Senior man sitting on sofa
17 Jan

It’s Not Denial: Dementia’s Anosognosia Explained

“I don’t have dementia. There’s nothing wrong with me!” If perhaps you’ve ever heard a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly voice this or perhaps a very similar sentiment, it’s possible you have supposed the person was just in denial and unwilling to come to grips with a tough diagnosis. The stark reality is, […]

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Discussing an Elderly Parent's Ability to Drive a Car
10 Jan

Giving up Driving: It May Be Bad for a Senior’s Health

It is among the more difficult decisions we face in older years, and an exceptionally sensitive matter for adult children to broach with their elderly parents: giving up driving. Driving a vehicle, while delivering an intrinsic feeling of freedom and independence, can become tremendously dangerous due to a variety of conditions linked to aging. And […]

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21 Mar

Could Senior Malnutrition Be an Issue for Your Loved Ones?

In the midst of our busy day-to-day lives, how many times do we grab a cup of coffee and a donut on our rush to work, stopping for fast food on the way home to avoid the extra task of having to cook? Younger adults with a high metabolism, optimum muscle strength, and fewer chronic […]

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14 Mar

Caring for a Parent at Home? Heaven at Home Senior Care Has Expert Advice.

Now that Mom’s given up the car keys and is beginning to move around a bit more slowly, the decision has been made to divvy up her care needs between yourself and your siblings. Someone needs to take her to the grocery store, doctor’s office, and beauty shop. Someone else needs to take care of […]

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07 Mar

Dementia Care Tips That Every Family Caregiver Needs to Know

If only providing care for a loved one with dementia came with a handbook, rather than the trial-and-error-and-trial-again method so many of us are faced with. The different periods of the disease that must be worked through make it all the more challenging; as soon as we begin to feel fairly adept at handling one […]

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14 Feb

True or False? Reducing Saturated Fat Helps Creates Healthy Meals for Seniors.

It’s hard to make healthy meals for seniors, or anyone of any age, when recommendations seem to change from one week to the next. We’d been informed that saturated fats that are found in foods such as red meat, butter and fried food were bad for our health, but later research advised there wasn’t enough […]

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10 Feb

Are Your Elderly Parents a Victim of Senior Abuse?…And You’re The Bully?

Everywhere you look these days, campaigns against bullying are popping up. We’re now a zero tolerance society when it comes to bullying, and a rough and tough ten-year-old can no longer get away with teasing and tormenting his classmates. But is it reasonable to consider that there could be another, less noticeable type of “senior […]

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07 Feb

News in Alzheimer’s Research: The Link Between Light Therapy and Alzheimer’s

Research scientists are shedding new light on strategies to potentially impact Alzheimer’s disease: light therapy. The effects of light are only just beginning to be tapped, and already are displaying some interesting and promising results in the field of Alzheimer’s research. For example, MIT research scientists are experimenting with a form of flickering light therapy, […]

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24 Jan

What Questions Should Family Caregivers Ask After a Senior Loved One’s Heart Attack?

If you’re a family caregiver of someone with heart disease, there’s a chance that at some point someone you love may experience a heart attack. How will this change your lives? What information will you need to know? How can you help? The many questions of how your everyday lives will be changed can be […]

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17 Jan

Ageism: Are Endearing Terms Nurturing or Belittling to Older People?

Sweetie, dear, honey, young lady – terms of endearment such as these may be appreciated when uttered by our spouse or when directed to our very young children, but how do senior citizens react to them? In short, most older people are utterly offended by this type of ageism. And despite the fact that health […]

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