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Family Caregivers: Cultivating a Sense of Purpose in Older Adults Is Key to Satisfaction and Health

Perform an online search for the words “activities for seniors” and the results will likely be a mixture of memory stimulation puzzles, crafts, games, and of course, the requisite bingo. What you won’t find, unless you search much more, are the meaningful, philanthropic activities that bring purpose to our lives. …

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Be Aware of How to Help, Not Hurt, a Senior’s Self-Esteem and Independence

“Wait, let me help you with that!” “Don’t over-exert yourself!” “You just sit down and rest; I’ll take care of that.” How many times have we made remarks along the lines of these to older adults, with only the best of intentions in mind? We want to do whatever possible …

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Increase Quality of Life with Customized Activities for Older Adults

Is your older loved one taking part in activities on a day-to-day basis, or is she stuck in a rut that predominantly includes watching TV, eating, and sleeping? Particularly during this time of quarantining and social distancing, it can be tricky to maintain an active and engaged way of living …

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How Geriatric Care Managers Help Families Navigate Care for a Loved One

We all desire the best for our loved ones – that goes without saying. Yet sometimes when families are involved with an older loved one’s care, feelings about what is best may clash. This can lead family members to work against each other as opposed to working together. This is …

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What’s the Solution When Seniors Want to Age at Home?

Ask the majority of elderly people if they plan to age at home as they grow older, even if they are struggling with the challenges of aging, and the response is typically a resounding “yes!” Facing a move from their home, a place with so many memories, can be intimidating, …

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4 Myths About Senior Incontinence Debunked

Senior incontinence is often an upsetting topic for those who encounter it. The stigma behind the problem commonly contributes to people having either a lack of facts or believing in some common misunderstandings about incontinence. The following are just a few incontinence myths and the facts to be aware of …

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Why Aging Adults Struggle with Loss of Bladder Control and How to Treat It

Incontinence, or a loss of bladder control, is a disturbing and delicate issue, especially for older individuals. It can lead to a number of concerns, from skin sores to social isolation for individuals who are uncomfortable with leaving the house in case of an “accident.” But while bladder leakage causes …

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Learn the Red Flags of Vision Loss in Older Adults

Talking about health concerns is difficult for many older individuals. They may think their health issues are their own business and not anyone else’s, or they may be afraid that if they admit to experiencing problems, they might compromise their ability to maintain their independence. This is oftentimes the case …

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Combat Senior Isolation and Loneliness by Planning Ahead Now

The holiday season can be loaded with a whirlwind of activities for the older adults we love, with family gatherings, holiday parties, religious events and services, deciding on the best gifts for the ones they love. Yet after the ornaments are packed away and families have resumed the routine busyness …

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