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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Seniors

Valentine’s day. That Hallmark holiday that seems to grow in ostentation each year with couples clamoring to find reservations at all the best restaurants and find that “perfect” for him/her/them gift. However, whatever feelings you harbor for this day of the year, it’s irrefutable that the feeling it’s commercialized is certainly one worth celebrating. Your…

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How to Keep Seniors Hydrated (Naturally!)

Inside the human brain, there lies a tiny region called the hypothalamus. This brain structure regulates things like body temperature and appetite. Perhaps you’ve never really noticed, but during the summer, the hypothalamus spends most of its time keeping our bodies from overheating (via sweating) and focuses less on inspiring appetite. This is why we…

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Did you know Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States? It’s estimated that around 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with the disease, and by 2050, that number is projected to more than double to 14 million Americans. Being a caregiver to a senior with Alzheimer’s can…

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How to use creativity in care for seniors

As children, we’re urged to develop and nurture our creativity. We’re encouraged to paint, write, dance, or sing. However, as we age and establish our place in the world, the emphasis placed on fostering creative pursuits wanes as it’s funneled into more “practical” endeavors. But we’re learning more and more that this shouldn’t be the…

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Keeping Seniors Comfortable and Engaged at Gatherings

Seniors benefit immensely from having a strong and stable support system and community around them as they age. In fact, many of the happiest seniors enjoy spending much of their leisure time with friends and family. However, even though seniors often enjoy the feeling of a full house, it can quickly become an overwhelming or…

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Helping Seniors Stick to Resolutions

Welcome to 2019! We’re a few days into the new year, and motivations to stick to resolutions are still ripe with enthusiasm. It’s easy to foster excitement in the face of new beginnings, feeling that swell of aspiration and ambition as you work towards various accomplishments. However, it comes as no surprise that the high…

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5 Outside Holiday Activities for Seniors

The holiday season is that wonderful time of year when loved ones gather together. Though this time of year is notorious for being hectic and stressful, there are some great activities we can participate in to remind us what this season is all about. Finding things for seniors to do during the winter months can…

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7 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

During the winter months, ice, snow, and cold temperatures can make life challenging for anyone. Slippery sidewalks and cold weather can cause a wide range of injuries and illnesses, especially for seniors. Finding elderly care to assist your senior on a regular basis can help keep them safe during any season while providing some much-appreciated peace of…

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3 Brain Health Boosting Tips for Seniors

No one wants to live their life in fear that they will lose their mind. However, this is a reality for many seniors. Fortunately, there are activities seniors can add to their routine that have been scientifically proven to delay cognitive decline and improve brain health. Here are 3 surprising ways seniors can boost brain health. Practice meditation…

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Protecting Seniors from Holiday Scams

Holiday scams are nothing new (unfortunately). But in recent years, the holiday season has seen increases in scams targeting the elderly. Elder financial abuse results in approximately $36.5 billion lost annually according to True Link Financial Services. Seniors can take steps to ensure they aren’t being ripped off, and adult children can be vigilant of…

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