improving Communication with a Loved One with Dementia

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Dementia is a debilitating disease that impacts roughly 50 million people, mostly senior citizens. Among the hallmarks of living with dementia is that the senior has a decreased ability to communicate. This can mean not only that, in late-stage dementia, the person loses the ability to speak coherently, but their […]

10 Tips for Helping a Senior Loved One Eat Healthy Meals at Home

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As people age, maintaining a healthy diet can become a challenge. Weakness, illness, and getting used to cooking for one mean more seniors turn to high-calorie prepared dinners or, worse, not eating at all. Getting your loved one to eat a healthy, balanced diet isn’t easy, but here are 10 […]

6 Tips for Helping Your Loved One Downsize Their Possessions

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Earlier this year, the world was hit by the “Marie Kondo craze” thanks to a limited series on Netflix. In the show, families are taken through their piles of belongings, discarding everything that doesn’t “spark joy” to create a more peaceful, harmonious home. While simply owning less is a choice […]

5 Ways to Keep Your Senior Loved One’s Brain Sharp

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Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. You walk into a room and promptly forget what brought you there, or you space and miss a doctor’s appointment. And while small memory lapses aren’t cause for concern, the aging process can mean it’s more difficult for older adults to retain knowledge […]

3 Ways to Foster Intergenerational Relationships for Seniors

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As we age, our connections to the people around us naturally become a little weaker. Old friends pass away, children move across the country, and it’s harder to get outside to talk with neighbors. However, studies have shown that the more social interactions and connections seniors have, the better their […]

What’s Included in Skilled Nursing In-Home Care?

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At times, while taking care of an aging loved one, you may require the assistance of a skilled nurse. This can be because of a fall, an illness, or a chronic disease diagnosis. Whatever the reason, this one-on-one personalized care in your loved one’s home can be a valuable tool […]

5 Tips for Introducing Technology to Seniors

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Technology isn’t just an extra little thing to enhance your life; it’s an important, integral element in the way we think, act, and communicate. But for seniors, the rapidly advancing technology can seem like a scary, confusing jungle that they’re not quite sure how to navigate. You want Mom and […]

4 Benefits of Art for Seniors

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In a time when adult coloring books are in high demand, it should come as no surprise that art therapy is beneficial for all. Whether coloring, painting, crocheting, or listening to your favorite music, we all use some version of art to create a sense of calm in our lives. […]

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