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Medical Alert Systems Reviewed

By Sandy Joyce For seniors and those with certain disabilities, remaining independent is more important than most of us understand. Many seniors wish to remain in their homes despite risks, such as falls or other emergencies. In order to feel safe and put caregivers and family members at ease, many seniors and people with disabilities…
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What You Need to Know About Strokes

Picture the situation: You’re enjoying a pleasurable, relaxing evening with friends or family, merrily chatting to them about all kinds of interesting topics, when one of them suddenly disengages from the conversation, begins to lose their balance and slumps to the floor. It’s a frightening scenario and not one you’ll ever want to witness. The…
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Mealtime, Loneliness, and Thoughts to Chew On

by Joy Loverde Picturing myself on any given evening, sitting at a restaurant table alone surrounded by diners who are engrossed with each other and their meals instantly surfaces deep sadness and thoughts of being forgotten. On the other hand I have friends who love to eat alone. Go to movies alone. Do almost everything…
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Joy Loverde’s 2015 Year in Review

Below is a compilation of posts Joy Loverde’s 2015 year in review from the  EldercareABCBlog. If you missed them the first time, be sure to go back and catch up via her wisdom and great outlook on life and excellent caregiving support. Joy started the year out with a post about risk taking. It’s 2015.…
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4 Ways Seniors Can Stay Young

by Ron Burg Retaining youthful exuberance can be quite a steep task for many aging adults. Physical and mental exhaustion both contribute to seniors losing the vibrancy and effervescence that they used to put on display during their younger days. Just because the odds are stacked against them does not mean that aging adults have…
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The World of the Caregiver

The following infographic includes a series of statistics about caregiving in the USA and outlines who is most likely to need care, the characteristics a caregiver should have, the tasks they normally carry out and the challenges that can arise from caregiving. Thanks to Home Healthcare Adaptations — www.home-healthcare-adaptations.ie  for sharing it with us.
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Review of Medical Alert Devices

According to the AARP, nearly 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age. Medical alert devices can help seniors remain independent, but talking to your elderly relative about wearing a medical alert device can be a difficult conversation. To help make it easier, ConsumerAffairs went through thousands of reviews to…
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Grandparents with Dementia: Take Charge

By Joy Loverde Day One the test results are back and confirm that you have Alzheimer’s disease. What are your plans for Day Two? Stay in bed, pull the covers over the eyes and cry like there’s no tomorrow? Yet, there is a tomorrow. And many tomorrows after that. If you do not take charge…
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Creativity, Eldercare, and Caregiving: Are they related?

by Joy Loverde What I wish I knew about caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. If you’re a caregiver, you’ve also learned a thing or two. Imagine you could go back in time and give your younger caregiver self a bit of advice on the caregiving and eldercare process.…
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Motivated Caregiving

By Ruth Folger Weiss Staying Motivated as a Caregiver Those who choose to go into a career of care giving are truly selfless. Caregivers are filled with compassion and put so many others needs before their own. As a caregiver, it might seem like you have no time for yourself at times, or you may…
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