Category Archives for Senior Care

Regular Exercise Benefits Older Adults: Tips to Get Started

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate habits and routines, and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes that can benefit overall health and wellness. One of the most beneficial changes older adults can make is to incorporate physical activity into their day-to-day routine. Exercise benefits older adults physically […]

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Helping Seniors Manage the Holiday Blues

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Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most difficult. For many older adults who have lost family members, are fighting chronic health conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, the holiday season can trigger depression. And, the family caregivers who care for a senior loved one […]

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Tips for Recognizing Senior Care Needs Over the Holidays

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The holidays are special because they bring family members from far and wide back together to celebrate over a big meal and a lot of laughter and joy. With many families being apart over the past 18 months due to the pandemic, this holiday season may be the first opportunity in some time where everyone […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: What to Expect

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A traumatic brain injury (or TBI) is not uncommon in older adults and is frequently caused by a fall or following a car accident. TBIs are the result of a traumatic injury or blow to the head or body, and the amount of damage depends on both the nature of the injury and the force […]

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Overcoming Elderly Sleep Problems: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to overall health and wellbeing. But for many older adults, sleep can be elusive. It is recommended that all adults, including seniors, get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night. There are a variety of factors that can interfere with the sleep of older adults including […]

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Top Dementia Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, there are a variety of symptoms that become apparent over time. While memory loss is one of the most common and well-known symptoms, difficulty communicating is also prevalent in many individuals. Struggling with language and communication can lead to frustration for […]

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The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Seniors and Family Caregivers

A daily routine benefits seniors and reduces stress and insecurity.

No longer punching a time clock. Staying up late. Sleeping in. Creating your own schedule. While there are many advantages to retirement and no longer needing to structure life around a 9 to 5 schedule or a typical work week, the lack of a daily routine for seniors can be challenging for older adults and […]

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Therapeutic Fibbing: Are White Lies Acceptable in Dementia Care?

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Honesty is the best policy, right? When providing dementia care to a loved one, 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 Elderly 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 elderly parents, it can raise new challenges in decision-making and fairly […]

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The Importance of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu Vaccine for Seniors

2020 has been quite a year, with the pandemic requiring everyone to adopt to a new normal that included social distancing, face coverings and more frequent hand-washing. While the pandemic has disrupted many of our day-to-day routines, one thing it has not changed is the importance of the flu vaccine for seniors.

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