Senior Palliative Care Can Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Health Conditions

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Contrary to popular belief, hospice and palliative care are not one in the same. Hospice focuses on the comfort of individuals in the last six months of life. Palliative care, however, is designed to provide an integrated approach to supporting the treatment and comfort of individuals living with serious, prolonged illness. In particular, palliative care […]

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Therapeutic Fibbing: Are White Lies Acceptable in Dementia Care?

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Honesty is the best policy, right? When caring for a loved one with dementia, caregivers are frequently faced with questions from their loved one that are removed from reality. A person with dementia may ask when a long-deceased relative is coming to visit, when he or she can return home, or a variety of other […]

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The Challenges of Sibling Dynamics When Caring for Aging Parents

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As children, it wasn’t always easy to get along with our siblings. So it’s no surprise that the memories of past hurts from sibling conflict can resurface in our adult years. When trying to work together with siblings while arranging care or caring for aging parents, it can raise new challenges in decision-making and fairly […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Maintain Mental and Physical Health During the Pandemic

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As we close in on the one-year mark of the beginning of the pandemic, it’s not unusual to feel sadness and longing for the way things used to be. Social outings with friends, vacations with grandchildren, attending religious services – so many activities seniors took for granted have had to be put on the backburner […]

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Lifestyle Changes that Improve Senior Heart Health

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While the main focus of February for many of us is Valentine’s Day, there’s another national holiday that should capture our attention as well: American Heart Month. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for older adults, making it crucial to protect senior heart health. So while you’re browsing through heart-shaped cards […]

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How to Help Older Adults Embrace Allowing Help at Home

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“I’m just fine. I can handle everything myself.” If this is a sentiment your elderly loved one has expressed when you’ve asked if assistance at home would help make life easier, you’re not alone. For many older adults, admitting that they need help at home can feel like surrendering their independence, and not surprisingly, they […]

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Healthy Eating for Seniors – It’s More Than Just a Resolution!

New Year’s resolutions: we love or hate them, make or break them, or feel so discouraged about them right from the get-go that when January 1 rolls around again, we don’t even bother with them. One of the most common resolutions for people of all ages is to try to follow a more balanced and […]

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How Case Management Can Help Seniors Achieve Continuity of Care

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Multiple doctors and specialists. A plethora of medications, which seem to change by the day. Blood work, tests, and more tests. For seniors with chronic health conditions – and even those without – managing life while aging can be complex.

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Understanding Depression in Older Adults

Depression in Older Adults

Ah! The Golden Years! After years of working hard and raising a family, it’s nice to enjoy retirement and the flexibility to set your own schedule. There’s no question, growing older brings benefits: fewer restrictions on your time, the ability to pursue interests new and old, and increased time with loved ones, to name a […]

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Supporting a Loved One After an ALS Diagnosis

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A number of years ago, the ice bucket challenge brought a great deal of focus and significant donations to the fight against ALS — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. A progressive, neuromuscular disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, more than 20,000 Americans are living with ALS […]

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