Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease has gained more attention over the years thanks to people speaking out about their diagnoses and raising awareness. A number of well-known individuals have struggled with this disease including Michael J. Fox, Muhammad Ali, Janet Reno, Alan Alda, Neil Diamond, and Linda Ronstadt. Because Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease, it affects each … Continue reading Caring for a Loved One with Parkinson’s Disease

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Practical Changes to Help Seniors Enhance Heart Health

February is American Heart Month and a wonderful time to implement healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet to promote heart health. This is essential for seniors who want to boost their well-being so they can stay healthier and more active for years to come. Changes don’t have to be drastic or made all at … Continue reading Practical Changes to Help Seniors Enhance Heart Health

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Commonly Missed Tax Deductions for Seniors

The start of a new year also means the start of tax season. From January through April, Americans are busy compiling tax documents and filing their returns. While this is something that many seniors have done for decades, things can change once individuals turn 65 or older. You may be eligible for tax deductions you … Continue reading Commonly Missed Tax Deductions for Seniors

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How to Help Your Senior Plan for the New Year

One of the best things you can do with a senior loved one at the close of the year is to work with them to plan the year ahead. Setting goals and making plans will help them stay productive and motivated. It will also encourage them to socialize and empower them to stay fit. Following … Continue reading How to Help Your Senior Plan for the New Year

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Holiday Activities That Your Senior Can Participate In

The holiday season is a busy time of year for everyone. With parties, family get-togethers, and new and old traditions, there’s plenty of opportunity to connect with others and share your gratitude in thoughtful ways. For seniors, the holiday time can be particularly special—and particularly challenging. On the one hand, participating in holiday traditions with … Continue reading Holiday Activities That Your Senior Can Participate In

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Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft

Identity theft is something that people of all ages should be wary of, but seniors can be especially vulnerable. Thieves often target older adults because they have higher amounts of retirement savings, are not as savvy when it comes to technology, and tend to be more trusting of others. This can make it easier to … Continue reading Protecting Seniors from Identity Theft

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Senior Safety: Are You Prepared in the Event of an Emergency?

Life is unpredictable, and you never know when an emergency may occur. For seniors who live alone, this can be a serious concern. If they should happen to fall and can’t get up, or suffer from a medical emergency, what plans are in place to ensure they get the help they need in a timely … Continue reading Senior Safety: Are You Prepared in the Event of an Emergency?

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What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care Insurance

When many people think of long-term care (LTC), the first thing that comes to mind is a nursing home. While long-term care insurance can be used to offset nursing home care costs, it can also be used in variety of other situations, such as paying for in-home care. Long-term care insurance is designed to help … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care Insurance

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Why Seniors Should Consider an Early Flu Shot

Seniors and small children face a harder time during the flu season. At times, seniors can be hospitalized when flu symptoms get out of hand. It’s important to get the flu vaccine, but it’s nearly equally important that seniors get their vaccine sooner rather than later for a few reasons. Let’s explore those reasons. Seniors … Continue reading Why Seniors Should Consider an Early Flu Shot

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Fighting Back Against Depression in Seniors

Depression is not a normal part of aging, though it does affect millions of seniors. It is a mental health disorder, but one that can be effectively treated and managed. Left untreated, depression can make it more difficult for the elderly to recover from illness or injury and impact their quality of life. It can … Continue reading Fighting Back Against Depression in Seniors

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