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How to Foster Independence in Aging Loved Ones

Promoting independence becomes a paramount goal when caring for aging loved ones. Fostering autonomy enhances their quality of life and contributes to their mental and emotional well-being. Here are practical strategies to empower and support aging family members as they navigate their golden years. Empowering independence in aging loved ones is a continuous process that …

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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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Knowing the Signs and How to Avoid Senior Anxiety

Does an older adult you love struggle with enjoying activities or sleeping well, or are they experiencing memory problems? Before chalking it up to the common effects of growing older, consider another common culprit: anxiety. It’s a common occurrence in older adults, but there are effective ways to help them avoid senior anxiety. In addition …

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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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