Monthly Archives: September 2015

Staying in Touch With Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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assisted livingAfter all the time you’ve spent planning, preparing, and packing for assisted living, you may think your job is done once the move is complete. But that’s only the beginning. Though your loved ones have moved to assisted living, they still need you in their life.

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When Driving Becomes a Danger for an Older Parent

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safe_drivingDriving is one way that many of us gauge our sense of independence. When we get behind the wheel, we have the freedom to go wherever we want to go. However, what happens when it’s no longer safe for an older individual to drive? (more…)

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The Challenges of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults

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Type2DOne out of four adults aged 60 or older have type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. An early diagnosis is key to managing the disease, but that can be a challenge since many of the symptoms can be confused with other conditions that are common in the older population. (more…)

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

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grandparentingThere’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

Many Seniors Enjoy Trying New FoodsDuring 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. We were pleased to welcome Dr. Deborah Kado and her team from UC San Diego’s Center for Healthy Aging and Stein Institute for Research on Aging (known on Twitter as @UCSDHealthAging). …Read more ›

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Do You Really Need Long Term Care Coverage?

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long term careFor some seniors, long term care coverage enables them to peacefully age in place. For others, the insurance is a needless expense. Which category do you fall into?

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

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aging bodyYou’re a teenager at heart, but your body tells a different story. How do you deal with the sudden onslaught of an aging body and the accompanying loss of independence and identity?

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Help Your Elderly Parents Avoid Scams Targeting Seniors

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scamsScammers are the bane of the senior citizen community. These ruthless and dishonest individuals often target older adults. In some cases, physical or mental impairments make seniors more vulnerable to scams. In other cases, they fall victim because of a too-trusting nature, the lure of a good bargain or the promise of human companionship. Being mindful of scams and safeguarding financial assets are keys to …Read more ›

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

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hoardingDuring 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. (more…)

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

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assisted livingAfter spending so much time and energy finding the right assisted living facility for your loved one, you want to see him content and well cared for. You want the transition to be seamless.

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