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Honoring Independence

05/29/2021

How do you respect your aging parents’ independence, but keep them safe and engaged as they near the end of their lives? Can you? It is a difficult but a very rewarding task to care well for those you love during this part of their life journey, and sometimes mirrors ...

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5 Ways an In-Home Caregiver Can Help Decrease Feelings of Isolation in Seniors

03/06/2021

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Terminal Restlessness: This is What's Going On

02/13/2021

Terminal restlessness is a common syndrome that may occur near the end of life. People experiencing terminal restlessness show signs of physical, emotional, and/or spiritual restlessness, as well as increased anxiety, agitation, and cognitive decline. This occurs days ...

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Medication Resources for the Elderly

02/06/2021

According to a 2019 Kaiser health tracking poll, nearly nine in ten (89%) adults 65 and older report they are currently taking a prescription medicine. Furthermore, more than half of adults 65 and older (54%) report taking four or more prescription drugs. While a ...

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Watching a Parent or Loved One Get Sick

01/31/2021

Watching a parent or loved one get sick and suffer sends you through a mirage of horrendous feelings. Watching cancer devour the body and mind of a loved one is very difficult, and I have now been through it twice. I watched as cancer ravaged my mother and took her ...

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7 Self-Defense Tips for Seniors

12/27/2020

Older adults are often perceived as easy targets for criminals. They move more slowly and can appear weak and less nimble - all of which are signs to criminals that they can be overpowered. In fact, a U.S. Department of Justice report noted that 93% of all crimes are ...

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Diabetes: Don’t Let It Steal the Joy of Food!

12/20/2020

Most humans would agree that they enjoy food. Social events or intimate gatherings usually include food in some form or fashion… tailgate parties… business meetings… dates… bridal showers… the list goes on and on. Yet, when one receives the unwelcomed news that they ...

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What to Do When Your Parents Don't Remember You Anymore

11/29/2020

When the dementia or confusion gets to the point where your parent or parents forgets your name, it is devastating. Can we say heart breaking?

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The 5 Most Common Balance Problems in Older Adults

11/18/2020

When you're younger, good balance is mostly a matter of keeping your core muscles strong, and maybe feeling lucky you didn't inherit the family gene for clumsiness.

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Hospice Care vs Palliative Care

11/15/2020

If you or a loved one has been in a hospital for a significant amount of time, you've likely heard the terms "palliative care" and "hospice care." But what exactly are these services and how do they differ? Both services are focused on the care and comfort of the ...

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