Yearly Archives: 2017

6 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active

6 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Physically Active as They Age As we age, remaining physically active can become more difficult and exercise seems as though it takes a greater toll on our bodies. In fact, those are precisely the reasons as to why it’s so important for seniors to continue exercising. There are tons of benefits in staying physically…

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Tips to Provide Better In-Home Care

Caregiving at Home Tips for providing in-home care for a loved one Even when their need for specialized care is great, most older people prefer to stay at home. Often adult children and other family members take on the caregiving responsibilities — providing rides, picking up prescriptions and helping out around the house. Eventually, they may even be managing high-tech…

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Tips for Keeping the Senior in Your Life Active

The Importance of Keeping Your Aging Senior Active As you think about the best ways to care for your aging parent or loved one, one of the things you can do that will provide the most benefit in all areas of life is encouraging exercise. Being active can help your aging senior in a wide range of ways, from strengthening social…

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Top 5 Health Concerns for Seniors

5 Common Health Concerns for Seniors With today’s advancements in technology and healthcare, people can expect to live longer than ever before. The older population is becoming greater than the younger populations. In the U.S. alone, individuals who are 85 years and older make up one of the fastest growing segments of the population. In 2012, there was an estimated…

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Protecting Seniors’ Financial Well-Being

Protecting older adults from fraud and financial exploitation Losing money or possessions to scams, fraud, and exploitation can be especially devastating to older adults, who may be not be able to earn back what they’ve lost. Money Smart for Older Adults Older adults can be attractive targets for financial predators both known and unknown to them. “Money Smart for Older…

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How Family Photo Albums Connect Seniors and Caregivers

HOW FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS CONNECT SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS Live – Laugh – Reminisce Don’t let family albums be a thing of the past! Today with our camera phones and laptops that can store thousands of pictures, physical scrap books and albums are seemingly becoming obsolete. Although I love family traditions and nostalgia, I too am guilty of neglecting my own…

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Early Signs of Dementia or Just Aging?

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Share or Print this page Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. If you notice any of…

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9 Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

What Are the Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)? Overview According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects more than 5 million people in the United States. Although it’s known to affect adults 65 years and older, up to 5 percent of those diagnosed have early onset AD. This generally means that the person diagnosed is in their 40s or 50s.…

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Holiday Fun for the Old and the Young

Travel Activities For The Young And Old Together ByValerie M. Grubb, Contributor 04/10/2017 04:59pm EDT | Updated May 11, 2017 The author and her extended family visiting the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia. An 80 year age difference doesn’t stop this clan from exploring the world (although we make different choices in activities). Travel is a great way to spend time…

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