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Coping with a Dying Family Member

10/13/2020

Sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying when you are dealing with a loved one who is confused or dying. Being an adult and watching my father live out his last days on hospice is truly a challenge, but one I accept whole-heartedly and without any remorse. ...

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Animal Assisted Therapy for Seniors: Animals are Healers

09/23/2020

Imagine you're in the hospital. The doctor mentions the hospital's animal assisted therapy program and asks if you're interested. You say yes, and your doctor arranges for someone to tell you more about the program. Soon after that, a therapy dog and it's handler ...

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5 Mobile Apps for Seniors

09/13/2020

Technology is now part of almost every aspect of our lives. From the alarm that wakes us up in the morning, to the television we watch in the evening, we rely on electronic devices to do so much for us.

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What is Social Wellness?

07/15/2020

Let's face it, there's a "month" for everything but the kitchen sink, and there may be one for that as well. July has been deemed "Social Wellness Month," but it unfortunately doesn't get much attention. Perhaps it should for those who are most vulnerable to the ...

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Caregiver Steps Towards Greater Resilience

07/08/2020

Resilience is about adapting well when faced with difficulty, and in the unknowns of today's world, this is of the upmost importance. When I found myself in an unexpected family caregiver role, I was faced with significant amounts of stress, daily, for months. Family ...

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Do You Really Know Your Mom and Dad?

07/05/2020

When we are young, we are with our parent(s) almost all the time. We eat together, sleep in the same house, and watch the same television shows. We know our parents' routines, friends, and activities. Then, we leave home and make maybe one or two short visits weekly, ...

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8 Reasons Why Facebook is Great for Seniors

06/28/2020

  Now more than ever, older adults may be finding themselves sitting at home all alone. Due to COVID-19, strict social distancing guidelines, your family being busy with their own lives, and having more time on your hands after retirement, the feeling of being left out ...

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How COVID-19 has Changed In-Home Care Management

06/24/2020

The way of caregiving pictured above is now unheard of these days. It is all about following CDC guidelines, social distancing, and having as little contact as possible with others. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus how critical healthcare workers are needed ...

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10 Positive Aspects of Aging

05/28/2020

Today, I was thinking about my aging family members and friends. It is something that is going to happen to all of us one day. It is never easy to watch a loved one age and often become dependent upon others. It is heartbreaking for all involved. It is easy to focus on ...

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10 Ways to Foster Harmony While Sheltering in Place

04/29/2020

  This is week #6 for me working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many of you are, my spouse and I are both working virtually from our apartment. We have not been in the same space 24/7, for extended periods without going to the office, running errands, ...

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