wear a face mask

With infection rates and even death counts appearing on your local news station every hour, it’s scary when you think about how your stubborn loved one is putting themselves in danger by not wearing a face mask. But what do you do when they won’t wear a face mask for any reason? Here are three…

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difference between covid-19 and a cold

If you’ve been feeling a bit ill lately, you may be pondering the difference between COVID-19 and a cold, flu or allergy. Here’s what you need to know. It’s true that COVID-19 is running rampant in many parts of the United States, but that doesn’t mean other illnesses have gone away. Although it’s important to…

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senior self care

Self Care becomes more and more important as our lives become busy and we spend more time caring for others, but we often forget that senior self care is important as well. Seniors may be at a stage in their lives where they are struggling with their independence, but don’t want to be a burden…

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keep parents involved

In this day of social distancing, it can be extremely frustrating to not be able to see your parents, or for your children to miss seeing their grandparents. However, there are ways to keep parents involved in your lives even while staying a safe distance from them. Virtual Calls Even grandparents these days are learning…

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new caregiver

Your parents were there for you, helping you to become the person you are today. You never pictured the day when your roles would be reversed. You are a new caregiver now. You are not alone. Whether it is for one aging parent or both, there will come a time in most peoples lives when…

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sleep deprivation in seniors

Sleep is one of the keys for healthy living. Many people don’t realize that the elderly can struggle with sleep issues like insomnia quite a bit. Sleep deprivation in seniors is incredibly common. This is a serious issue that affects their health and well-being in many ways. Almost everyone deals with insomnia now and again.…

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caregiver burnout

You haven’t slept through the night in weeks. You struggle with frequent headaches and an upset stomach. You never finish your to do list by the end of each day. You can’t seem to shake your latest cold. You can’t remember the last time you had lunch with friends. You find yourself more irritable and…

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avoid internet scams

If you are working a full-time job, or your profession requires you to travel often, taking care of your parents or grandparents may prove hectic. Furthermore, getting help might prove trickier since there is little time to do research or interviews, making you vulnerable to internet scams. Also, since the COVID-19 outbreak, providing home health…

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dinner ideas for seniors

If you’re a senior adult, chances are you know a thing or two about the importance of a hearty, home-cooked meal. However, dinner ideas for seniors can be a challenge with limited mobility. The following tips will help you navigate the challenges of eating a healthy diet while living with mobility-related problems such as arthritis.…

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video chatting

Video chatting is an excellent way for seniors to connect with family and friends. Seniors should take certain precautions to ensure their safety. Consider these safety tips when you are video chatting with people on the internet. Don’t Video Chat With Strangers Seniors are encouraged to limit video chat conversations to people they actually know.…

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