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Maintaining a Sense of Purpose While Aging

What is it that gets you up out of bed every morning? If you’re a member of the sandwich generation, taking care of both younger and older loved ones, your list is likely quite extensive! As the nest empties, however, it becomes crucial to redefine our identity and discover new ways to establish purpose while …

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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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Break Out of an Ordinary Caregiver Routine With These Tips

It’s hard to admit but even harder to avoid. Becoming bored with your role as family caregiver is a very common response to spending a great deal of time together, completing exactly the same tasks, participating in exactly the same activities, and running out of interesting conversation topics. This is not by any means associated …

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Making the Transition to Home: Tips for Seniors and Their Families

Transitioning from a hospital or rehabilitation facility to a home can be challenging and stressful for seniors and their families. Transitioning to home can be especially difficult for seniors who have recently experienced a significant health event, such as a fall, stroke, or hospitalization. Seniors and their families need to understand the challenges of the …

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