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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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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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Learning The Risks of Emotional Empathy in Family Caregiving

Empathy is, obviously, a crucial characteristic of effective caregiving. The ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes helps you to better meet their needs. However, there is one particular type of empathy you need to understand as a caregiver in order to protect your own overall health: emotional empathy. Emotional empathy takes caring to …

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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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Social Isolation and Loneliness in Seniors

According to the CDC, Covid-19 has also affected older people and increased the frequency of loneliness and social isolation in older people. As older people become more isolated from society, the chances for health risks increase.

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