Entertaining Elderly Loved Ones

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Let’s face it, it is not always easy to be with an elderly loved one who has dementia. Well-meaning interactions can be met with anxiety, anger, and even confusion. With the holidays approaching, now is a great time to think about how to include an elderly loved one in a celebration and make it as […]

Maintaining Dental Hygiene While Caring For Someone with Alzheimer’s

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Courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association San Fernando Valley Office As Alzheimer’s progresses, people with dementia may forget how to brush their teeth or even why they should do so.  Eating may become painful because a person’s dentures are fitting poorly, but the person may not be able to tell his or her caregiver- making regular […]

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

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Courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association San Fernando Valley Office Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s, a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills, or of another dementia. If you notice any of the following 10 warning signs, don’t ignore them. Schedule an appointment […]

Why Swimming is the Great Exercise for Seniors

There are many reasons why swimming and water-based exercise may be the best choice for seniors. Water based exercises are second only to walking in lowest rates for injuries. They are commonly used for physical therapy modes for those recovering from major surgery.    Water also provides more options for those who are lacking in […]

5 Helpful Books for Those in the Sandwich Generation

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How to Care for Aging Parents: A One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial, Housing, and Emotional Issues. Virginia Morris. This book has been featured on Oprah and Good Morning America. It is a comprehensive resource for families navigating eldercare as well as a valuable guide for the caregiver as well.    Losing You Parents, […]

5 Conversation Starters to Use with Elderly Loved Ones

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It is often hard to initiate or maintain conversations with elderly loved ones who are impacted by memory or word finding issues. If a conversation is to be had, it  often falls to the caregiver or family member. Read on for simple conversation starters to use with the elderly.    Talk about the weather. It’s […]

Choosing the Right Wheelchair

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Most people are familiar with prescriptions from a doctor for medications, but not for mobility aids such as wheelchairs or even crutches. The process of choosing the right wheelchair can be especially difficult, because the types of options available are as varied as the types of people in the world and their various lifestyles.    […]

Adjusting to an Aging Mind

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As our brains age, we’re less likely to think as quickly or remember things as well as we used to. However, don’t lose hope! Research is now showing how the brain changes and adapts with age. You can use what we’ve learned and follow a few simple tips to help remember things and avoid scams. […]