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How to Communicate with a Loved One who has Dementia

When your loved one has dementia, communicating with them may become challenging. Unfortunately, as dementia is progressive, communication usually becomes more difficult with time. Your loved one may experience the inability to understand or express their thoughts, which can be very frustrating and overwhelming for them and yourself. Having the right strategies for communicating with …

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How To Make a Bathroom More Accessible For Your Senior Loved One

If your loved one is having difficulty getting to and navigating the bathroom, there are ways to make the bathroom much more accessible to them. Making the bathroom accessible will allow your senior loved one to keep their independence while staying safe at home. Here are a few updates and adjustments you can easily make. …

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Helping Elderly Loved Ones Stay Safe and Warm this Winter

Winter brings chilly air and occasional snow. While for most of us, that means shoveling snow and trying to stay warm indoors, it can be a little more serious for our elderly loved ones as it presents risks to their health and well-being. Staying warm during the frigid temperatures is crucial for seniors who are …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seniors

As winter approaches, the days are getting shorter and perhaps a bit more depressing. The colder temperatures may mean we are not getting outside as much as we did only a few months ago. And with COVID-19 still being an issue, many of our senior loved ones have now been physically distanced from their friends …

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Five Important Reasons for Seniors to Stay Active

We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any age, but what you may not know is that senior adults have some unique reasons why staying active without overexerting themselves is important. In this blog, we will discuss 5 benefits of exercise for older adults. 1. Maintain independence longer …

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5 Common Misconceptions About Home Care

When family members first start to consider home care for their senior loved ones, they can quickly become overwhelmed with all the available information on home care and home care services. At times, it becomes challenging to separate the truth from bias or misinformation. In this article, we will discuss 5 common misconceptions about home …

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