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Being a Caregiver Can Be Good For You

Caregiving is as good for the giver as it is for the recipient.

Caregivers take heart, research is showing that caring for others is good for you! It’s a tough job, that’s for sure, but there are significant benefits being found. An article at Time.com reported on a study published recently in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that people who occasionally cared for others lived longer […]

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Aging: Expectations and Reality

perceptions of agina

Aging. Getting old. What does that really mean? Think back to when you were young – and think about what you hear from young people today. There is such a stigma in America about getting old. So let’s start with all the negatives benchmarks: Losing eyesight Losing hearing Pain and illness Inability to drive Inability […]

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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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Boomers Take on the Third Age

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In the Tolkien Lord of the Rings, the Third Age was a time of all-out war. Now, in the 21st century, the Third Age has a different meaning. It is the time of life for those 55+. Now, that means a lot of Boomers. There are those who might think it’s appropriate to call it […]

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How to Make the Holidays Happy for Your Aging Mom

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Are you one of those people who love everything about the holidays? You know, all the shopping, the baking, the gatherings and the extra hustle bustle? Is that how Mom was when you were growing up? Did Dad love to prepare the fireplace and have garland around the front door? Just because they have gotten […]

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

elderly falls

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?

caregiver support for aging parents

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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How to Handle it When Mom and Dad are Getting Older

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Who’s the busiest person you know? I can describe the person I know is one of the busiest, if not the busiest: Female Aged between 40 and 55 Has a spouse and children who may be grown May have grandchildren Works outside the home: in a job or volunteering Works inside the home: cooks, cleans, […]

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