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Why it is Important to Care for Your Feet
One of the most neglected and most used parts of the body is the feet. This area is also a strong indicator of the overall health of the person, which is why seniors need to pay more attention to their ...

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Mobility Aids for Seniors (2 Parts)
Reduced mobility is something that most of us have not even thought about, but it is something that many people all over the world struggle with every day. For seniors and disabled adults, walking even short distances can be dreadful...

The Benefits of Aromatherapy for Seniors
Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine that involves essential oils and other aromatic plant properties. They are used for improving a person’s mood or health. Aromatherapy can help seniors with a vast number of illnesses and discomforts, such as ...

Elder Abuse (3 parts)
Elder abuse is one of those things we don’t like to think about happening to people we know. However, it is a situation that occurs far more often than we would like to admit. It’s important as a caregiver for your senior family member that you understand what it is and what happens as a result.

Fun Activities to Do with Grandchildren
One of the highlights of many seniors’ day is when their grandchildren come to visit. Whether you are physically active and get out or if you are physically limited and at home most of the time, you can still find...

Recognizing the Signs of Depression in Older Adults and Seniors
Depression is a real problem that many people, including older individuals face. Oftentimes, we fail to see depression in older individuals as there are extenuating circumstances in their life, such as the loss of a spouse or friends, or physical...

 

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How Caregiving May Change Your Personality

Posted: March 26, 2015

Being a long-term caregiver for someone in your family is bound to change you and make a huge impact on your life. Most of the times, the changes that occur in your personality will be positive and beneficial. Caregivers tend to become more ...

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When an Elderly Loved One Resists Your Care

Posted: March 23, 2015

Caring for an elderly loved one may be a difficult task, especially if your loved one is resistant to care. As people age, their cognition begins to decline, and they may not be totally in their right mind whenever they need care. This, among ...

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Alternatives Options to Nursing Homes

Posted: March 19, 2015

As people get older, one of the things that many elderly individuals can agree on is that they do not want to go into a nursing home. Nursing homes can be scary places for your elderly loved one. Suddenly, your loved one has their entire life ...

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How to Help an Elderly Loved One Make Dietary Changes

Posted: March 16, 2015

Change is hard, no matter what age you are, and if your elderly loved ones have to endure change in their lives, then it may throw them for a loop. As people age they may have to make dietary changes in order to stay healthy and keep their bodies ...

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How to Talk to Your Elderly Loved One about Incontinence

Posted: March 12, 2015

If your elderly loved one suffers from incontinence, then it may be impossible to ignore. The odor, the mess and the cleanup can all be glaringly obvious signs that something is wrong. Ironically, the subject seems to be one that is often ignored ...

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Resistance Training For Seniors

Posted: March 9, 2015

As people grow older, their muscles and joints begin to break down. Add to that the fact that seniors have more brittle bones than their younger relatives, and it seems as though you are making a recipe for disaster. Seniors are at an increased ...

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Good Places for Seniors to Meet and Make New Friends

Posted: March 5, 2015

As people grow older, sometimes they lose friends. Whether their friends and them grow apart, of their friends grow old and pass away, some seniors find themselves becoming very lonely. Loneliness is not healthy for anyone, but it can be especially ...

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Self-Defense Tips for Seniors and Elderly

Posted: March 2, 2015

As seniors grow older, it may become necessary for them to learn a bit about self-defense. The concept of self-defense for seniors is completely different from the concept of self-defense for younger adults. For seniors, self-defense is all ...

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How to Helps Seniors Avoid Social Isolation

Posted: February 19, 2015

Loneliness and social isolation is never good for anyone, especially seniors. Research into social settings has shown that social interactions are both mentally and physically beneficial for people of any age. Conversely, loneliness and social ...

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