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

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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3 Surprising Ways Seniors Can Boost Brain Health

Today, people are living longer than ever before. Rapid improvements in healthcare technology have given many the opportunity to live well beyond a century while maintaining the ability to do things they never thought possible with their aging bodies. As exciting as this may sound, living a longer life comes with new challenges, including the threat of cognitive decline. For many, just saying the words ‘cognitive decline’ is enough to cause a bit of anxiety. No one wants to live their life with the constant fear that they are going to lose their mind. Fortunately, there are certain activities seniors can incorporate into their…

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Choosing In-Home Care Versus Senior Housing

The needle of Mary’s sewing machine dipped in and out of her favorite apron. Her wrinkled hands shifted its fabric under the antique tank of metal that slowed to a stop as she looked at Emily and winked. Mary was mending the apron so Emily, who had been her caregiver for the past three years, could use it again while preparing their meals. Emily treasured these small moments. They reminded her why she loved her job. Emily knew it was hard for Mary to sew with her newly worsening arthritis, but she also knew she would never give up her…

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Festive Fall Activities for Seniors

The changing leaves and cool nights mean fall is fully underway. This season brings plenty of opportunities for seniors to make new memories with their loved ones and friends. The crisp air and fall foliage makes walks more enjoyable, and let’s not forget how fun it can be to watch a grandchild make that tackle or touchdown as football season begins. With fall comes the first big celebration of the holiday season – Halloween. Whether a senior lives at home or in an assisted-living community, there are many ways to get into the Halloween spirit. One classic décor idea is…

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Caregivers Improve Relationships Between Aging Parents and Adult Children of Sandwich Generation

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Each year, 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of informal care for an aging parent. While this can be a rewarding experience for both a senior and an adult child, often times it is a situation that leads to stress and burnout for the caregiving family member. According to Today’s Caregiver, families in the US provide 80 to 90 percent of in-home long term care for seniors. Many of these families are headed by adults that are part of what has come to be known as the “sandwich generation” – middle-aged adults that care for an aging parent while…

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