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What Can You Do When You Don’t Know What to Do?

There are going to be times as a caregiver in which you don’t know what to do at all. That’s okay and there are ways to cope. Sit Down and Visualize the Situation Working out Perfectly Sometimes you don’t know what to do, but you know how you want the situation to work out. In…

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Help! My Aging Parent Is Afraid to Use Social Media

It’s hard to imagine staying in touch with friends and family nowadays without social media. However, your elderly parents lived their entire lives without it, relying on letters, phone calls and face-to-face visits. They could feel much more connected to their loved ones if they were online, but there are many obstacles they face. With…

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Many of us look forward to the summer with anticipation. We’re excited to spend more time outside and expect to be more active than during the cold winter months. But, for seniors, summer brings its own set of warm weather hazards. Keeping seniors safe in the summer requires being vigilant about things like heat, sun,…

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Have You Forgotten How to Have Fun?

It’s not uncommon at all for caregivers to get so wrapped up in the daily doings of caregiving that they forget what it’s like to have fun with life. If you’ve forgotten about fun, some of these ideas might help. Schedule in Free Time The biggest problem that you’re likely to face as a caregiver…

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Why Older Adults Should Consider Adopting a Cat

According to the Institute on Aging, around one third of older adults who live at home live alone. Living on their own can make older adults lonely, which could be bad for their health. In fact, studies have linked loneliness to a decline in mental and physical health. One way to combat loneliness in your…

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Can You Really Take a Vacation as a Family Caregiver?

Many family caregivers believe that taking a vacation is a mythical situation that never actually happens. But you can take a vacation as a caregiver. You simply have to do the legwork to make it happen. Plan Everything Out The very first stage is figuring out what you’re going to do, where you’re going to…

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Signs Your Senior May be Suffering from Diminished Vision

Low vision is one of the most common issues of advanced age. Structural changes as well as the lingering effects of problems such as eye injuries, overexposure to the sun, personal history of smoking and excessive use of alcohol, and even use of certain medications, often results in diminished integrity of the sense of vision.…

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What Is Normal When it Comes to Caregiving?

Lots of people who are about to become caregivers want to know what normal is for caregiving. It would be great if there were one map or flowchart that everyone could follow, but unfortunately normal is different for every caregiver and every caregiving situation. Every Situation Is Different It might feel obvious, but every single…

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