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October 25th, 2019 How Does Caregiving Change as Your Senior’s Needs Change?

Your senior’s needs are going to change and that means that caregiving and how you approach caregiving are also going to change. It’s important that you’re as prepared as possible to cope with those changes, but that means...

October 18th, 2019 New Reports Say Owning a Dog Can Lengthen Life

Looking for a way to keep your older family member on this earth longer? Recent reports published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes say that owning a dog might be the way to do it. Research Supports Getting a Dog...

October 9th, 2019 10 Tips to Ease Symptoms of Sundowners Syndrome

Sudden changes in behavior in seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, regularly occurring between the afternoon and evening hours, is referred to as sundown syndrome, or sundowner’s. While the exact cause for sundown...

October 4th, 2019 What Documents Are Essential When It Comes to Home Care?

Discussions are underway to arrange home care for your parents. As your family starts to research and make arrangements, there is one thing you may not be thinking about. You need to think about the paperwork that will be helpful to your family...

September 27th, 2019 Warning Signs That Your Parents Need Your Help

Many seniors won’t ask for help when they need it. They believe they have worked hard all their lives and asking for help might be a burden to others. When it comes to your parents, you should make sure you keep an eye out for warning signs...

September 20th, 2019 Is It Possible to Care For Your Dad From Afar?

Around 75 percent of unpaid caregivers live within 20 minutes of the person they help. Around 13 percent live within 20 to 60 minutes away. You fall well out of those averages. You live on the other side of the nation. Is it even possible to...

September 13th, 2019 What is the Difference Between Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's?

Your mom's behavior has been extremely concerning. She's suddenly calling you three times a day saying she hasn't spoken to you in weeks. She leaves work and forgets to lock the office door and set the security alarm. This is unlike...

September 6th, 2019 Tips for Helping Your Aging Parents without Taking Over Everything

When your parents start getting older and need extra help, it can be tough to know what to take control of for them and what to let them keep doing. They may have forgotten to balance their checkbook and overdraft their bank account. This may be...

August 30th, 2019 Five Subtle Signs Your Senior Needs More Help 

Your senior’s circumstances can change a lot more quickly than you realize. Some of these subtle indicators could clue you in that changes are happening.Mail Is Piling Up Everybody has those days when mail sits around for a bit, but if your...

August 23rd, 2019 4 Ways to Prevent Heart Disease and Dementia

Research shows that many of the things that your aging relative can do to prevent the development of heart disease will also reduce the risk for dementia. In fact, researchers from France recently took a look at the guidelines for heart health set...

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