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Self-Defense for Seniors

Self-defense is a crucial self-skill for anyone of any age to learn and is especially useful for senior citizens. Unfortunately, seniors are targets for attacks due to the perception that they are more vulnerable to attacks. It is true that as people age, they lose muscle mass and become more vulnerable, so it is important to develop healthy habits that combat potential criminals. To begin, we will learn how to try and avoid becoming a target, then learn the physical training to protect ourselves. There are a variety of options...

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Adaptive Auto Devices for Elderly Drivers

Driving represents freedom for many drivers, especially for senior citizens. As seniors age, they may be trying to maintain their independence, and driving can be a great symbol of that freedom. For a senior struggling with their independence, driving may boost their confidence. However, driving can also become more difficult with age, so it is valuable to research adaptive auto devices that support your elderly loved one. There are a variety of adaptive devices that address the most common issues that elderly drivers experience. Here are some examples of adaptive...

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Safe Driving Tips for Elderly Drivers

Driving is a cornerstone of independence for many people, but it also can be dangerous to manage, especially for elderly drivers. However, there are strategies to implement in order to maintain an effective driver technique, and for those who are finding it difficult to drive, being proactive and working on your driving skills will help you build your confidence and your skills. Driving requires more than just a working knowledge of the laws and regulations of the road; you will need to take your physical reactions into accounts - such...

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Eldercare Tips: How to Choose the Right Stairlift

Looking at eldercare means looking at accessibility, compassion and independence. Most elderly people who are 65 and older wish to live independently in their home for as long as they care. This means that eldercare needs to look at how to empower seniors and maintain their independence. Increasing safety in the home can minimize the dangers of falling. Unfortunately, 1 in every 4 seniors will fall each year and after that first fall, the chances double for that person to fall again. Navigating up and down stairs can be increasingly...

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COVID-19 Scams Targeting the Elderly

As COVID-19 has changed the layout of our society and increased our dependence on being physically distanced, the scammers have taken advantage of this to profit off of people’s vulnerability in reaction to the pandemic. We have adjusted our habits to keep ourselves and our community safe through the use of online and over-the-phone communication to prioritize the stay home order. However, due to the increased habit of doing appointments and important banking over the phone or online, scammers have been able to strategize and take advantage of people, especially...

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Dementia Care: Safe Gardening Tips

As winter gives way to spring, and the earth loses its permafrost, gardeners find their way to their yards to cultivate their land. Gardening can be a practical way to connect with nature and build a relationship with the land. Spending time outdoors can be a great way to improve morale through the improvement of strength and stamina, and the reduction of stress. However, for people with dementia, it can also present unique safety hazards, so you should ensure you are taking the proper precautions before introducing them to the...

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Online Shopping Safety Tips for Seniors

Online shopping has been growing in popularity over the past few years, however, with the increased lockdown procedures of COVID-19 online shopping has become more popular than ever. People are spending more time shopping online to stay safe rather than doing it in-store. This is a great way to physically distance and stay safe from catching the coronavirus but there are disadvantages to predominantly shopping online. One is that there are cybercriminals who would take advantage of online shoppers through a variety of different schemes. All people, especially seniors who...

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Christmas: Holiday Safety Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

Christmas time is a time for celebration, family and joy. But, if you have an aging senior in your family then you may need to be a bit extra cautious during this holiday season. For seniors there are several dangers that can be found in the decorations and on the day of your family get together. A number of holiday safety issues should be considered whether your loved one lives alone or with a caregiver. While the holiday season should be a time for celebration, it should also be a...

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Tips on How to Get an Elderly Parent to Bathe or Shower

As people age, they often begin to become reluctant about bathing for many reasons. Some elderly people fear falling in the shower due to poor balance, some are very modest and do not want to have help, some feel discomfort with extreme temperature changes, and some elderly people may even have pain whenever they change positions often. Bathing can be taxing, and if your elderly parent has begun to refuse to bathe for any of the above reasons, or for reasons of their own, then you may be growing a...

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Taking a Cruise with an Elderly Loved One

Every year, millions of people get on a cruise ship and float through the ocean to a fun-filled vacation in tropical paradise. Cruises are becoming more and more popular as the weather warms up and people are keen on taking vacations once again. As the ice from winter thaws, and summer vacation is right around the corner, many families are gearing up to take a vacation. If your family is included in this bunch, and you are thinking of taking your elderly relatives, then you may need to do a...

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