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Sep 26, 2021, 3:58 PM
Did you know falling isn’t a normal part of aging? Though they’re preventable, over 30,000 adults die every year as a result of falls. So why do seniors fall? And what preventative steps can you take? Take a quick read to learn more about falls and fall prevention
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Jul 5, 2021, 12:47 PM
We laugh and call them “senior moments” when we stand in the middle of the room and can’t remember what we are looking for or where we left the keys. But sometimes, we may fear that "something must be wrong with me." And this "something" we fear is dementia
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Jun 14, 2021, 9:09 AM
We used to say that older adults are ‘senile.’ We had very little understanding of the different types of dementia, and if a person needed to move from home, their only option was a nursing home. But while we have come a long way in understanding and taking care of people who live with dementia,…
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May 15, 2021, 10:12 AM
Looking to move a loved one into a senior care community? There are many misconceptions about what to look for and what to expect. It’s essential to understand how the senior care facility industry operates before you start your journey of finding one for your loved one.
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Apr 20, 2021, 8:54 AM
Recently, one of the members in a Facebook support group for caregivers asked a straightforward question: what is your biggest struggle when caring for your loved one? a caregiver who can identify any struggle should make every effort to remedy it, even if only partially. If you feel like any of…
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Apr 4, 2021, 3:18 PM
Studies show that people with involved care partners, like family, have better outcomes. This is why I always advise my clients to get involved in their loved one’s care after they move into a senior care community
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Mar 19, 2021, 1:21 PM
Hope for the best (aging at your home) and prepare for the worst (needing to move to move from home), is a good way to start the conversation about senior care communities. When I’m asked, “When is the best time to start looking for an assisted living facility?” I answer, “When you’re not under the…
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Feb 28, 2021, 10:28 AM
Not every person with dementia will exhibit verbal or physical aggression, but when they do, we are quick to label it as "misbehavior" that needs to be medicated. To understand the "misbehavior," you need to understand the dementia brain and the underlying reasons that are most often the cause for…
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Feb 22, 2021, 5:45 AM
Are You A Caregiver For A Loved One? In response to this question, a daughter of one of my clients seemed dumbfounded. “What do you mean ‘caregiver’?” she asked me. “She’s my mom, I’m her daughter, that’s why I help her.” True, this person is your parent. And if you care for a parent, you may not…
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Feb 6, 2021, 10:57 AM
You became a full-time caregiver for your loved one out of commitment, love, and a sense of responsibility. If you feel exhausted, stressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated, you are not alone. Caregiver’s burnout is more common than you think.