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Seniors Need Care that Will Adapt to Changing Needs
90% of older adults prefer to remain living in their home as they age. And even if they begin to need day-to-day assistance or ongoing health care, 82% would still like to receive this care at home. Aging often comes with issues that are complex and the home care needs ...
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How Planning For the Future Helps Seniors Remain Independent
Alan and Peter met during World War II, and have been together ever since. They have enjoyed many decades in their San Francisco home—but when they reached their 80’s they began to feel worried. With no children or other family members around, who would care for them as they aged? ...
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New Study Reveals the First Sign of Alzheimer’s and It Might Surprise You
Though most of us might assume that the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss, new research suggests that trouble with navigation may happen first. The study has found that well before a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be made, patients struggle with mapping and finding their way around ...
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How Seniors Can Boost Brain-Function
It is important to take care of our minds as well our bodies as we age. Though most seniors are in good mental health, many older adults are at risk of developing neurological and mental health disorders, especially dementia and depression. Ways to Improve Brain Function The good news is ...
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New Report Finds an Increase in Family Caregivers Juggling Caregiving with Paid Work
Caring for an aging loved one requires care, compassion, and plenty of time beyond paid work. The stark reality for the majority of family caregivers in the U.S. is that they care for an older relative who is aged, disabled, or seriously ill on top of paid employment. AARP’s new ...
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Grief Support Groups Help Seniors Heal and Remember, “I’m not alone”
When Annie’s husband, Dennis, passed away she was initially overcome with sorrow. For five years Dennis had suffered from Alzheimer’s, and Annie, 78, had been his loving primary caregiver. He was the focus of her life just as he had been for over 50 years. Now that Dennis was gone ...
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6 Tips for Finding Excellent Dementia Care at Home
Hiring care professionals for your loved one with dementia who is living at home is no simple task. With so much to consider—from the cost of care, to your loved one’s health and safety, to their quality of life—it can be difficult to know exactly what to look for. We ...
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Humor in Caregiving
How to Find The Humor in Caregiving
A guest article by our friends at DailyCaring.com Caregiving has funny moments Funny moments can happen while you’re caring for an older adult. Of course, chronic illnesses or diseases like Alzheimer’s are certainly no laughing matter. But even in the middle of the worst day, there’s still room for laughter. ...
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Healthcare Advocacy: It Can Be Life Changing
Navigating our healthcare options can be confusing for all of us at the best of times, and for older adults who are experiencing serious or life-threatening conditions it can be especially difficult. Fortunately, when it is difficult to advocate for ourselves or our loved ones, there are professionals whose job ...
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How Senior Women can Stay Heart-Healthy
For women—and seniors in particular—the risk of heart problems is often overlooked. February is American Heart Month, and it is an important reminder to take steps toward reducing our risk of heart disease. Anna has been a Seniors At Home client for several years. In November she was alone when ...
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