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  • Dementia Warning Signs: Could You Miss Them?
    Senior Care & Aging

    As you gather with loved ones during the holidays, pay close attention to clues that they might be needing more help in their day-to-day lives or even living with a progressive illness such as Alzheimer’s disease. Just a few months ago, TV show host Dr. Oz ...

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  • Keeping Seniors Secure When Scammers Call
    Senior Care & Aging

    It might seem counter-intuitive: you invite a stranger into your home to keep you secure and safe from other strangers. The first time a professional caregiver comes to the home, they are a stranger to the person who needs in-home care and their family. ...

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  • Caregiver Survival Tips for the Holidays
    Senior Care & Aging

    I have been taking care of one parent or the other for many years now. I find the holidays stressful in and of themselves. But as a caregiver, the holiday season can seem particularly difficult. Navigating the holidays puts more work on an already ...

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  • Caregiving Around the Clock
    Senior Care & Aging

    November is National Family Caregiver Month and the theme this year is, “Caregiving Around the Clock.” What it means is that family caregivers often forget to care for themselves as they take on more and more responsibilities for another person who needs ...

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  • 5 Fabulous Interactive Experiences for People Living with Dementia
    Coping and Caregiving

    A person living with dementia may experience changes in their ability to participate in daily activities and concerns for their safety can also contribute to limitations in their lives. Yet despite changes in memory, problem-solving and other thinking ...

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  • Defining Elder Abuse
    Senior Care & Aging

    There are many types of elder abuse and one of the most prevalent categories is neglect. When it comes to people who are vulnerable due to age or illness, there are unfortunately ways in which harm can come to them, including oversight of needs. There is ...

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  • The Security of Background Checks
    In-Home Safety

    There are all kinds of caregivers out there—family members, friends, neighbors, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), those who have taken courses for specific types of care—and they all have one thing in common: you want to be able to trust them. People ...

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  • The Happiness of Strangers
    Senior Care & Aging

    Yes, strangers can bring you joy. Caregiving can typically start with a stranger. In the best-case scenario, this person can become a dear friend or akin to extended family. Now research studies are showing that even brief interactions with strangers can ...

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  • Busted! Caregiving Myths
    Senior Care & Aging

    You might think you know what caregiving is, how much it costs, and what it entails. Check out this list of common misperceptions—or myths—to see if you need to learn more about caregiving. It’s a total bummer . Not all caregiving is created equal and each ...

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