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Elder Care: Prioritize Help

by: Marion Somers Caregiving can often feel like a lot to take on, but it is important to prioritize help. The first thing you must do is figure out exactly what kind of help you need. Often, your elder's needs (as well as your own) can be met by tapping into your network of family…
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The Senior Life – Keeping Your Elderly Friends Motivated!

by: Charles Tetsal Motivation is very important in everyone's lives and as kids and younger adults we have lots of things that help keep us motivated. Children play all day and go to school and as adults we work, take care of the kids and the house and many other activities. But eventually we start…
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Day Centres Are Important for the Elderly

by: Nancy Lavender Day Centres play an essential part in the lives of aging adults. The main advantages of attending a Day Centre are... Allows Seniors to become and remain social. Provides group activities such as craft and games. Prevents depression often triggered by isolation and boredom. Allows sharing of problems with trained staff. Sharing…
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Is Your Parent Exhibiting Normal Aging Problems Or Is It Dementia?

by: Mark K. Shackelford A great many people today are facing the likelihood of assisting their older mothers and fathers. When taking care of older parents, it's not unusual to recognize "mental" problems that seem a little worse than normal. You assume it's normal, because they are growing older. (more…)
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Financial Planning for the Elder Care Years

by: Keith Barnaby Most financial planning calculators give you high marks if you have saved enough to live on 60-70% of your current income. But how many ask you to estimate elder care costs in the equation? (more…)
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Hobby Ideas For Seniors – Having Fun With Retirement

If you feel the need to revitalize your favourite senior's life then the hobby ideas for seniors in this article might help you keep your senior going. In that time of their lives when they suddenly find themselves nothing to do most of the time due to retirement, it is very much important to find…
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How to Care for Someone With Dementia

by: Shane Michael Dalton Firstly, It is important that someone who has been diagnosed with dementia remains as independent as possible and continues to carry out their normal activities and any occupation for as long as they possibly can. While people with mild dementia often experience problems with short-term memory, they may recall memories from…
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Medical Files at your Fingertips

by Joy Loverde If you have not already been in an emergency and/or non-emergency medical eldercare situation where doctors and nurses are demanding answers to zillions of questions regarding your aging parents’ medical and medication history, there’s still time to save your sanity. Ann Blanchard, President of HandiRecords was inspired to create a business to…
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Are Bathroom Grab Bars Essential For Our Aging Family?

Bathroom Safety is Crucial for Older Adults Bathrooms are dangerous places-- according to the Home Safety Council, over one quarter of all accidents that take place in the home occur in bathrooms. For senior citizens, that proportion is even higher- in 2008, more than one third of household accidents requiring emergency room visits for persons…
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