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Adaptive Clothing for Seniors: Who Really Needs It?

These days, it seems that every other day there’s a new “inclusive” product someone’s trying to get you to buy. So when brands start on about fashion inclusivity for older adults, it can almost sound like Nabisco’s latest marketing ploy. But it isn’t. Adaptive clothing for seniors is the real deal. What does adaptive clothing…

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation for Seniors – How to Choose

Have you ever had an older loved one who was hospitalized for surgery, illness or an injury? If the answer is yes, then you’ve probably heard doctors talk about inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for seniors. But what’s the difference, and which one should you choose? Why rehab? Before we get to the different options for…

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How to Recognize Arthritis in Seniors

When most people think about getting older, one of the first conditions that comes to their mind is arthritis. If you ask them, though, you’ll find that most people also don’t know too much about arthritis in seniors. As a matter of fact, a recent study shows that arthritis affects an even greater number of…

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What You Need to Know About the 3 Types of Alzheimer’s

Most people think that Alzheimer’s is Alzheimer’s; there aren’t any “types.” Actually, there are 3 types of Alzheimer’s disease. Why does that matter? Because if you have a loved one who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s, you’ll have more tools to deal with issues if you understand exactly what it is they’re suffering from. Type 1: Late-Onset…

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Hip Replacement Recovery: How to Help Your Loved One Cope

In 2018, over 400,000 Americans had hip replacement surgery. While the hip replacement recovery period is highly individual – it can take anywhere from one month to half a year – the common denominator to everyone is that they’re going to need their caregivers, friends and relatives a lot more than usual. If you have…

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Protect Your Parents: What You Need to Know About Elderly Fraud

Scamming the elderly is an up-and-coming source of income for criminals and hackers. As a matter of fact, a Bloomberg news report stated that elderly fraud is costing America’s seniors more than $36 billion per year. That’s ten times the net worth of Donald Trump. Fortunately, identifying these scams isn’t difficult once you know what…

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The Benefits of Respite Care

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, over 44 million Americans are providing unpaid care to an adult aged 50 or over. If you’re not one of those 44 million, you probably know someone who is. Which means you, or someone you know, has a lot to gain from respite care. Who Needs Respite Care?…

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Including Loved Ones with Dementia in Family Events

June is here and that means weddings, graduations, commencements and a host of other happy events. If you have loved ones with dementia, though, the excitement can be mixed with a lot of apprehension. How can we successfully include them in all the excitement? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. Alzheimer’s and dementia present differently…

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Lifestyle Changes for Chronic Venous Inefficiency

Is your loved one experiencing: swollen, itchy or cramped legs or ankles varicose veins blood clots open sores thick/hard skin on the legs or ankles If they are, they might be suffering from chronic venous inefficiency. What is chronic venous inefficiency? The purpose of the veins is to bring deoxygenated blood to the heart. The…

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Occupational Therapy for Dementia: Can It Help?

When most people think of occupational therapy (OT), they usually associate it with either children or stroke survivors. In recent years, though, occupational therapy for dementia patients has been gaining a lot of traction. And with good reason. Occupational therapists can make a huge difference in the quality of life for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s…

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