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  • Decrease Your Alzheimer’s Disease Risk
    Senior Care & Aging

    New studies show that adopting a healthy lifestyle might reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, according the Alzheimer’s Association. In a press release, Maria C. Carillo, PhD, and Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer, said, “While ...

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  • Care Transitions
    Senior Care & Aging

    When it comes to long-term care, people often use more than one solution over time. As people switch from one type of care to another, there is a transition period. The American Society on Aging describes care transitions as, “…the movement of patients ...

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  • Staying Calm in Crisis
    Senior Care & Aging

    By Lisa J. Shultz For many people, caregiving begins after a crisis. Maybe a loved one fell or became ill or is suddenly alone, and requires assistance that no one has time to give. Here’s what I’ve learned: there will be surprises, but with some advance ...

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  • Is There a Caregiver Shortage?
    Senior Care & Aging

    You may have heard about it in the news: the number of people aging who will need some type of support is growing faster than the number of people who will be available to care for them. However, there is a new study that finds there might be good news ...

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  • 5 Tips for Connecting with Your Caregiver
    Senior Care & Aging

    While many people fully embrace the chance to receive professional in-home care, some feel a little uneasy with the concept. Even when a caregiver is trained and has years of experience, meeting someone new who will spend time in your home, can feel a ...

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  • Caregiving Gratitude from Family Caregivers
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    When you’re in the day-to-day of caregiving, it can be difficult to find moments of gratitude. Below are three family caregivers sharing their insights and experiences as caregivers, as well as their learned life lessons: Barry J Jacobs is clinical ...

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  • Caregiving and Simple Pleasures
    Senior Care & Aging

    There’s something about summertime and the longer days and warmer temperatures that lead to thinking of life’s simple pleasure. A simple pleasure is just that: something done routinely, not extravagantly, that brings an individual peace and happiness. ...

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  • He Said, She Said: Gender Differences in Caregiving
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    By Brenda Avadian, MA, The Caregiver’s Voice Not everyone has the same approach to caregiving. The differences are notable between men and women, sons and daughters, husbands and wives. Are these differences as simple as the old adage that men don’t ask ...

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  • Are You Ready to Age in Place?
    Senior Care & Aging

    What does it mean to “age in place?” The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as, “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability ...

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