Monthly Archives: July 2012

Tips on Vacationing with Elderly Parents

Often an adult child would like to take their senior parents on a vacation to make up for all their parents’ missed out on in their younger years.  They were busy raising a family and earning a living so they … Continue reading

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Tips on Safe Medication Management for Seniors

One of the biggest challenges for seniors and their family caregivers is managing the medication that they must take.  Frequently, seniors have to take multiple medications throughout the day.  It can be difficult for them to remember to take it … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Routine for Seniors

When people are young, they often hate routines.  They want excitement and spontaneity.  However, as people age, they thrive less on excitement and more on a regular system.  This is even truer of seniors; routines have many benefits for them. … Continue reading

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How to Deal with the Loss of Your Senior Loved One

When you’ve been taking care of a senior parent or family member and they are suddenly gone, it can leave a void in your life.  You have spent so much time focusing on them and now you are left with … Continue reading

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Losing a Loved One: Dealing with Grief

Death is a natural part of living that everyone faces at some point in their lives.  As we get older, it comes more often.  For seniors, they may face it on a regular basis as they lose friends their age … Continue reading

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Communicating with Loved Ones When They Can No Longer Talk

Several diseases can cause your loved one to lose the ability to communicate through speech.  This is a tragic and difficult event for both the senior and their family members.  However, you can learn new ways to communicate and show … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Seniors are quite adept at learning about new technology and many of them have their own computers and cell phones today. This allows them to interact more efficiently with their loved ones using the social media that is prevalent in … Continue reading

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How to Deal with Hoarding in Seniors

Many people like to collect things, from trinkets to photos and other mementos.  However, when collecting becomes hoarding it can be dangerous and hazardous to a senior’s health.  While hoarders are a tiny portion of the population, many of those … Continue reading

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Causes of memory loss that aren’t Alzheimer’s

When your senior family member begins to get forgetful, your first thought may be of Alzheimer’s.  While this does affect many older people, it is not the only cause of memory loss.  Before you assume that it is the cause, … Continue reading

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