Aging

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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Family Caregivers

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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Senior’s Self-Esteem

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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Vision Loss

For Those Losing Vision, These 6 Tips Can Help Maintain Independence

Among all of our senses, our eyesight is perhaps the one for which we are most thankful. A considerable amount of our life’s experiences are a result of the things we observe in the world around us. Our sight also safeguards us from a wide range of threats. Reduced or …

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Losing vision

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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Senior Loneliness
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