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Celebrating Mother’s Day with an Aging Parent

Mother’s Day is celebrated in the United States on the second Sunday of May each year.  It is a non-religious holiday meant to celebrate mothers, as well as anyone with whom you have experienced a maternal bond.  If your mother is aging, and particularly if she has any physical or mental limitations, you may be […]

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Seven Signs of Dementia

One of the most commonly misunderstood things about dementia is that is not a disease unto itself.  Rather, dementia is an umbrella term describing a collection of symptoms that involve impairments to communication, thinking, and memory.  Dementia is most frequently brought on by Alzheimer’s disease, but its onset can be caused by other things, such […]

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Avoiding Financial Scams

As we have discussed in previous articles, scam artists are increasingly targeting senior citizens as victims.  The perception exists that seniors are more likely to assume honesty of others and less likely to take action when they have been scammed due to their own embarrassment.  In particular, scammers tend to seek out seniors who have […]

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Helping Loved Ones Adjust to Retirement Community Living

Retirement communities offer many advantages for newly retired seniors, as they allow individuals to live independently while also being provided with a wide array of options regarding social events, activities, and the pursuit of hobbies.  However, even though your loved ones may intellectually understand all of the reasons why a retirement community is a good […]

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Valentine’s Day and Senior Citizens

Valentine’s Day is a holiday set aside to recognize love of all types.  However, for senior citizens, it can serve as a sad reminder about a love who has passed away.  If you have an aging loved one in your life you suspect will be feeling lonely and sad on Valentine’s Day, below are some […]

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Caregiver Resolutions for the New Year

Even if taking care of an elderly loved one is something you are doing quite happily and willingly, there is no question that it has a great impact on your life.  In fact, research conducted by the National Institutes of Health shows that being in a caregiving role creates chronic physical and psychological stress which […]

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Holidays with Elderly Parents

If you live a distance from your aging parents, the holidays may be the first time you have seen them in a while.  While this is a time for joy and celebration, it can also be a time for you to assess your parents and their health.  Really take the time to look at your […]

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Occupational Therapy for an Aging Parent

Occupational therapy is a form of rehabilitation which helps people learn to manage the performance of activities required in their daily lives.  This type of therapy is typically performed when people have suffered a physical or mental illness that has impacted their ability to perform routine tasks, but could also be useful for those whose […]

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Help Your Aging Parents Beat the Blues When They are Home Alone

Do you have an elderly parent that spends a great deal of time home alone? Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for senior citizens to experience feelings of isolation and loneliness. As people age, they face a number of unpleasant issues, such as vision and hearing loss, a loss of the ability to drive, and physical aches […]

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Most Important Things to Know About Medical Alert Systems

Selecting a medical alert system for a loved one is a very important responsibility.  If this is your first time selecting such a system, you may be wondering how to narrow your options.  If so, you should know the main information you need to make a decision falls into five major categories.

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What to Look for When Buying a Medical Alert System

It is estimated that approximately 75% of all medical alert monitoring systems are purchased by adult children for their aging parents.  If you fall into this category, it follows you have likely never purchased a medical alert system before.  With so many choices available, how do you know which is right for your loved one’s […]

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Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Aging Parent

Because independence is strongly valued in American society, it is not as common as it once was for children to continue to live with their parents into adulthood.  However, over time, there has been an increase in aging parents moving in with their children.  As the baby boomer generation grows older, the number of multi-generational […]

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