Preparing Your Loved One for the New Year

Many people view the New Year as a fresh start. A time for change and doing things differently. It can be a wonderful opportunity to review what is going well – or not so well – across all areas of life. While you’re doing this in your own life, help your aging parent to do … Continue reading Preparing Your Loved One for the New Year

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Balancing Life as a Caregiver

Taking care of an elderly parent can be rewarding because you know you’re giving back to someone who helped raise you, but it also comes with its share of challenges. You’re trying to balance your own life, career, and family with meeting the needs of your parent. Being a caregiver is a tough job. November … Continue reading Balancing Life as a Caregiver

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5 Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, we thought we would clear up some common myths that surround this disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. There is currently no way to prevent or cure this disease, but researchers are learning more every single day. It is important for individuals to be educated … Continue reading 5 Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

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Building Stronger Bones and Muscles with Aging

Healthy bones, muscles, and joints are important at every age, but especially so for seniors. Broken bones can take longer to heal and increase risk of complications as you age. In addition, weak muscles and stiff joints can lead to inactivity, which only makes these issues worse. It can be a vicious cycle. Staying active … Continue reading Building Stronger Bones and Muscles with Aging

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Reducing the Risk of Falls for Seniors

With aging, it’s not unusual for balance and coordination to begin to decline. Everything from medications or poor eyesight to decreased strength or physical challenges can increase the risk of falling. Your loved one may have gone up the same stairs dozens of times, but today they tripped and fell. Falls can be dangerous for … Continue reading Reducing the Risk of Falls for Seniors

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