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#ElderCareChat 10/7/2015: Brainstorming Ideas for the 2016 Season


Review highlights from this week’s brainstorming session, which includes topic ideas, guests to invite and constructive feedback for the 2016 season of #ElderCareChat (our SIXTH year!).

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How to Help a Disabled Older Parent: Exercises, Training & More


“A lot of families become stressed when their older parent has a disability,” says Vic Perez, an experienced physical therapist and therapy educator with VNA Healthtrends, a home health provider offering services in Illinois, northwest Indiana and Ohio. “We try to alleviate that stress.”

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Maintaining Your Relationship with Divorced Older Parents


First of all, realize that the most important thing you can do for your divorced parents is to spend quality time with them as individuals. “One of the ways you can do this is to plan activities that are especially suited to each of them,” suggests Hal Spielman, co-author of the book Suddenly Solo and founder of

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Staying in Touch With Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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“You’re not putting them in storage and shipping them off,” says Jayne Shearer, Certified Senior Advisor and founder/owner of The Home Advantage.

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When Driving Becomes a Danger for an Older Parent


Reasons for an older individual to retire from driving fall into two general categories: (1) physical impairments and (2) cognitive impairments.

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The Challenges of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults


Early diagnosis is key to managing type 2 diabetes, but that can be a challenge since many symptoms mimic other conditions common in the older population.

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Grandparenting in Your 70s: What to Expect as an Older Grandparent


There’s a world of difference between becoming a grandparent in your 50s and 60s (or younger) and having grandchildren when you’re in your 70s and 80s.

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#ElderCareChat 9/16/15: Strategies for Healthy Aging

Many Seniors Enjoy Trying New Foods

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 35 new and returning participants discussed strategies for staying vital and dynamic as we grow older, in keeping with September’s Healthy Aging month theme.

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Do You Really Need Long Term Care Coverage?

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Long term care insurance does not necessarily provide an all-access pass to health care.

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When Aging Is Anything But Graceful: The Effects of Your Aging Body

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You’re a teenager at heart, but your body tells a different story.

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Help Your Elderly Parents Avoid Scams Targeting Seniors


True Link Financial, a San Francisco-based financial services firm that helps seniors and their families avoid fraud and financial abuse, estimates that American seniors lose nearly $10 billion to scam artists and another $3 billion to identity theft.

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#ElderCareChat 9/2/15: Helping a Senior Loved One Who Hoards


During Wednesday’s live discussion, 32 new and returning participants talked about the difficult conversations, confrontations and interventions connected with having a loved one who hoards.

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What Do You Do If Your Elderly Loved One Hates His Assisted Living Facility?

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After spending so much time and energy finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one, you want to see her content and well cared for. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work that way.

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8 Fun Activities to Do With Your Grandchildren

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How will you spend the day with your grandkids?

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How to Prepare for a Great Retirement


Retirement may seem like it’s far off in the distance, but then all of a sudden, it creeps up right alongside you. That’s why it’s best to prepare early for your retirement years—financially, physically, and mentally.

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Handhelds for the Elderly: Helping Your Parents Stay Connected With Technology


What this technology has accomplished for my mom and a growing number of other older adults is the ability to stay connected with their family and friends.

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