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11 Crucial Tips for Visiting A Loved One With Alzheimer’s

If you keep these 11 tips in mind, you can make visiting a loved one with Alzheimer’s a wonderful experience.   If you have a relative with Alzheimer’s, you know that visiting them isn’t always easy. The good news is, you have the power to turn that time together into a meaningful and pleasant experience…

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Seniors and Medication: 5 Questions To Ask The Pharmacist

Seniors and Medication: Why Your Pharmacist Is So Important You might wonder why seniors need to ask their pharmacist any questions at all. Shouldn’t the first address for questions be a primary physician? Answer: Not necessarily. By definition, pharmacists are 100% up to speed on seniors and medication so that they can do their job.…

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Why Cognitive Aging Should (Not) Scare You

Because cognitive aging and dementia aren’t the same. “Jack, I’m worried about Dad,” Laura said to her husband when they sat down for coffee after dinner. “Why?” “Because he couldn’t find his car keys,” she said.  Jack grinned over the rim of his coffee cup. “Honey, you misplace your car keys at least three times…

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What’s the Best Bed for Seniors After Surgery?

 When discussing which is the best bed for seniors after surgery, we have to take into account a few factors: What type of surgery did the person have? How much time should they be resting in bed? Did the surgeon say which sleep position to adopt?   Surgery Types There are many types of surgery,…

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Tips to Banish Loneliness in Seniors

Most of us feel a powerful need for a sense of connection to a group and a source of friendship. We know deep down that we are not self-sufficient. We need each other to make up the parts that we are missing. That’s where tips to banish loneliness in seniors comes in. But before we…

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Paid Caregiving: How You Can Become a Paid Family Caregiver

Paid caregiving is an option – even without Medicaid.   As of 2015, 23 percent of American family caregivers devoted over 40 hours a week to their loved ones. To put that in perspective, there are over 40 million caregivers in the United States. So we’ve got almost 10 million people who spend the equivalent…

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9 Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Deciding on whether or not an older loved one has signs of Parkinson’s Disease can be tough. It’s also a bit hard to pin down exactly how many signs of PD there are. Some doctors list 7, others 15, still others count up to 22. Here we’ve listed 9 of them. Before we get into…

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Stroke Facts Caregivers Need to Know

Strokes – also known as cerebrovascular accidents, or CVAs – are extremely common. They’re also extremely misunderstood. Today we’re going to talk about the stroke facts you need to know so that you can take care of your older loved ones. Strokes aren’t painful. Many people assume that strokes are accompanied by pain. The truth…

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