Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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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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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Senior-Friendly Technology for Caregivers

By Spencer Blohm A proliferation of new smart technology devices aimed at improving health care for the elderly while reducing the strain and anxiety for their caregivers is rapidly materializing. These gadgets’ capabilities include monitoring elderly patients’ vital signs and behavior, medicine management, and alerting caregivers to unusual situations as well as directly increasing patient security…
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Hospice: I had no idea

by Joy Loverde Like many Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious Joyrate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People are gone with no warning. This week, three friends whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly.…
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Alzheimer’s Culture Change: Coming to a city near you

 by Joy Loverde Nothing changes the game of life faster than the onset of dementia. Upon diagnosis, family caregivers regroup and redirect long-term care plans. Others may worry about passing on the Alzheimer’s gene to next of kin. Sadly, others start treating people differently and in many cases choose to no longer associate with them…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent: The End (Part 19)

By Joy Loverde If you’ve been tracking my blog series on the topic of moving a reluctant parent (Parts 1-18), you know that the mission is accomplished. My last blog recaps the insanity of dealing with my Aunt and her reluctance to move. Every step of the way was an eldercare crisis in the making.…
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The Aging Debate Across America

by Carol Marak Eight of our nation’s leading aging-focused organizations have come together to build a better understanding of older adults needs and their contributions to society. They hope to provide the general public with a current perspective of what the aging population needs and to improve the lives of all people as they age.…
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