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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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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New Docu-Series Showcases Older Adults Pursuing Their Passions

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“I’m 57 years old, and I think this is the best year of my life.”  Dean Neuls may be in his fifth decade, but he’s determined to pursue his dreams and wring every last drop of life out of the present moment. So despite a hip replacement and the aches and pains that come with osteoarthritis, Dean is fulfilling his childhood ‘need for speed’.  Two years ago, he took to the racetrack in Porsche’s Racing Experience One. It was exhilarating, terrifying, and the culmination of a lifelong dream…  Now, Dean is sharing his story in a new docu-series called At

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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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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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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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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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