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Should we get Grandma a dog?

Pets can be difficult to take care of at times, but they also provide beneficial relationships for many seniors and disabled persons. The following are some examples: 1. Companionship. Having pet can help prevent a senior from feeling lonely and […]

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What do I need to retire? What should I do in preparation for retirement?

As people age, they typically start looking at retirement with a degree of caution in their eyes. So how do you save enough money for retirement in style? The following tips may help you: 1. Budget carefully. Once you retire […]

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Is it Elder Abuse?

Every year in the US more than half a million reports of elder abuse reach authorities and a million more go unreported. Abuse of the elderly can happen anywhere from their own homes, to relative’s homes, to healthcare facilities. There […]

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Caregiver Stress and Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and it is a growing concern worldwide. In the United States, there are more than 5 million with Alzheimer’s and it is also the 6th leading cause of death in the US. One in […]

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How do I manage alzheimer’s and dementia symptoms and behaviors?

There are two common types of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and dementias. The first is cognitive, which has to do with mental functioning. The common symptoms in the cognitive category are the following: • Repetition of thoughts/sayings • Delusions or […]

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Coffee: warding off mild cognitive impairment?

A recent study shows that drinking one to two cups of coffee a day can help reduce the rate of developing mild cognitive impairment. This study was done on 1,445 individuals ages 65-84. In this study, researchers found that people […]

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Hiring your own Help

Are you thinking of hiring your own help for an elder who lives alone? Here are a few things to know before you hire: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE HIRING SELF-EMPLOYED HELP 1. Background Checks. Make sure you do a background […]

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Long term Care Insurance

What is long-term care insurance? Long-term care insurance is a type of insurance that covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. It is designed to cover long-term services and supports, including personal and custodial care in […]

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Is it Depression or Dementia–knowing the difference

Dementia and depression are common in some older adults and the elderly. The two diagnosis share many similar symptoms such as thought and processing delays, excessive sleeping, and lack of motivation and poor personal hygiene. This can make it difficult […]

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Seniors and Independence

Most seniors would love to be independent as long as they can.  Below are four ways that family and friends can help encourage seniors and independence as much as possible. The old rule is in force here: use it or […]

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