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Preparing for the Progression of Dementia

preparing for the progression of dementia 2

preparing for the progression of dementia 2A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is a devastating time for a family. First, of course, there is the emotional upheaval that such a diagnosis presents to you and your loved one. There are also medical questions as well as financial and legal matters to consider. That’s why it’s so important to educate yourself about dementia’s …Read more ›

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The Digital Senior: Technology Pros and Cons

The Digital Senior: Technology Pros & Cons

The Digital Senior: Technology Pros & ConsTechnology for seniors is improving many aspects of their lives. There are technology tools that make life more convenient and also help elderly people stay more connected to their families. Even with such advantages, it’s important to be aware that there are downsides of technology usage as well. Data shared or transmitted online can fall into the wrong hands. This unfortunately …Read more ›

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Helping Your Parents Sell Their Home

helping your parents sell their home

helping your parents sell their homeIt’s not easy helping your parent move from the home where she’s accumulated so many memories—and so much stuff! I speak from experience, as my sister and I just helped my mother sell the home where she had lived nearly half her life. (more…)

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Join #ElderCareChat on May 17, 2017: Self-Care for Caregivers

#ElderCareChat

Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.


The next #ElderCareChat, which will focus on Self-Care for Caregivers, will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelists Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, family therapist, and the director of Behavioral Sciences for the Crozer-Keystone Family …Read more ›

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How to Save Money in Senior Living

How to Save Money in Senior Living

How to Save Money in Senior LivingOne of the objections that families encounter when broaching the subject of senior living is: It’s too expensive. But is it really? While you need to give ample consideration to the cost of senior living before making a decision, the surprising fact is that it may not be much more than your parent’s current living expenses. And in some cases, it …Read more ›

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What If Your Loved One Is Too Shy for Assisted Living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?

What if your loved one is too shy for assisted living?You just know your mom or dad would get more out of assisted living if they would just come out of their shell. Their new assisted living community has so many great activities, and everyone else seems to be enjoying themselves. Why does your parent seem reluctant to join in? (more…)

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Effectively Communicating with Older Adults: Expert Advice Abounds

Effective Communication with Older Adults

Effective Communication with Older AdultsMany adult children have experienced this paradox: At the very time they need to communicate with their aging parent about important issues in their life, the older person begins experiencing impediments that make communication difficult. Many times, it’s a medical problem—i.e., recovery from a stroke, cognitive impairment, diminished hearing or eyesight. Other times, it can be a psychological or emotion issue—such as depression, …Read more ›

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Meeting Senior Transportation Needs

Meeting Senior Transportation Needs

Meeting Senior Transportation NeedsMost of us equate driving with a sense of freedom and independence. As drivers, we’re able to hop into a car and go wherever we want to go, whenever we want to go there. Imagine how radically your life would change if that option were no longer available to you. You might feel trapped,  isolated, and no longer in control. That’s what many older …Read more ›

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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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