Category: Senior Independence

Senior man eating vegetables on patio
21 Mar

How Brain Healthy Foods Can Boost Cognitive Functioning

The remarkable research of a recent AARP study is in: those that maintain a healthy diet plan are twice as likely to consider their mental acuity to be very good or excellent compared to people who rarely eat well. In particular, a meal plan rich in brain healthy foods such as fish, fruits and vegetables […]

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Beautiful Woman
08 Mar

Experiencing Caregiver Stress? Try These Tips to Brighten Your Outlook.

“It’s just been one of those days,” we sometimes mourn, shrugging our shoulders gloomily. Let’s be honest, sometimes things happen that are entirely out of your control, plus some days all of them seemingly happen at precisely the same time – making us wish we had made the decision to simply stay in bed! Nevertheless, […]

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Mature women talking
25 Jan

Denton Home Care Tips: How to Share Caregiving Without Family Division

Do you recall how challenging it could be as a child to learn the concept of sharing with your siblings? Despite the fact that the importance of thinking about others’ feelings, and of being fair, was impressed upon us early on, it can still be a difficult task to reduce sibling squabbles about difficult choices […]

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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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16 Mar

Can You Tell if Your Loved One Is Losing His Vision?

Talking about health issues is hard for some seniors – they may think of their health issues as private, or they may fear that if they admit to having problems, they’ll lose their cherished independence. The same is true for vision loss. A loved one who is having difficulty seeing may do his best to […]

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16 Jul

Is Your Community Ideal for Older Adults?

Life unfortunately can get harder as we age—it’s harder to navigate your way through town, to get to the grocery store if it’s a distance away, and to stay social. Fortunately, some forward-thinking communities around the country are making innovative, senior-friendly ideas a part of the community plan. We hope the trend catches on, and […]

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17 Jun

Encouraging Parents to Accept a Helping Hand

There may come a time when adult children have to step up and take on a part of the parental role for their parents. To make the transition a smooth one and to help senior parents accept a helping hand, follow these four tips: Rule out cognitive function issues first. As people age, it’s common […]

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11 May

Driving Home the Need to Give Up the Keys

One of the hallmarks of independence is driving – the ability to go wherever, whenever we choose. Of all the losses of independence experienced through aging, being no longer able to drive can be one of the most devastating. However, for everyone’s safety, it’s crucial to keep a close eye on the driving ability of your […]

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16 Feb

Tech-savvy Seniors Experience More Independence at Home

Technology isn’t just for your grandkids. Tech usage among older adults is growing rapidly, and there are now more options than ever for easy-to-use devices and tools to enhance safety and promote independence at home. The following are some devices to consider to help your loved one stay safe at home: Personal Emergency Response Systems […]

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