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March 28, 2018

Caregiver: What To Do When a Parent Repeats the Same Things Over and Over

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK One sign of the aging brain, even without dementia, is that people repeat themselves more often, especially when they tell stories. There are reasons for this that are not related to dementia, though […]
March 26, 2018

Caregivers 5 Ways to Control Diabetes

These 5 steps will help caregivers manage their aging parent’s diabetes and live a long and active life. 1. Educate Yourself About Diabetes in the Elderly
March 22, 2018

Caregiving Hydration and Delirium

Did you know that: Delirium is different from dementia? Dehydration is a cause of delirium? Older adults can avoid delirium by staying hydrated?
March 20, 2018

Caregiver Tips for Keeping Seniors Busy and Active

BY CAROL BRADLEY BURSACK As caregivers, we strive to meet all our loved ones’ needs. We give medication reminders, cook meals, manage doctor’s appointments and keep schedules. Our daily tasks can all be challenging, but one, in […]
March 6, 2018

Create Your All-Star Care Team in 5 Steps

In this country, there is a growing problem regarding a lack of supportive resources for family caregivers. There are government programs, charities, and nonprofits that might be able to help intermittently, but what caregivers often need […]
February 26, 2018

Why the Flu Is Often Missed in Older Adults By Caregivers

(A longer version of this article appeared previously on BetterHealthWhileAging.net.) You’ve likely heard the news: the flu is pretty bad this year, with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirming a higher-than-usual level of illnesses, hospitalizations and even deaths.
February 19, 2018

Senior Housing Needs to Increase Its Diversity Competency

(Next Avenue invited our 2017 Influencers in Aging to blog about the one thing they would like to change about aging in America. One of the posts is below. We will be publishing others regularly.) With so many […]
February 16, 2018

The Aging and Alone Care Needs and Preferences

In the past year, the aging segment who live without the support of grown children, a spouse or partner makes small gains in awareness from the healthcare professionals. Other than a handful of friends, in many […]
February 15, 2018

Can a Senior Living Community Make a Marriage Better?

Harold and Lois Greene still get around pretty well, considering he’s 92 years old and she’s 86. Lois’s hands shake a bit from Parkinson’s disease and Harold sometimes needs a cane to walk. The couple stays […]

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