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Keep up to date with trends in senior living community care. Learn how senior communities are changing, how senior care is managed, and how technology affects today’s senior activities.

The Challenges of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults

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. …Read 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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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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8 Fun Activities to Do With Your Grandchildren

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OP Grandparents' Day  FBMy dad once told me that the best part of being a parent is becoming a grandparent. For the most part, grandparents don’t have to worry about homework problems, bad attitudes, and everyday life with kids. As a grandparent, you can dote on your grandchildren (a.k.a. spoil them rotten) and send them back to their parents at the end …Read more ›

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Handhelds for the Elderly: Helping Your Parents Stay Connected With Technology

handheldIf you are considering giving your senior parents a handheld electronic device as a gift but hesitate because of the notion that elderly people are supposedly “bad” at technology, my advice would be this: Put that notion aside and just go for it. You may be pleasantly surprised by how well your parent does with the new technology. I know I was. …Read more ›

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What Does the Geriatrician Medicine Shortage Mean for You?

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geriatrician shortageAccording to the American Geriatrics Society, about 20,000 geriatricians are currently needed to care for the more than 14 million older adults in the United States. But as of 2014, there were only 7,428 certified geriatricians nationwide.

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Grandparents: 5 Ways To Forge Closer Ties With Your Grandchildren

multigenerationalFor many people, one of the most rewarding aspects of becoming a parent is giving their own parents the experience of becoming grandparents. The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is often a special one — not only beneficial for the elder person and child but for the parent in between the generations as well. …Read more ›

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Understanding Causes and Preventions of Vascular Dementia

vascularVascular dementia is the second most common form of dementia in the United States, accounting for 20 to 30 percent of all cases. Risk rises with age, but the good news is that those who practice healthy lifestyle habits are less likely to experience the type of vascular event that leads to vascular dementia.

What Is Vascular Dementia?

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What To Do If Your Parent Is a Hoarder

hoardingOver a lifetime, your parents may have accumulated some treasured possessions and mementoes—photo albums, furniture, fine china, knickknacks, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, and the like. However, when does holding onto prized possessions from the past turn into a troubling hoarding disorder? And what can you, as an adult child, do to help?

Hoarding Definition

“Hoarding is when you are in incapable of discarding things, even things that you …Read more ›

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Will Brain Games Make You Smarter?

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brain games for seniorsThere’s no shortage of brain games for seniors, particularly online. Reputable organizations like AARP offer free online brain games so you can have fun testing your memory, attention, and language skills. Word games are designed to help you improve your vocabulary, crossword puzzles are geared toward enhancing your problem-solving abilities, and shape and color games aim to boost …Read more ›

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