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Free Your Elderly Relative From Isolation — Tips For Helping Your Senior Loved One Stay Connected

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Free Your Elderly Relative From Isolation — Tips For Helping Your Senior Loved One Stay Connected

Isolation is a silent killer, especially of the elderly. According to AgingCare.com, elderly people, those 60 years and older, who identified themselves as being lonely saw a 45 percent increase in their risk for dying. Unfortunately, large numbers of seniors are living isolated and solitary lives today. In fact, approximately one-third of those older than 65 live alone, according to the New York Times. Today’s very mobile lifestyle has a lot to do with this. The children, relatives, and friends of seniors have often scattered across...

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3 Activities For Alzheimer’s Patients

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Activities For Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s disease can be very isolating for the patient. The symptoms include not just memory loss, but difficulty making and keeping plans, confusion about time and dates, and mood swings and personality changes. All of these can push family and friends away and prevent the patient from interacting with others, which can leave them without much to do. Unfortunately, isolation only makes the symptoms worse. Staying busy is important for Alzheimer’s patients – having stimulating activities to do can keep them happier, more...

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Assisted-Living Preplanning That People of All Ages Should Do

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Assisted-Living Preplanning That People of All Ages Should Do

People spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy setting aside enough money to fund their retirements but not nearly enough effort thinking about where they may end up in their golden years. With people living longer and neurological diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s on the rise, it’s equally important to consider and plan for a future in which you may need help with day-to-day tasks. If you think assisted living may be an option for you, here are three preplanning tasks you should do. Research Housing Markets Currently,...

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Helping Children Cope With Alzheimer’s In The Family: 6 Ways To Get Through It Together

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helping Children Cope With Alzheimer’s In The Family: 6 Ways To Get Through It Together

When someone’s ability to remember is failing, everyone in the family feels it. Even though they’re not generally involved in the difficult decisions and daily care, children can be impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia very profoundly. Here are a few ways to help them cope: 1. Discuss The Alzheimer’s In Private With Your Kids In a setting everyone finds comfortable, ask your children for their observations of the situation and what questions they may have. It’s important for them to be aware of facts, so they can...

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