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Safe Driving for Seniors

Safe Driving for Seniors

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There is one thing about getting older that cannot be argued:  As we age, our driving abilities change. They may be compromised due to factors including slowing motor functions, hearing impairment, vision issues, and/or medications that can influence driving capabilities….

You Make Me Feel So Young…

You Make Me Feel So Young…

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Experts agree that efforts to stay young begin in the mind. Not being stressed about each new gray hair or wrinkle goes a long way toward a youthful outlook. Be active. Enjoy each day and the new adventures that may….

Dealing with Elderly Parents in Denial

Dealing with Elderly Parents in Denial

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How to provide care to someone who doesn’t think they need it. There may come a time when we notice our parents having difficulties with everyday activities, such as dressing or cooking, doing laundry or other housekeeping chores. Bills may….

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

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Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….

Adult Day Care: Benefits to Seniors & Caregivers

Adult Day Care: Benefits to Seniors & Caregivers

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Adult Day Care programs have been a proven benefit … and blessing … to seniors and caregivers alike. For seniors who are living at home, adult day care programs provide meaningful social interaction. Even when there is a caregiver present,….

Home Care for Seniors from the VNA

Home Care for Seniors from the VNA

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The Visiting Nurses Association has been a boon to seniors who wish to remain living in their own home as long as possible while addressing the healthcare issues which impact their physical or cognitive abilities. Most people would rather receive….

Dementia Behavior Management: 6 Caregiver Challenges & Suggestions

Dementia Behavior Management: 6 Caregiver Challenges & Suggestions

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Difficult dementia behaviors can range from angry outbursts to physical manifestations. Dealing with them is one of the most stressful caregiver duties. When providing care for a loved one with dementia, there are many challenges you face as a caregiver…..

Senior Health: Flu Prevention

Senior Health: Flu Prevention

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Older adults and people with health problems or weakened immune systems can be especially vulnerable to contracting and experiencing complications from the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting the flu shot every year is….

What to do When Caring for an Older Adult Becomes Too Difficult

What to do When Caring for an Older Adult Becomes Too Difficult

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Caregiving for an older adult, especially a parent, is hard. It is perhaps one of the most emotionally challenging experiences many face. If you happen to be a member of the “sandwich” generation, which is simultaneously caring for children and….

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