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Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

“Sue” was one of our dementia clients with a daughter who was ahead of the technology curve. Five years ago, when we were caring for her mom, she

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Technology

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Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

Eldercare at Home: Can I Pay Someone to Play Cards with My Elderly Parents?

As adult children taking care of elderly parents, we often consume most of our caregiving time addressing the medical problems and physical limitation

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Caregiving, Companionship, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Care for Older People: 9 Tips for Getting Your Money’s Worth at the Doctor

Care for Older People: 9 Tips for Getting Your Money’s Worth at the Doctor

As we get older, it seems, at least for many of us, that our trips to the doctor become more and more frequent.  To make things worse, our trips are

Hospital Visits, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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8 Tips for Family Caregivers

8 Tips for Family Caregivers

1.  Caregiving is a job and respite is your earned right.  Reward yourself with respite breaks often. “Because caregiver burnout is a serious con

Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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12 Tips for Communicating When Grandma Has Hearing Loss

12 Tips for Communicating When Grandma Has Hearing Loss

It’s a quiet Friday in the office.  The phones aren’t ringing.  The door isn’t opening.  No one is even searching through file drawers.  And

Hearing Loss, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Seniors and Reverse Adolescence

Seniors and Reverse Adolescence

It’s not unusual for seniors to exhibit a variety of unexpected changes in behaviors as they age. For example, seniors sometimes become difficult or

Caregiving, End of Life, Hospice, Parents Care, Senior Psychology

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Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

Pets for Seniors: Care for Older People and Their Pets

There is much scientific and anecdotal evidence to support the health benefits of pet ownership. According to Lynette Hart, Ph.D., studies have demons

Aging in Place, Family Caregivers, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

There are situations that can further complicate our ability to mourn a loss. My heart goes out to all of you who are dealing with the pain of caring

Caregiver Self Care, End of Life, Loss, Parents Care

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The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

The Secret of Senior Mobility and Independence

In 2014, when I flew out to visit old family friends “Ginny and Lars,” I was sad to see Ginny meeting me at the airport in a scooter. Since her di

Falls, Parents Care, Physical Therapy, Senior Health Concerns

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Winter Nutrition for Seniors

Winter Nutrition for Seniors

When the temperature drops, healthy eating can become less of a priority. Keeping a healthy diet in winter can be a challenge, especially if you are a

Nutrition, Parents Care

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