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The Senior Assistive Devices That Can Be Life-Changing

Consider the many tools you use every single day – your phone, toothbrush, hairbrush – simple things, but ones you cannot envision living without. For hundreds of older adults, there are basic senior assistive devices available that might mean the difference between living at home and facing a move to assisted living. Yet almost 50% […]

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Are You Experiencing Caregiver Dread? These Tips Can Help

What are your first thoughts as soon as you wake up in the morning? Are you looking forward to what your day holds, or would you like to crawl back beneath the covers and remain there? If you’re feeling more caregiver dread than delight as you consider your responsibilities for the day, you are not […]

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When Lucidity Returns in the End Stages of Dementia and What It’s Teaching Us

Even as memory loss and confusion escalate throughout the progression of dementia, there is an interesting and pleasant reprieve that often occurs. Previously termed “terminal lucidity,” it’s more frequently known as “paradoxical lucidity.” It signifies an unexpected, temporary return of clarity to a nearly pre-dementia state of mind during the end stages of dementia. During […]

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Work-Life Balance for Caregivers: Post-Pandemic Predictions

If there’s one particular positive after-effect regarding the pandemic, it’s the awareness generated for the plight of family caregivers. Finding a post-pandemic work-life balance will be without question an incredible challenge for people taking care of an older relative. As Lindsay Jurist-Rosner, CEO of Wellthy, explains, “Caregiving went from a silent struggle to being in […]

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Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence

Dementia care requires both compassion and creativity to manage a variety of complicated behaviors and effects, and that’s especially true when it comes to dementia and incontinence, something that is extremely common in Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These tried-and-true strategies can be effective in minimizing the impact of incontinence and preventing an escalation […]

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5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them

If you’re feeling a bit discouraged in your role as caregiver, take heart; you’re in good company. Providing care for a loved one is perhaps one of the most complex roles we can hold: highly rewarding on one hand, while simultaneously frustrating and ever-evolving, often leading to caregiver emotions and feelings of doubt about whether […]

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A New Cancer Treatment for All Types of Cancer Could Be Coming

We already know how incredible our body’s immune system is in attacking invading bacteria and viruses and restoring us to health following an illness, but the latest findings from a study by Cardiff University are poised to bring a new and unexpected development with a new cancer treatment: stopping cancer in its tracks.

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The Benefits of Technology For Seniors Who Want to Age in Place

Whether you are attempting to tune a guitar, study a new language, or simply add dogs’ ears to a selfie, there is an app for that! And for seniors who elect to age in place, the benefits of technology are often an essential component in improving safety, comfort, and overall quality of life. Take Amazon’s […]

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Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia

They’re already understood to cause various short-term unwanted side effects, such as memory issues and confusion, but new research links some of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) to an increased risk factor for dementia.

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The Latest Approach to Chronic Care Services: Empowering Patients to Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, seniors are the experts, hands down, with as many as 3 out of four seniors affected by several conditions that are on-going, necessitate extensive treatment, and put limitations on activities. With the continuous barrage of bloodwork along with other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases can take […]

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