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The Best Pets for Seniors

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pets for seniorsWhether you’re a dog person or a cat person, a bird person or a fish person, there’s a pet for every personality. Pets can be an excellent investment for people of all ages — particularly for seniors seeking companionship.

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#ElderCareChat 10/21/2015: Medication Management

shutterstock_98521874During Wednesday’s live discussion, 30 new and returning participants discussed medication management with Jim Jones from Wellspring Benefits Group/Control My Care. (more…)

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The Rise of Faith Based Senior Living

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faith based senior livingFor many seniors, faith is a way of life. Whether that faith is one that has provided sustenance through the decades or is more of a recent discovery, spiritual life tends to take priority as the end of physical life draws nearer.

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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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#ElderCareChat 9/2/15: Helping a Senior Loved One Who Hoards

hoardingDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 32 new and returning participants talked about the difficult conversations, confrontations and interventions connected with having a loved one who hoards. (more…)

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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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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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5 Things to Do Before Placing Your Loved One in Assisted Living

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move to assisted livingPlacing your loved one in assisted living is never an easy decision, but when it’s time, it’s important to do everything you can to ease the transition and make the move as seamless as possible.

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#ElderCareChat 8/5/15 Recap: Social Isolation Among Seniors and Caregivers

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are you legally responsible for your parents' careDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 41 tweeps discussed the causes and dangers of social isolation among seniors and caregivers, along with prevention and intervention strategies.  (more…)

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