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When Communication Becomes a Struggle: Living With Aphasia

Living with Aphasia

Living with AphasiaThere are few things as frustrating in life as not being able to make yourself understand. That’s unfortunately the situation with aphasia, a disorder in speech and language. Aphasia is more common in older adults because of its occurrence in conjunction with illnesses and medical conditions that happen later in life.

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Technology to Improve Seniors’ Lives

Technology to imrprove seniors' lives

Technology to imrprove seniors' livesTwo concurrent trends—the shifting demographics toward an aging population and the emergence of dramatic new technologies—are converging to create an intensified focus on improving the quality of life for seniors. (more…)

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What to Do When Your Senior Loved One Refuses to Eat

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when your senior loved one refuses to eatIt can be one of the most frustrating times of your day: mealtime with an aging parent. You might be experiencing this frustration firsthand or hearing reports from your parent’s assisted living community. Maybe Mom is just not eating or complains excessively about the food. Perhaps Dad is causing a disruption in the dining room or doesn’t even want to …Read more ›

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When You Need to Find Senior Living In a Hurry

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finding senior care in an emergencyPlanning ahead is an important guideline for locating the best senior living option for your parent, but in the case of an unexpected medical crisis—such as your father has a stroke or your mother suffers a serious fall—you may be suddenly be in a position where you need to find senior living in a hurry. (more…)

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Life Hacks for the Busy Caregiver

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life hacks for the busy caregiverLife hacks are a way to save time and sanity, and family caregivers certainly can use more of both. In many cases, caregivers are not only devoting many hours to helping their aging parents but they also have obligations to spouses and school-age children. So, life hacks for the busy caregiver are just what they need. (more…)

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What Size Community Is Best for Your Parent?

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the best senior housing for youSmall, medium, or large—which Senior Living community is the right fit for your parent? There is no single “correct” answer to that question. While a big sprawling community with upwards of a thousand residents might feel like home to one person, a more intimate setting that houses less than two dozen residents might be best for another. Some would be perfectly content …Read more ›

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Caring for An Aging Parent When You’re an Only Child

Caring for An Aging Parent When You’re an Only Child

Caring for An Aging Parent When You’re an Only ChildBeing an only child doesn’t mean you have to go it alone when caring for your aging parent. If you have no siblings to share the responsibilities of caring for Mom or Dad, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed and under-supported. However, don’t let the burdens of caregiving take a toll on your life. The key is to …Read more ›

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The Wealthy Senior: How to Manage Money and Determine Priorities

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wealth management senior livingWith the stock market near record highs and the real estate market rebounding nicely over the last year, your parent may be sitting on a substantial nest egg. If they invested wisely and own their home, their net worth may be situated comfortably in the seven-figure range, and they may also be pulling in a nice monthly income from various …Read more ›

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How Assisted Living Addresses the Challenges of the Disabled

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shutterstock_14222041In an Assisted Living environment, older adults get the support they need with the activities of daily living (ADLs). As a result, they can spend their days enjoying activities and interactions with others, rather than becoming frustrated by their physical limitations. For disabled individuals, the ways in which Assisted Living can improve an individual’s quality of life comes even more sharply into focus. (more…)

Strengthening Bonds: Adult Grandchildren Caring for Grandparents

shutterstock_264595055The U.S. Census Bureau reports the number of people reaching ninety has nearly tripled over the past three decades. As the aging population increases longevity, more opportunities abound for adult grandchildren to participate in the care of their grandparents. In so doing, they can bring love and meaning to the grandparent-grandchild relationship and instill memories they will carry forever. (more…)

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