Monthly Archives: October 2015

Portrait of the Urban Senior: The Unique Benefits and Challenges of Aging in the City

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city seniorsCity seniors are a unique breed. Many don’t drive because they’re accustomed to walking everywhere they need to go, and they have come to expect that the people they love will never be more than a bus or train ride away.

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A Campaign to Boost Your Brain Health

brain_healthThe human brain: it’s an incredible, complex organ that gives us the ability to think, learn, feel, create, innovate, see, hear and experience life. 

As awe-inspiring as the human brain is, we do become vulnerable to mental decline as we age. Research has helped us gain a greater understanding of various forms of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, along with other types of cognitive impairment and memory loss. Yet there is still …Read more ›

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End-of-Life Conversations: Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

shutterstock_39882433Death, along with taxes, has been characterized as one of the two unavoidable things in life. What many people also try to avoid is having a conversation with their loved one about life’s inevitable end. (more…)

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The Best Pets for Seniors

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pets for seniorsWhether you’re a dog person or a cat person, a bird person or a fish person, there’s a pet for every personality. Pets can be an excellent investment for people of all ages — particularly for seniors seeking companionship.

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The Overlooked Caregiver: Taking Care of Yourself Too

caregiverIt’s an unfortunate paradox: Family members who devote countless hours to caring for a loved one may wind up becoming so worn down — physically, mentally and emotionally — that they may need care themselves. (more…)

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Behind the Scenes of Hospice Care

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hospice careFacing death is never easy, even for those who have lived long, full lives. So many factors are out of your control, and you may feel as though you are at the mercy of your caregivers.

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#ElderCareChat 10/21/2015: Medication Management

shutterstock_98521874During Wednesday’s live discussion, 30 new and returning participants discussed medication management with Jim Jones from Wellspring Benefits Group/Control My Care. (more…)

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Gambling Problems Among Seniors

senior_gamblingVisiting the local casino may be an enjoyable recreational activity for some seniors, but for others — especially those with cognitive impairment issues — a casino trip may lead to a serious gambling addiction that causes great financial harm and significant mental anguish.  (more…)

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The Rise of Faith Based Senior Living

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faith based senior livingFor many seniors, faith is a way of life. Whether that faith is one that has provided sustenance through the decades or is more of a recent discovery, spiritual life tends to take priority as the end of physical life draws nearer.

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

shutterstock_137222684During Wednesday’s live discussion, 34 new and returning participants discussed ideas for topics to cover and guests to invite in #ElderCareChat’s sixth year, the 2016 season. (more…)

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