The Quest to Be Happy

The Quest to Be Happy

People put a lot of energy into being happy and joyful. I for one seem to obsess about the emotion. In my Facebook group, members express concerns about finding happiness and many seem to discover it. In general, people want financial stability, good health, money in the bank, food on the table, good friends, an interesting hobby or two, and satisfying activities. That's not a lot to ask for, right? The Quest to Be Happy So, why do so many struggle to find it? Over the years, I've learned that the word, happy, can deceive us. If I judge my happiness

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5 Strategies for Helping Seniors with Technology

5 Strategies for Helping Seniors with Technology

These days, digital devices are an essential part of almost everybody’s life. With a smartphone in every pocket, a tablet in every living room, and computers powering seemingly every business on the planet, it’s clear we’re living in a digital world. But for many seniors — even those who are used to some older technologies — the rate of change in modern technology is too much, too fast.  5 Strategies for Helping Seniors with Technology That can make it tough to teach seniors how to use new phones, new computers, and the array of apps and services that might improve

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His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer's

His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is a real problem facing real people every day. If you or someone you know has faced it, you understand the emotional toll it takes. When we came across one couple’s journey, it touched us so deeply that we spent two full days capturing their love story to be shared with the world. His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer's [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T6UbR-pR6U[/embed] John and Kerry McNeely learned of Kerry’s Alzheimer’s in 2014, shortly after a trip to Europe. Soon after, John sought help for her at Silverado.  At the memory care community, he was able join a family support group to openly

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An Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her Story

An Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her Story

Love, family, travel and adventure were the stuff of Carole and Jim’s fifty years of marriage. When Alzheimer’s came into their lives and gradually began to affect Jim, many of the things that had defined their life to that point changed. An Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her Story But not Carole’s love. This is the story of how a half-century of love provided strength and solace in the face of dementia’s challenges. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUzjnP2pnKk[/embed] An Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her Story An Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her Story An Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her Story An Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her StoryAn Alzheimer's Wife Tells Her Story An Alzheimer's Wife

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Benefit of Social Media for Seniors

The fastest-growing demographic on Facebook, seniors are flocking to social media like never before. And it’s not just Facebook that’s seeing an influx of the older generation. More and more over-65’s are also joining Instagram and Twitter. Not only do people use social media to catch up with family and friends, and share their lives with people they don’t necessarily see every day, but it’s also increasingly becoming how people view and keep up with news and current affairs. The same goes for the senior demographic. Seniors on social in numbers In Australia, 89% of online consumers use social media.

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How to Downsize with Alzheimers in the Mix

How To Downsize With Alzheimer’s In The Mix

We have said it before, and you will likely hear us say it many more times: downsizing is taxing on the body, mind and spirit. More than just the physical aspects of sorting, donating, discarding and packing, downsizing takes an emotional toll on everyone involved in the process. How To Downsize With Alzheimer’s In The Mix The emotional stress of downsizing can be triggered by memories of the items you are sorting, attachment to a home where you may have raised a family and made many memories, and the echoes in the back of your mind whispering that change can be

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Find Senior Care on Limited Budget

Recently, a reader asked, "If you can't afford to live in a senior care facility, or have family to take care of you what other options does a person have when they can't take care of yourself?" For many seniors, they survive on Social Security from month to month. The retirement years is challenging and enjoying the golden years and living comfortably is only a dream. And once they retire, they struggle. They are in survival mode. Others, like the 10,000 Americans who turn 65 every day, are just now facing the reality. When seeking care on the limited income

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