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#ElderCareChat 2/3/16: Reframing Aging


For the second #ElderCareChat of 2016, 45 participants talked about some of the toughest issues related to growing older, with the goal of reframing aging in a more positive light.

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Senior Living Options for the Memory Impaired

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What are the best housing options when your parents start showing signs of memory loss?

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8 Signs Your Parent Should Not Live Alone


If your elderly parent is living alone, at what point should you be concerned about age-related issues that may compromise your parent’s health, safety and well-being? The following are 8 specific signs to consider.

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A New Approach to Universal Web Access


“My ultimate hope is that people who are currently adrift in the seas of standard accessibility will come upon more and more islands of better accessible online experiences.”

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What Is Best for Mom and Dad?

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Adult children often have very different ideas about where Mom and Dad should spend their golden years.

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Why Should I Consider Senior Living?

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Senior living communities aren’t just for those in crisis or those without family nearby.

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#ElderCareChat 1/20/16: Self-Care Resolutions for the New Year

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By the end of the hour, participants were clearly empowered and equipped with ideas for commencing a year of better self-care habits.

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How to Select a Nursing Home in a Crisis

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What do you do when your parents are in sudden need of a dramatic increase in care?

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Visiting Your Loved One in Assisted Living or a Nursing Home


Every situation is different, but these tips and guidelines can help make the time spent visiting a loved one as pleasant and worthwhile as possible.

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Not All Senior Communities Are the Same


To better understand what the term “senior living” encompasses, let’s look at the various senior care levels and offerings available to individuals as they age.

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Is Snowbirding Right for You?


How do you choose between staying near family full time and enjoying a better locale in your retirement?

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Looking Ahead at Assisted Living in 2016


An increasing number of assisted living providers are replacing outdated notions of “an old folks’ home,” where residents passively live out their remaining years, with communities that offer more positive feelings of socialization and active engagement.

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Finding the Best Home Care Match


Take a cue from online dating services like or eHarmony to find the best professional caregiver for your parent.

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Living with Lewy Body Dementia

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Robin Williams’ widow recently revealed what she believes led to her husband’s suicide — the unbearable symptoms of Lewy body dementia.

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5 Traits of Healthy Seniors

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Why are some 80-year-olds in better health than some 60-year-olds? Find out what specific traits can make a significant difference in seniors’ well-being.

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Tips for Peaceful Intergenerational Family Holidays

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How can young and old push past political, religious, and generational divisions to find common ground and enjoy each other’s company this holiday season?

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