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The benefits of virtual pets

The Benefits of Virtual Pets for Seniors

Imagine if seniors could have a furry companion that not only keeps them company but also offers conversations, encouragement, and emotional support. What if the canine or feline companion could even remind them when to take medication or sends for help in the event of a fall?

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Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Finding the Humor in Caregiving

Being a caregiver for your aging parents can be demanding, stressful, and frustrating. Fortunately, it can also be filled with humor — if you’re able to see it.

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Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown

Your Pre-New Year Retirement Countdown

As you prepare to count down to a new year, have you also considered your retirement readiness? Don’t worry–you don’t have to get it all done before the ball drops!

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#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat 12/13/17 Recap: Age-Friendly Communities

We were honored to welcome Gail Kohn, coordinator of the World Health Organization Age-Friendly DC, as our expert panelist for this month’s #ElderCareChat.

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Is it time for a SENIOR LIVING switch_

Is It Time for a Senior Living Switch?

If your parents are miserable in their senior community, have you considered the possibility that the facility itself isn’t a good fit?

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how to navigate holiday stress

Guide to Navigating Holiday Stress

Who says you have to do it all? Cooking and cleaning are two tasks that you can divvy up among family and extended family members quite easily.

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#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat 11/15/17 Recap: Support for Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

We were pleased to welcome Jed A. Levine of CaringKind for our recent #ElderCareChat on the subject of support for Alzheimer’s family caregivers.

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

Shopping for a loved one in senior living may present a challenge. Where can you find memorable gifts that show you really care?

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When It's Not Dementia...

When It’s Not Dementia

Concerned about your parent’s memory loss or confusion? There are several physical conditions that could be associated with those symptoms.

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Adapting Holiday Traditions in Senior Living

Adapting Holiday Traditions in Senior Living

If your parent has moved into senior living over the past year, how might that affect your holiday celebration and your long-standing family traditions?

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