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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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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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Senior Healthcare Scams

06/17/2020

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the total amount of money lost to healthcare scams in 2018 was 4 million dollars. Criminals and scammers have no issue with using healthcare to defraud their victims, causing them financial harm in the process. The goal ...

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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - What is the Difference?

06/07/2020

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month! It gives us the opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, and share the fact that the different forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are a major public health issue.

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10 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

06/03/2020

There has been a stigma placed on mental health issues. Some may feel embarrassed that they have a diagnosis of a mental illness, such as depression, and feel they should just work harder to not feel "down about things." Depression is not a "normal" part of aging, but ...

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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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Where's the Beef?

05/20/2020

Many of us remember the phrase, "Where's the beef?"  from Wendy's Hamburger commercials.  Recently we have been hearing this phrase again amid the rumors of meat shortages due to COVID-19. Don't panic! Not only can meatless meals be healthier for seniors, they can be ...

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6 Considerations for the “New Normal”

05/17/2020

Growing up in the mid-1950’s through mid-1970’s, I remember my Mom meticulously washing, drying, folding, and ironing my Dad’s cloth handkerchiefs. He always carried one in his back pocket. I believe that fell in line with his Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared."

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From a Nurse's Mind: Watching Your Mother Age

05/10/2020

Nurses are strange creatures, we truly are. We have been taught to start assessing situations from the moment we meet you or your loved one. That being said, one of the hardest things we deal with is when it comes to our own aging mothers.

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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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