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What Kind of Gift Does Grandma or Grandpa Need or Want?

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Chances are that Grandma and Grandpa both have more slippers, ties, hankies, and robes than they ever expect to use in the next decade. And, chances are that they don’t want one more thing that will go in a drawer or on the shelf in the closet. What Grandma and Grandpa can really use is […]

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Home for the Holidays with Aging Loved Ones

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The holidays are stressful on everyone – young and old. It’s just that the stresses are different. If we recognize what will make everyone most comfortable, we have a chance at making all the family gatherings a little less chaotic and a lot less stressful. Take a moment to watch the video below from Keeping […]

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Medications and Aging Adults

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One thing that you can count on as you get older is being offered more and more prescription medications. Today, medications are used to keep so many chronic conditions under control: high blood pressure, heart ailments, acid reflux and digestive issues, diabetes, and so many others that it would be impossible to list them all. […]

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Don’t Let Habits Sabotage Your Medications

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Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn’t that a wow number? But stop to think about it – how we brush our teeth, the way we watch TV, what and when we eat – how many of those things do you give any real thought? […]

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3 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

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As a caregiver, what’s your day like? I mean, really like? When I talk to caregivers of aging loved ones, this is what I hear: I get up and start to worry. I start by getting my family fed and making sure Mom is eating at her house, too. I am putting together breakfast for […]

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How Young is Too Young to Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

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I just read a very startling statement in an article at Great Care: “Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” That’s very sobering, isn’t it? And now, there is a growing number of people with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s and […]

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What’s the Biggest Concern for Aging Adults?

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Do you know what is the No. 1 cause of injury to aging adults today? Falls. Falls result in the most emergency room visits for people as they get older. And once a senior has taken one spill, they live in fear of having more … so what do they do? The exact opposite of […]

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Did You Know More Women Than Men Are Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

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Among Americans, age 71 and older, 16% of women have Alzheimer’s or dementia compared with 11% of men, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. The differences in men and women in regard to Alzheimer’s has caught the attention of researchers and, according to an article at Great Care, the Alzheimer’s […]

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Will Your Aging Loved One Be the Next One to Fall?

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It is not unusual for a new Keeping In Touch Solutions subscriber to be the victim of a recent fall. All of a sudden they get sidelined from a broken bone and their families get more concerned that they are safe at home. So a daily check-in from a Care Caller is the answer to […]

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What Will Show Them I Can Take Care of Myself?

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There is one argument we hear during so many calls we get at Keeping In Touch Solutions. Mom says she can take care of herself and her daughter thinks she needs help. Each side has their heels dug in and it’s creating tension between them on top of the stress of aging. We offer a […]

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