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Here you will find helpful tips, loving advice, and useful information to make caring for an aging loved one a bit easier.

WAYS TO REDUCE FAMILY CAREGIVER STRESS: INCREASE DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SOCIAL INTERACTION

Want to reduce caregiver stress and promote overall health? One solution is a daily walking routine that incorporates social interaction.

Want to Age in Place? Don’t Forget to Plan and Prepare for Home Health Care!

It’s common to hear retirees and older adults say, “I am not going anywhere. I’m staying in my own home!” Many seniors want to age in place and do not want to leave their home. According to a Pew Research Center report, 61 percent of adults 65 and older would stay in their home if they had someone to care for them, if they could no longer take care of themselves. Not having to leave the comforts of home provides older adults with a strong sense of independence.

Home safety priorities when caring for an older adult

When family members are faced with having to take care of an older adult, they are often taken aback by the seemingly insurmountable number of care essentials involved, especially when acting as the sole caregiver or a first-time caregiver.

Make holiday gatherings memorable with hands-on activities that encourage social interaction OrlandoNews/VideosBlog

Thanksgiving and the winter break are right around the corner, so family trips and holiday reunions will soon start. Are you ready for them?

Steps to Reduce the Risk of a Fall in a Parent’s Home

Every 11 seconds, an older American will end up at a hospital emergency room due to a fall. And every 19 minutes, an older adult over 65 will die after sustaining a fall, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

New Eye Scan May Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s, Research Finds

With the help of a noninvasive retinal scan, a team of neuroscientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has found that signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) can be identified in the retina in the early stages of the disease. The research findings were published on August 17, 2017, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).

 

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