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15 Inspiring Insights on Aging

15 Inspiring Insights on Aging

15 Inspiring Insights on Aging“With age comes wisdom” is more than just an adage; it’s an almost universally accepted truth.

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Conversation vs. Confrontation: Guidelines for Effective Communication with Your Aging Parents

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Conversation vs confrontationThe prospect of talking with your parents about senior living may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. With effective, empowering communication strategies, these conversations can actually be a relationship-affirming experience, says David Solie, MS, PA, an author, educator, healthcare provider, and thought leader on the developmental psychology of the second half of life.

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#ElderCareChat 4/12/17 Recap: How to Prepare for Aging

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We were honored to welcome Amy Cameron O’Rourke, current president of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), as our expert panelist for this month’s #ElderCareChat. O’Rourke led 40 participants in a lively Twitter conversation about how families can prepare for aging versus reacting to a crisis. (more…)

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Join #ElderCareChat on April 12, 2017: How Families Can Prepare for Aging

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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.


amy-cameron-orourke-ALCA #ElderCareChat 4/12/17The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET with guest panelist
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Overcoming Objections to Senior Living

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overcoming-objections-to-senior-livingFor many of us, senior living isn’t a consideration until it becomes a necessity. So when senior care is no longer a matter of “if” but “when,” your loved ones may have trouble getting on board with the idea.

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#ElderCareChat 6/1/16: The Elder Perspective and Wisdom in Aging

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shutterstock_245425318During this week’s live #ElderCareChat conversation, wisdom was the topic on the table. Our 20+ participants shared who we consider to be wise, how we acquire wisdom, how we define it, and how we can nurture it. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement Surgery

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kneeOh, those achy knees! The older we get, the more likely we are to have knee pain. In some cases, cortisone shots or physical therapy can be used to treat the pain. In the most severe cases, either partial or total knee replacement surgery may be warranted. (more…)

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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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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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