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How to Prevent Being Alone from Gnawing Away at Your Sense of Security

“The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven’t changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don’t change at all. And that, of course, causes great

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Lack of Personal Hygiene Can Signal Mom Needs Help

Does mom refuse to buy new clothes and insist on wearing stained, torn and well-worn clothing? Or, does she wear the same clothes for two, three or more days in a row? Changes in personal hygiene can be

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Keep Tabs on Mom with Technology

Recently, Lisa, a friend of mine, noticed that her elderly mom’s health has slipped. And since Lisa can’t be around all the time to watch out for her mom, she wanted to know if I knew of any caregiving

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Do You Have a Village to Support Your Aging Loved Ones?

Have you heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child? Well, as mom and dad get older, it’s literally taking a village to help aging seniors help themselves, so they can stay in their homes

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You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

This is the time of year when we think about family and all we have to be thankful for. One of the high points of the season can be sharing precious moments with aging loved ones. Sometimes as we share

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Home for the Holidays

Many families, especially those living miles away, may be in for a big surprise this year when they go home for the holidays.​You may have the feeling that things are changing right before your eyes.

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4 Steps to Beat the Winter Blues

For most seniors, the holidays can be a joyful time. There are religious services and cultural events, the grandchildren or great-grandchildren’s school holiday performances, and parties with friends

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3 Benefits to the Daily Constitutional and Other Daily Habits

For years I wondered what a daily constitutional was. I heard it in movies and oblique references in adult conversation and for some reason pictured an early 19th century man twirling an umbrella while

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Thank a Veteran Today

We all know special men and women who have worked hard to serve our country, but how often do we really take the time to reflect on their service and genuinely thank them? According to the 2012 U.S. Census,

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3 Tips to Prepare Your Aging Loved Ones for an Emergency

No one likes emergencies. They tend to turn the world upside down. If we are lucky, it’s a short-term situation that is more nerve wracking than disastrous. When it involves an elderly loved one, Grandpa

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