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Useful Steps to Help Seniors Avoid Social Frailty

It was only a few years ago that we were self-isolating to avoid COVID-19. Older adults were particularly vulnerable, so extra precautions were taken to keep them safe. Solitary lifestyles adopted out of necessity became the new norm for a number of older adults who have yet to break from this isolation. We now understand …

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What to Do When a Person With Dementia Doesn’t Recognize You

You’ve been taking care of Mom since her dementia diagnosis. You have been working through a number of the challenging symptoms. However one day, she looks at you and calls you by a different name – that of her husband or younger brother or father. Do you correct her, reminding her that you’re her son? …

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How to Support a Loved One During a Short-Term Rehab Stay

After a hospitalization or surgical procedure, the doctor may recommend short-term rehab in a facility prior to the person returning home. This is usually a time of intensive therapy to boost healing and recovery. However, the notion of moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home even for a few weeks or months can …

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Try This Fun and Effective Dementia Care Technique: Improv

Creativity, adaptability, and a healthy dose of lighthearted fun are some of the top ingredients to healthy and effective dementia care techniques. It stands to reason then that a spontaneous activity like improvisation is a great method to connect and engage with someone dealing with cognitive challenges. Not only does it allow you to pivot …

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Invisible Disabilities in Seniors and Why it’s Important to Avoid Ableism

What’s your first thought when you see a person in a wheelchair? Do you identify that person as less-than, someone in need of being fixed? Do you presume they need special treatment, as though a physical disability impacts intellect as well? How does your thinking shift to see someone standing upright, without the need for …

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