Making your Own Decision About End of Life

How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia?

Hope is Not a Plan, But Planning Will Generate Hope It’s here. Some call it the “silver tsunami” while others reference it as “the greying of America”. Nearly half of the “sandwich“ generation have a parent over age 65 and are raising young children or supporting grown children. Making your Own Decision about End of Life Alarmingly, thousands of critically important end-of-life and after death decisions are currently being made without the benefit of advanced planning. While “hope” is not a plan, planning realizes hope. Have you ever considered all the decisions that will need to be made when someone, including

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Importance of Seniors and Social Connections

Importance of Seniors and Social Connections

A social friendship builds inclusion and connection. One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building friendships. It’s a known fact, and the effects of isolation are depression and loneliness. And their harm puts an individual at a higher risk for falls (especially the elderly,) chronic diseases, and even early death. Importance of Seniors and Social Connections One of the paths to healthy aging includes connecting with peers and building friendships. It’s a known fact, and the effects of isolation are depression and loneliness. And their harm puts an individual at a higher risk for falls (especially

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5 Self-Care Activities for Seniors to Stay Active

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If you don’t take care of yourself, you’ll always be stressed regardless of the activities you indulge in. Meditation won’t be effective if you aren’t getting enough sleep. In fact, you might doze off while trying to meditate because you aren’t taking care of the needs of your body. Also, hitting the gym once in a while won’t help you relieve stress if you are always consuming junk food. You need to take care of yourself to improve on different aspects of your life. In this post, we are going to focus on seniors and the activities that will help

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10 Enjoyable Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

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The majority of seniors lose mobility due to conditions like serious joint pain, stroke, or injuries from falls. At the point when this occurs, leisure activities and exercises that they used to appreciate may become troublesome. Loss of mobility for seniors doesn’t always equate to the completion of fun occasions. There are several great ways to have fun without having to move around. In this article, we have compiled ten enjoyable activities for seniors with limited mobility. You’ll probably discover something that suits you after reading this article. Let’s get started! 1.    Read Reading is one of the best activities

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7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self About Aging

7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self About Aging

"Growing older isn't easy." I hear those words from my friends and family. It's hard to see them suffer physically, strain mentally and emotionally, and most of all struggle financially. 7 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self About Aging It's common for us to reflect on the past and see our mistakes. We all have regrets. And if we look back long enough, we'd say, "If I could do it all again, I would.." I'm sharing with readers what my older friends and acquaintances would tell their 21-year-old selves about life, taking care of the body, saving for retirement, and

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Choosing Right Doctor for Aging Parent

Choosing Right Doctor for Aging Parent

The Importance Of The Doctor/Patient Relationship For Your Aging Parent One of the little known challenges with aging is that your doctor is also aging.  At a certain point, your doctor that you know and trust will retire. Many of my clients encountered that issue and it was extremely hard for them to find the right doctor. If you are caring for an aging parent, at some point, they’ll need to start seeing a new doctor. If they have a chronic health condition, they may have to replace many doctors. Choosing Right Doctor for Aging Parent If you are healthy, you

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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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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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Top Reasons Why Seniors Need A Medical Alert System

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Medical alert systems allow seniors to summon help, literally at the press of a button.  This means that they are even easier to use than phones and also easier to carry.  There are many reasons why seniors benefit from them.  Most of these reasons hinge on three key points. The elderly are at higher risk of medical emergencies As the body ages, it slows down.  Even the fittest seniors do not have the same reflexes as younger people.  It becomes more fragile.  In particular, bones become easily damaged.  The immune system becomes less robust so even minor ailments like colds

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