Senior woman with red Santa's hat holding hot tea and looking through window. Xmas, home, age, alone, senior concept.
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How Can I Help My Senior Loved One Beat the Holiday Blues?

Ah, the holidays: they’re the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most challenging. For a lot of older adults who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic health issues, or are suffering from isolation and loneliness,…
Senior woman with caregiver
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Can Planning for Senior Falls Actually Prevent Them?

Falls among the elderly are all too common and may have serious outcomes. Taking protective measures is crucial, including examining the home for fall dangers like area rugs as well as other trip and fall hazards, poor lighting, and an absence…
Senior man patient in hospital eating lunch
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Turkey with All the Delicious Fixings and… a Trip to the Emergency Department?

Even though we may well envision a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the entire family savoring quality time together and Grandma’s traditional meal, the reality for some families involves something unexpected: a visit…
Sad elephant sitting on a bench on the glade
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How Elephants Are Helping Alzheimer’s Disease

The old adage, “An elephant never forgets,” is true: elephants really do have incredible memories, even into their old age. For example, they can recall and go back to very specific places decades after visiting them, irrespective of age.…
Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
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Finding the Balance Between Safety and Independence for Seniors at Home

It’s a conflict that develops for numerous families: older adults adamantly like to age in place in their own homes, while their family members worry about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both cases. Seniors, especially…
Family problems between son and father
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Orange County Home Care | Caregiving Within Difficult Family Dynamics

It is no surprise that difficult family dynamics can affect a caregiver's attitude. For people who have been brought up by loving parents who took care of all their needs, providing the same degree of care may simply be second nature. But…
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Dementia and Guns: A Deadly Mix?

With a heated level of debate rivaling the Hatfields and McCoys, it seems impossible to calmly come to an agreement regarding the issue of gun control. Yet no matter which side of the issue you are on, there’s one little-mentioned situation…
Senior Man waking up
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Caution: Sleeping Pills May Be Dangerous to Senior Health

Could there be anything better than getting up well rested after a good night’s sleep, completely energized and able to face the day? For some older adults – as much as a third of them – getting sufficient sleep only occurs inside their…
Senior woman at laptop in kitchen
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Orange County, CA Home Care Tips: Planning as a Solo Ager

If you are a baby boomer without children, the new term "solo ager" applies to you. This strong and independent group faces some distinct issues in aging, particularly who to designate as guardian and decision-maker in case they become not…
Senior couple looking at medicine bottles.
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Orange County Alzheimer’s Care Advice: Should You Try Alternative Treatments?

As the expression goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That may easily pertain to the current influx of businesses touting alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions in an effort to cure, or at least…