Senior News

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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Posted in Senior News
May 9, 2020

Monitored Independence for Seniors

The exorbitant costs of nursing homes and assisted living care are driving innovation in the technology market to make life easier and more affordable for senior citizens. Click through to discover "monitored independence."

Is the digital revolution now taking on better living and health care for the older set? Can ...

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May 9, 2020

In-Home Services That Help Seniors Continue to Live at Home

Most older adults want to continue living in their own homes rather than move in with a relative or relocate to a senior living community. However, many people begin having trouble with everyday activities like shopping, cooking, housekeeping and personal care as they grow older.

In-Home Services That Help Seniors ...

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Sept. 16, 2019

How Involved Should Families Be When Elders Live in a Facility?

Over the course of 15 years, five of my elderly loved ones lived, for various spans of time, in a nearby nursing home. I visited them nearly every day. Some would say I was over attentive, since my elders were getting excellent care in the facility. But I tended to ...

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Aug. 22, 2019

Is Aging in Place Always the Best Option for Seniors?

“Elder orphans” is the phrase du jour in the elder care industry. It describes seniors who are single or widowed and have no children (at least locally) and no support system. They find themselves living alone in the community with no one to help care for them should they need ...

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