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Preventing Delirium after surgery

Delirium is a sudden change in mental function that can cause an older person to behave differently. Some can become aggressive and agitated, others can become sleepy and inactive. Some can experience a combination of both. A person experiencing delirium […]

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Exercises for Seniors

Balance exercises can help prevent falls as we age. Poor balance can be the result of medications, fatigue, or simply the body aging.  It is important to safety and independence that balance exercises are a part of every aging person’s […]

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How do men deal with loss?

Men and women deal with loss in their own way. Women tend to show everything they feel and are not afraid to shed a tear. Men tend to hide their feelings and are hesitant to express raw emotions.  Men are […]

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Seniors without Family Nearby

 ELDER ORPHANS   Over the years there has been a growing concern for elders from the baby boom generation becoming an elder orphan. A recent article from CNN claims that about 22% of Americans 65 and older are at the […]

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What Seniors Should Know About a Continuing Care Retirement Community

Many seniors like the idea of a community that offers all levels of senior care, ranging from independent living to a nursing home. Aging in place, as this type of care is often referred to as, brings peace of mind […]

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Helping a Senior Loved One Successfully Transition to Assisted Living

When a parent or other senior loved one is preparing to move to an assisted living community, they will likely feel a little anxious and uncertain. Giving up their home and moving to a new one later in life isn’t […]

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Talking with an Aging Parent About Home Care Services

If you are an adult child struggling to assist an aging parent with the activities of daily life, it might be time to consider professional in-home care. Professional in-home care is one of the best ways for helping seniors safely […]

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Financial Fitness for Seniors in Missouri and Illinois

Planning for late life care isn’t something most people want to think about, but it is an important part of successful aging. It is your way of expressing your wishes for how you want to live the remainder of your […]

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The Impact of Isolation on Seniors in Missouri and Illinois

For many years experts have cited isolation as a cause of depression among older adults. In recent years, however, isolation has been linked to everything from earlier mortality to both obesity and malnutrition. If you are an adult child of […]

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Obstacles to Long-Distance Caregiving

When an aging parent lives in one state and you live in another, caregiving can be even more challenging than usual. Not being able to see for yourself how your senior loved one is doing makes it more difficult to […]

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