Category Archives: Health

Early Onset Dementia Author Joy Loverde Wants You to Get Involved

 Husbands, Wives. Sons. Daughters. Parents. These are the people under the age of 65 who have received a diagnosis of dementia.  Young Onset Dementia, Working Age Dementia, Early Onset Dementia – call it what you will. It is a frightening, confusing diagnosis. After all, most are employed. Many have mortgages and younger families. They are…
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Staying Happy When You’re Homebound

Being homebound is a challenge that many of the elderly face. The loss of mobility, independence, and social activity often leads to feelings of loneliness and boredom, which can give way to depression. Don’t let the world slip away from your bedridden or homebound friend. By coupling age-old activities with new technology-based innovations, the homebound…
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Senior Living and Gardening As You Age

For those with a passion for gardening, the thought of retiring from their favorite pastime is unthinkable. Sadly, the results of aging often cause the elderly to consider abandoning their favorite outdoor activity. If you have a friend who is considering hanging up their garden spade because of age-related problems, don’t let them. Gardening innovations…
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Helping Your Aging Loved One Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

Caring for an elderly friend or relative usually means being especially vigilant about health-related concerns. Yearly checkups, flu shots, and proper nutrition are usually our prime concerns. Surprisingly, there are four simple, but extremely important aspects to eldercare that many overlook. Seniors and Dental Visits Many who care for aging parents are shocked to find…
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What Joy Loverde Wants You to Know About Going Back to School

If you live and work near Denver and Boulder, Colorado you are one of the lucky ones. Have you heard about Active Minds™? Since 2002, a few educators began reading poetry in a church basement; soon after their agenda included educational courses focusing on contemporary global issues, historical themes, music appreciation, great decisions and foreign…
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Communicating With Aging Loved Ones and Keeping in Touch

Keeping in touch with friends and loved ones makes life so much sweeter. As our  friends and family members age, it often becomes difficult for them to stay in touch. It may no longer be possible to hop in the car and meet friends for lunch or fly long distances to visit children or grandchildren.…
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Help Your Elderly Parent Age in Place

By Gail McGonigle Safety and independence in daily activities are factors we often worry most about when we see our parents decline, yet refuse to move out of the comfort and security of their own home. Too often, at this point families step in and insist on moving their loved one to a care facility…
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