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We discuss a few of our favorite aids for daily living and what they can do to help you or your loved one.

#AidsForDailyLiving #IndependentLiving

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Family caregivers generally earn their job title in one of two ways. The first is what I call the "sneak up mode." The second is "crisis mode." Either way, learn what to expect as a new caregiver.

#caregiver   #CaringForElderly  

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Whether your loved one has been recently diagnosed with a form of dementia or is in an advanced stage of the disease, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can be extra challenging for them and their family caregivers.

#dementia   #caregiver  

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Stay safe in the kitchen this holiday season with these tips.


#KitchenSafety   #HolidayCooking  

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Make no mistake, not all home care agencies are created equal. Using an agency to provide paid caregivers may give older adults and their families a false sense of security regarding their background and skill set, according to a recent study. Just because they are an agency employee doesn't necessarily mean they are trained to care for an elderly person.

#caregiver   #HomeCare  

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This new senior - age 55 and beyond - lives on or near campus; goes to class, theater performances and ballgames; wears school sweatshirts, and engages in activities like mentoring undergraduates. It's an interesting concept that is growing at colleges across the country.
http://www.ageinplace.org/Blog/Post/3732

#SeniorAdults  
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The elderly leave us a priceless gift when they bestow their knowledge, skills and history to family and beloved friends. Helping a person with the task of leaving a legacy is an opportunity to benefit everyone involved.

#LeavingALegacy   #wisdom  

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#DidYouKnow  dementia affects a person's vision?

#dementia  

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#DidYouKnow  48 percent of home accidents experienced by seniors could be prevented. Take steps by making home modifications and adding safety products to prevent accidents.


#HomeModifications   #SeniorsAtHome  
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You might think you’re never going to fall, but the truth is 1 in 3 older adults fall every year in the U.S. The good news is that most falls are preventable. Start by learning 6 easy steps from the National Council on Aging.

#FallPrevention  
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