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  • Before After Surgery Care
    Senior Care & Aging

    When you plan for assistance after a surgery for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to think about things before the surgery takes place when possible. There is an increased risk for falls in the home as well as other dangers such as mismanaged ...

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  • Telehealth and Home Care
    Addressing Isolation & Loneliness

    The introduction of a global pandemic brought about a drastic change in how medical care not only can be offered, but how its delivery is sometimes preferred. As people hunkered down to avoid catching or spreading the novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19), ...

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  • Alzheimer's Disease and Race
    Dementia

    Not everyone has the same prevalence for dementia, and research shows that African Americans have a significantly higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive ...

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  • Caregiving Today: New AARP Report
    Senior Care & Aging

    AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving have partnered again to create, “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report. It’s interesting to take a look at the numbers and see if you might be able to relate, or to give insight into the trends that you—as a ...

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  • A Return to Old Hobbies
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    As lives were altered in the spring of 2020 as a result of the global pandemic, people turned to…baking bread. Yes, and this wasn’t the only pastime to make a resurgence during more time spent at home instead of socializing, dining out, traveling, or ...

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  • Pet Safety Guide: Caring for Pets in Your Golden Years
    Senior Care & Aging

    Having a pet can bring immeasurable joy to the life of an individual or a family. However, that happiness can be lessened if the pet owner is not aware of all appropriate safety considerations. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 49% of American ...

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  • Is That Grief You're Feeling?
    Senior Care & Aging

    When someone says, “grief” the first thought might be that someone has died. Yet experts tell us that grief can happen for all kinds of loss and this past spring has led to a lot of change in everyone’s life and therefore loss for people across the globe. ...

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  • Need a Little Inspiration?
    Coping and Caregiving

    Social media can be a place to share information, to promote an idea or a business, to connect with old friends and find support from new ones. We are regularly creating bits of inspiration for caregivers and their families, imagining a knowing smile or ...

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  • Meaningful v. Meaningless Activity
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    We often talk of “meaningful” engagement or “meaningful” activity as if there is just one type of meaning. The truth is that what is meaningful to one person may not be so to another when they need assistance with their daily activities. Let’s take a look ...

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