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5 Ways Home Care Can Help You Avoid a Crisis

As we age, it is natural to experience changes in mobility, cognition, and lifestyle. Though many older adults uphold good health well into their later years, at some point nearly all of us will require some assistance—including the 90% of older adults who wish to remain living at home. Unfortunately,…

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New Social Day Program to Help Growing Number of Adults with Dementia in Marin

Resources for Marin families who are caring for a loved one with memory loss are expanding. On January 29, 2019, Senior Access—which has provided memory wellness programming in Marin County for over 45 years—dissolved as a non-profit agency and on January 30, Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) opened Skyview…

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How to Engage a Loved One with Dementia During the Holidays

During the hustle and bustle of holiday gatherings, family members with dementia are often left out on the sidelines. This can leave them feeling disconnected or disoriented, and can potentially create disruptive behavior. “The holidays can be an especially stressful or lonely time for people who have dementia,” notes Andrea…

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Six Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress During the Holiday Season

While the holiday season is often joyous, it can be stressful, too­. Family members may be visiting from out of town. Calendars may be filling with invitations and events. Add to that the changing demands of caring for an aging loved one, and you may find yourself unable to get…

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Five Facts You Need to Know about Senior Isolation

Older adults often experience their social worlds shrinking, as retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility make participating in social activities more difficult. For those who become socially isolated or who feel persistently lonely, the consequences can be dire and even life-threatening. Traci Dobronravova, MSW, Director…

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Tea, Cake, and Conversation … About Death. What is a ‘Death Café’?

“Death and grief are topics avoided at all costs in our society. If we talk about them, maybe we won’t fear them as much.”—Audrey Pellicano, 60, host of a New York City Death Café. The Death Café was born in England in 2011, “to increase awareness of death with a…

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Moving a Loved One with Dementia into a Memory Care Community

Recommendations from Seniors At Home’s Center for Dementia Care to ease the transition on moving day  For most older adults experiencing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, there will come a time when they are no longer safe to live independently.  This means that families and loved ones must decide between…

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Palliative Care Volunteers Bring Comfort to Isolated Seniors

Months after her husband died, Ruth was told to vacate the home they shared for 40 years. She was 96 years old, frail, grieving, and all alone. Seniors At Home’s Palliative Care team had cared for Ruth’s husband Eddie before he passed away, and stepped in to support Ruth with…

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New Toolkit Supports Families with the Emotional Toll of Dementia Care

Four years ago Joan became one of the every six Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease each year. The 69 year-old’s symptoms progressed quickly and her husband of over three decades, Brian, retired early from his job in order to care for her while their adult daughter lives with them in…

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Six Tips for Homebound Seniors to Stay Happy and Healthy

For older adults who are homebound due to illness, injury, or mobility limitations, life may not be as full and exciting as it once was. However, by practicing healthy habits of the body and mind, homebound seniors can still enjoy a good quality of life. Below are six tips you…

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