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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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Diminished Eyesight Among Seniors: What to Know and How to Respond

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low visionWhen your eyesight begins to fail as a result of age-related conditions, it’s tempting to feel like all hope is lost for your vision. But Dr. Donald C. Fletcher, medical director of the Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center in Wichita, Kansas, challenges that negative outlook.

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#ElderCareChat 7/1/15: How Tech Tools Are Advancing Elder Care

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lack of internet use may sideline senior citizensDuring Wednesday’s live discussion, 75 new and returning participants exchanged information, insights, and ideas on the technology innovations in the pipeline – and currently on the market – designed to support, enhance and streamline the daily routines of caregivers and seniors. (more…)

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5 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Senior Loved One

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senior advocacyMany of us stumble into the role of advocate without any prior knowledge of the senior care landscape. And because we are not professional advocates or caregivers, it can be difficult to make our voices heard in a setting like a hospital, nursing home, or other senior community. So how can we as adult children (and other family members) make sure our loved ones …Read more ›

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Protecting Seniors’ Financial Assets for Future Generations

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protect financial assetsMy grandmother is 90 years old and lives in a nursing home. She worked her whole life and amassed a decent amount of wealth, only to have most of it drained away in her years in independent living, then assisted living, and now in a nursing home with dementia care.

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#ElderCareChat 6/17/15: Raising Awareness About Elder Abuse

photo-1428263197823-ce6a8620d1e1During Wednesday’s live discussion, 46 new and returning participants filled the tweet stream with thoughtful answers – and even some tough questions – on a subject of primary importance: preventing, spotting and ending elder abuse. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 4/18/15 Recap: Hoarding Among Seniors & Caregivers

shutterstock_87052121During Wednesday’s live discussion, 32 attendees talked about the “emotional tug-of-war” that can happen between a caregiver (or caring family member) who is trying to help a hoarder, the “save everything” mentality that many Depression-era seniors possess, and the importance of recognizing that filling a dumpster doesn’t always solve the deeper issue. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat Recap 3/18/15: Solving the Financial Conundrums of Caregiving

shutterstock_143469946During Wednesday’s live discussion, 69 new and returning participants brainstormed solutions for solving the financial conundrums of caregiving, from making home modifications an affordable, viable option to practical tools for managing an ever-changing and often burgeoning caregiving budget. (more…)

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Register Now for the Next #ElderCareChat

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#ElderCareChat, which connects those passionate about sharing their experiences, challenges, suggestions, and expertise around eldercare, IS BACK!
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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: Causes, Concerns & Key Takeaways

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: What You Need to Know

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: What You Need to KnowIt’s not uncommon for older adults to experience a loss of appetite. If you or a loved one have less interest in eating, it is important to find out the cause. While it may be a medical condition or an indicator of malnutrition, there are also several common sense explanations for loss of appetite in the …Read more ›

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