Senior News

Sept. 3, 2020

A Guide to Caring for Narcissistic Parents

Narcissists: you can’t leave them, it’s nearly impossible to love them and you feel like you want to pull your hair out whenever you’re around them.

Laura Thomas, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist based in California who helps clients of all ages deal with a variety of mental health issues ...

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Aug. 13, 2020

The Link Between Dementia and Depression

Memory trouble, excessive sleeping, decreased interest in hobbies and activities, social withdrawal—all of these are textbook symptoms of depression. They also happen to be hallmark signs of behavioral changes related to many types of dementia, including the two most common types: Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.

In fact, the early ...

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July 28, 2020

Tips for Helping Seniors Adjust to a New Caregiver?

A successful experience with hiring in-home care involves establishing a trusting relationship with a company and their professional caregivers. When someone comes into the home to help with personal care tasks, such as bathing and dressing, or even more straightforward tasks, like light housekeeping, planning meals or arranging transportation, the ...

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July 16, 2020

Is This Your Situation: Considering Buying a Retirement Home With Cash

Just because you can afford to pay cash for your retirement home doesn’t mean you should. Click through to get a list of things to consider if you’re thinking of buying your retirement home without getting a mortgage.

Maybe you’ve just sold your home and you’re ready to buy your ...

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June 30, 2020

Confabulation in Dementia Can Feel Like Hurtful Lies

Memory loss is a hallmark symptom of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, but neurological damage can also cause patients to make up hurtful stories and level false accusations toward their caregivers.

When a person develops any form of dementia, it is difficult for family and friends to witness their diminishing ...

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June 22, 2020

Choosing the Right Housing for the Elderly

There is no one right solution when it comes to how the elderly spend their golden years. Options for older adults range from aging in place at home to full-time care in a nursing home. Click through to find out what's best for you.

As the population ages, what ...

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June 13, 2020

Detaching With Love: Setting Boundaries With Difficult Elderly Parents

Whether you're providing hands-on care or managing care decisions, setting boundaries with difficult elderly parents enables family caregivers to provide care while safeguarding their own mental health.

When the family member we are trying to care for is critical, impossible to please or emotionally abusive, long-standing family dynamics are ...

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May 26, 2020

A Common Caregiver Confession: “I Secretly Wish My Ill Loved One Would Die”

Watching an aging loved one decline is never easy, especially when they have a low quality of life. Caregivers experiencing burn out may wish for an end, not out of cruelty, but because they realize there is little they can do to help.

Every so often, someone on the AgingCare  ...

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May 21, 2020

Thinking About Downsizing After You Retire?

Are you thinking about a change? Lots of elderly homeowners decide to downsize to make life a little easier. Click through to learn some of the reasons downsizing is a good option for elderly homeowners.

 

No matter if it’s you or your parents or grandparents, older homeowners have different ...

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May 9, 2020

Telemedicine Helps Seniors Stay at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

Seniors, people with chronic medical conditions and their caregivers must be vigilant about minimizing close contact with people who are sick. Even as the expiration dates for COVID-19 stay-at-home orders approach and states prepare plans for reopening, hospitals, doctor’s offices, urgent care centers and other health care settings remain high-risk ...

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