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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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Senior Travels: Do's and Don’ts

03/27/2021

Recently (before COVID), I traveled to the British Virgin Islands with a group of friends ranging in age from 37-78 years. We chartered a catamaran, sailed to multiple islands, and went on several adventures. We all had a wonderful time, but I will say the elder ...

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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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A Sneak Peek Into Care Management

01/03/2021

In my life, and in my chosen profession of a Care Manager, there is no place for personal biases and prejudices. Everyone should be, and deserves to be, treated with empathy and listened to in a non-judgmental manner, and spoken to with respect. All people are ...

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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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The 6 Most Common Vision Problems Within Seniors

12/02/2020

Eye problems and disorders are common in the elderly population. The key is to detect them early. Regular eye exams will help detect vision problems before they become serious. Here is a list of 6 common age-related eye problems that can affect people at various stages ...

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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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