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Be the Best Family Caregiver for Someone with a New Diagnosis

It may have been suspected or perhaps broadsided you out of nowhere. Mom has just received the official diagnosis for a progressive disease that is going to make independent life difficult. While there are numerous unknowns, one thing is for sure: she is adamant about remaining at home – meaning you will have some decisions to make about how to provide for the care she’ll need. Welcome to the world [...]

By |November 4th, 2021|Categories: Family Caregivers, Senior Health|Tags: |

Living Longer with Purpose – The Connection Between the Two

What inspires you to get up out of bed every day? The answer is different for every one of us, of course, however, there is one commonality: it may help you with living a longer life. Research is showing us that having a sense of purpose is an integral factor in longevity, something shown in Japan – the country with the highest life expectancy on earth. Remarkably, there is no [...]

By |October 26th, 2021|Categories: Aging at Home, Family Caregivers, Quality of Life, Senior Health, Senior Issues|Tags: |

Learn the Facts Behind Common Hospice Myths

If you knew that a much better quality of life could be achieved for a loved one, you wouldn’t hesitate to explore that option. Yet one of the most beneficial types of care – hospice care – is one that family members shy away from, because of a number of hospice myths.  Hospice is meant to assist someone with a life-limiting illness to find respite from pain and other difficult [...]

Alzheimer’s and Sleep Problems: How to Help

If it feels like a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s and sleep problems has totally rewritten the rules on how and when to sleep, you are not dreaming. For reasons that are not yet completely understood, many people with dementia experience changes to their circadian rhythm, leading to drowsy days and sleepless nights.  The advancement of the disease is one contributing factor. Damage to brain cells causes increased weakness, making [...]

Learn the Benefits of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Learn how to choose the best flu vaccine for seniors. While COVID-19 still dominates our overall health concerns, it’s important to remember that other illnesses can be just as problematic, particularly for seniors. Flu season is here, and it is time to make sure the older adults you love are protected. There are several different flu vaccines available, but the following are the most frequently recommended flu vaccines for seniors: High-dose [...]

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