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Late-Blooming Artists: Musician, Painter, Writer

My curiosity about aging and artistic interests started as academic. Soon, I had a personal interest developing my own artistic self. I wondered what life would look like without my profession. Working as a psychologist had been my calling, it had defined me.

The older brain has capacities that actually help develop the budding, late-blooming artist. Creating art benefits the aging brain. This circular, reinforcing process has profound benefits.

The Vintage Years is my book about pursuing the life of the artist after sixty.

I use the term artist very loosely.

An artist creates with openness and a child

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Long Distance Caregiving: Should You Move Closer To Home?

The stress makes it feel like an impossible decision. Should

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Being a Caregiver Can Be Good For You

Caregivers take heart, research is showing that caring for others is good for you! It

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Aging: Expectations and Reality

Aging. Getting old. What does that really mean?

Think back to when you were young

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

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 the gift of your time and your attention. Sometimes it is more than they can muster to just get the regular household chores done, or gather the fortitude to get the car out on wet or icy roads.

A bowl of cereal or a few crackers and some peanut butter appear to be a sufficient meal when the task of cooking something is just too much bother.

Can you imagine what that must feel like. Yes, that’s why many seniors today fight depression. They are overwhelmed and left alone with too much time and too little energy.

The sad thing is that when people do less and become idle, they also lose strength and endurance, making them more frail. So the cycle spirals downward.

That’s when families and friends can really show how much they care. Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions, we offer a daily call and that does wonders to the mental and physical health of seniors. Knowing that phone will ring and someone is genuinely interested in talking with them changes the daily outlook of many aging folks. Our Care Callers are much more than a robocall or recording, they touch hearts and become a reliable friendly person on the other end of the phone.

Families can give the gift of a daily call from a Keeping In Touch Solutions Care Caller. That gift would make a real difference – more than slippers or scarf!

In addition, family members can give love coupons that will also go a long way to improve physical and mental health in their aging family member. A coupon could be for something that has to be done around the house, but is too much or too challenging like cleaning out gutters, trimming bushes, planting the garden, or cleaning the carpets. Or, a coupon could be for outings of their choice: a trip to the fabric store, library, or a drive through the countryside to see the trees changing color. Coupons good for something each month – it’s not only a nice thing, it’s a promise that will be counted on and redeemed regularly.

By the time seniors reach their golden years, they no longer want things. In fact, many will tell you that priorities and those things that are important to them change. What was important when they were younger has lost its glitter and now relationships, friendships, caring and love are at the top of their lists.

So find a way to show Grandma and Grandpa how much you care. Give them time. Give them attention. Make new memories and you’ll find that, in the end, it will be a gift for all of you.

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let

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Medications and Aging Adults

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.

Here at Keeping In Touch Solutions, we know what a challenge it can be to stay on top of the meds, the doses, interactions and everything else. But it’s really important because medications are powerful and can have adverse implications. We want to remind you to…

 

Because this is such an important issue, we make medication reminders a part of our daily call service and we’ve had clients tell us how much that has meant to them.

We are glad to be of service! Don’t spend another day worrying about your aging loved ones or yourself living alone. Sign up for Keeping In Touch Solutions Daily Check-in Call service.

If you want more information, don’t hesitate to sign up for a complimentary consultation. It’s a few minutes that could really change life for you and for someone you love!

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let

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Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn

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3 Ways to Reduce Caregiver Stress

As a caregiver, what

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

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 put everyone

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What Will Show Them I Can Take Care of Myself?

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 special report that will give daughters (and sons) information about the telltale signs that signal Mom needs a hand. This report has been a real eye-opener for many folks in the sandwich generation.

But now, we want to talk to Mom. When your kids see you aren’t able to do everything you used to do, it can be unnerving to them. You might have been the Super-Mom while they were growing up and it’s hard for them to believe that you can’t leap tall buildings and burn the midnight oil you used to.

There are things you can do to show them that you are still able to take care of yourself. Just like you probably told them as they grew up, actions speak louder than words.

Watch this video. It’s meant to remind you of those things you told your kids were important for them to show they were able to take care of themselves.

Just remember that Keeping In Touch Solutions is here for you and your family as you start to transition into a new chapter of life – for both of you.

A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.

Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let