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Pets and Seniors: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

When someone begins to age, many aspects of their lives are changed completely. The physical and cognitive declines associated with aging makes life, as many know it, much harder to live as we once did. But there are things that we can do for ourselves or the seniors in our lives that can really improve their quality of life, and even improve their health. Take, for example, getting a dog or a cat for the senior in your life. It is important that only seniors who are capable of managing...

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Nutritional Risks: Warning Signs of Poor Senior Nutrition

When caring for an aging parent or loved one, there are some things that we need to look for to make sure that they are getting the care they need, and that we notice the signs that something might not be quite right. As our loved ones age, certain things can become more difficult, such as cooking and shopping. Malnutrition is a really big problem for seniors and can cause a variety of health problems or forms of physical deterioration. It is important that you keep an eye out for...

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Why Seniors Should Choose Care in Their Own Home

The realization that you or a loved one is aging and can no longer care for themselves without assistance is hard to handle. For family members of seniors, the idea that those who raised us and shaped who we are as adults can no longer manage on their own is heartbreaking. To the seniors themselves, it can feel demeaning, as they have been in control of their own lives for so long. Homecare provides a happy medium for those who are in need of additional assistance, but do not want...

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Long Distance Parent Care – Tips to Help Make it Work

Today, many of us are spread far and wide from our families. After we leave our parents homes, many of us find ourselves flung to the corners of the country, if not the corners of the globe. This distance makes normal family relations difficult enough, but what about when our parents begin to age? Having an aging parent that lives near you can be difficult enough, but when we live great distances from our parents, making sure they have the care they need as they age is even more difficult....

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Helping Seniors Get Connected Through Technology

One of the biggest challenges that seniors face today is a huge technology gap. For those of us who have grown up with the huge bevy of different technologies, it can still be difficult to keep up, but for seniors, it can be even harder as they have to learn from scratch. Many do not even know how to turn on a computer, let alone know how to send a message to their grandchild on Facebook. But the internet and other technologies hold a lot of potential to improve the...

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Stages of Alzheimer’s and What to Expect

Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder that affects many aging people across the world. It is a slow, and hard to detect disease until the signs of the disease are visibly present. It can take a toll on the senior’s life, and is especially hard for the family and the caregivers as the disease progresses. Most of us think of Alzheimer's as a memory loss disease, but it is much more than that. It follows roughly seven basic steps and while definitely rooted in memory issues, it affects all elements...

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Home Safety Modifications for Seniors

As our parents age, it can be difficult to watch the changes that they go through that threaten their independence. While many of us are too busy to move in with our parents and care for them in their golden years, most of us also do not want to ship our loved ones off to a nursing home. It has been shown that most seniors are happier if allowed to live out their years in their own homes. However, there are many things that become more difficult as we age,...

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Ways to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Homecare Services

It can be difficult to watch our parents age. They raised us and turned us into the people that we are today and to see them struggling with daily, basic activities can be a hard pill to swallow. It is an unfortunate reality that we all must face: the process of aging. And it even happens to our parents. When we begin to notice signs of cognitive or physical decline, it can be easy to reason those signs away or even ignore them. Imagining having a conversation with your own...

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Hobby Ideas for Seniors

As caregivers, the job goes beyond just caring for the health and basic needs of seniors. One needs to connect with the senior and to assist them in engaging in activities that will help improve their quality of life and better allow them to enjoy their later years. Depending on how mobile the senior is; there are a number of different activities that seniors can take part in, inside and outside of the home, that will allow them to express their creativity, get social interaction, and enjoy the world around...

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Brain and Memory Exercises for Seniors

When it comes to brain power, that old saying “use it or lose it” seems to apply. As we age, changes occur in our brains that make us more susceptible to memory loss and degeneration. Efforts to keep the cognitive functioning of seniors at a high level will reduce loss of memory, and even improve brain functioning and recall. Home care providers can really improve the quality of their clients’ lives by engaging them in brain and memory exercises, and they are often fun too! Just like muscles in the...

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