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5 Tips to Make the Holidays Easier for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult no matter what time of the year it is; while the holidays can be stressful regardless of whether you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or not! Trying to juggle both of these stressors at the same time can be enough to make you think about skipping holiday festivities altogether. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. With proper planning and prioritizing, you can make the holidays enjoyable for you and the person you are caring for. Here are 5 tips to make the holidays easier for Alzheimer’s caregivers. 1….

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Why Should Seniors Focus on Flu Prevention This Season?

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Most know from personal experience how inconvenient it is to get the flu. Aside from having to deal with symptoms like body aches and fatigue, you are also forced to accept the fact that you’ll have to put your to-do list on hold. Most of the time you can rest assured you’ll be back to normal within a week or tw­o. Unfortunately, many older adults don’t quite make a comeback. For seniors, getting the flu can be severe and life-threatening. Here are a few reasons why seniors should focus on flu prevention this season. Why Are Seniors Are At a Higher Risk of…

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Simple Ways to Care With Empathy

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Caring for someone requires many things, one of the most important of which is the ability to empathize. While the capacity to understand and feel for another person may come easier for some, empathy is not something you are necessarily born with. Empathy is a consciously or subconsciously learned skill, and like any other skill, it can be learned, improved, and even mastered. What is Empathy? If you’ve ever been a caregiver, there may have been a time when the person you were caring for was in pain. Maybe they just came out of surgery or just received news that a…

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How to Help a Senior Loved One Quit Smoking

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  Do you have an older loved one in your life you would love to help quit smoking? Perhaps it’s a parent? Maybe it’s a close friend of yours? Regardless of your relationship, you care about this person and you hate to see them doing something that puts their health at risk. Here are a few tips to guide you in your efforts to successfully help your senior loved one quit smoking. Seniors and Smoking As you know, smoking comes with a long list of side-effects. Aside from lung cancer, smokers are also more susceptible to various health problems including (but certainly…

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3 Shocking Realities That Will Make You Start Planning to Age in Place Today

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By 2020, 56 million Americans will have reached 65 and by 2025, this number will grow to 84 million. People are living longer than ever before and as a consequence, the amount of their lives they’ll spend needing care is increasing. It’s estimated that 70 percent of these Americans will need assistance at some point in their life. Because of this, people are thinking more and more about the idea of “aging in place.” With 9 out of 10 Americans planning to stay in their home for as long as possible, aging in place has become the most common goal among the baby boomer…

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