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Few things are more important than assuring your loved one is safe at home.

But did you know 6 out of 10 falls occur in the home?
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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia can present special challenges, but you can ensure he stays safe and engaged by taking a few simple steps. #seniorcare   #eldercare   #caregiving  
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Keeping your mind and memory sharp might be as easy as greeting your neighbor or reading a new or favorite book.
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What makes a great caregiver? For starters, compassion, competence and the drive to help others. #seniorcare #caregiver #seniorshelpingseniors
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Signs Mom needs more help around the house can be right in front of you. #seniorcare #inhomecare 
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As the temperature rises, so does the risk of growing dehydrated. Older adults are especially susceptible due to changes in the body’s ability to conserve water, sense thirst and respond to temperature shifts!
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Few things evoke memories as powerfully as scents, and that reality is encouraging a growing number of families and medical professionals to turn to so-called alternative or complementary therapies for people with memory and cognitive disorders.
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Experts estimate late-life #depression affects about 6 million Americans 65 and older, but just 10 percent receive treatment for it. #eldercare   #seniorcare  
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Storytelling requires no special equipment, setting or time, and it can help loved ones with dementia plumb pleasant memories, be more verbal and can draw generations together.
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You’ll notice a theme in our past few posts.

Not only have we stayed focused on four of the five senses, but most of the conditions begin with a variation on the Greek prefix “presbys,” meaning “elder.” Presbycusis, age-related hearing loss, is no exception.
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