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5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Seniors During the Pandemic

Think of the most perfect holiday season you are able to envision. While that image will vary a little for every one of us, it may include gifts, lights, good food, and traditions passed down through the generations. Read More

Learn Best Practices for Managing Dementia Confusion

Dementia confusion, a typical occurrence in Alzheimer’s, can result in recent memories being forgotten or altered, while those from the more remote past often remain intact. This can cause previous occasions to make more sense to a senior with dementia than the present. Read More

Is It Alzheimer’s Denial or Anosognosia?

“Why would you think I have dementia? There isn’t a thing wrong with me!” If a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s disease expresses beliefs like this, you may have thought to yourself that he or she was actually in denial and unwilling to admit to such a challenging diagnosis. Read More

Avoid Hospital Readmissions by Avoiding Dehydration in Seniors

Do you realize…nearly half of all seniors are chronically under-hydrated, based on a recent study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but older adults over age 65 account for the highest group of hospital admissions because of dehydration. Read More

Meaningful Activities for Older Adults that Promote Purpose and Value

Look online for “activities for older adults” and you’ll probably find a mixture of games, crafts, memory-stimulating puzzles, and of course, the requisite bingo. What you won’t find, unless you really search much deeper, are the purposeful, philanthropic activities that bring meaning to our lives. Read More

Tips to Increase Self-Esteem in the Elderly

“Wait a minute; I’ll help you with that.” “Take it easy and don’t overdo it!” “I’ll handle that; you just sit and rest.” How often have we made statements like these to older adults, with only the best intentions, naturally? Read More
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Reduce Senior Fall Risk with These Recommendations

Falling can be painful, but for seniors, the results can be devastating, including hip fractures, which can result in a broad range of health concerns. As many as 25% of all older adults who experience a fractured hip lose their lives within six months of the injury. Read More
Mesothelioma

Six Tips for Male Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma occurs in men four times more often than women. Researchers believe men develop mesothelioma more often because occupational asbestos exposure typically happens in male-dominated industries. Read More
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COVID-19 Trusted Resources for Seniors and Family Caregivers

Recognizing where to turn with regard to the current, most reliable information on COVID-19, especially as it relates to the elderly and people who provide caregiving assistance for them, is important – and can be confusing. Read More
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Covering the Cost of Adaptive Equipment for the Elderly

Could your senior loved one could benefit from additional safety in the shower or tub? Does he/she require a walker or rollator to move around? If that’s the case, it’s quite possible that you’ll soon be looking to purchase the in-home adaptive devices that so many families count on to keep senior loved ones safe. Read More