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Caring for Elderly Parents the Right Way – Playing Offense vs. Defense

Feeling safe, protected and cared for is so wonderful. Fathers and mothers thrive on making sure their kids are surrounded within the comfort of recognizing their needs will be fulfilled, offering the safety net that allows them the self-confidence to explore the world all around them. Yet there comes a stage in all children’s lives […]

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The Latest Sandwich Generation Transformation: The Boomerangs

We’re living longer than ever before, thanks to incredible advances in science and medicine, and as a result, the sandwich generation (those caring for children and parents simultaneously) are finding a new niche as they age: the boomerang generation. “Aging together” is the caption for older adults whose mother and father are still living and […]

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How Investing Just 45 Minutes Each Week Can Improve Arthritis

When it comes to exercise and staying active to maintain optimum health, seniors are no exception! However, if you are one of the many older adults battling the pain of arthritis, keeping up with your physical fitness requirements can be difficult. Thankfully, the most recent recommendations ease back on the intensity of activity for mature […]

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Simple Strength, Balance and Flexibility Exercises to Do at Home

For someone with medical problems, or who has been inactive and wants to exercise vigorously, always check with a doctor before beginning a physical activity program. A doctor can help find a program suited to a patient’s needs and physical condition. If the patient has a high risk of heart disease, a doctor may conduct […]

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Pain Management in the Elderly and the Dangers of Addiction

Is it possible you may have a preconceived notion of certain stereotypical groups of people? For instance, when you hear the words “drug addict”, what immediately comes to mind? A young adult struggling to make it through daily living without a fix, maybe resorting to a life of crime to fund his or her addiction? […]

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Are Sundowning Symptoms Disrupting Sleep? Try These Tips.

Those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease know that as the day winds down, the stressors can ramp up. Sundowning, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours, is exhausting for all involved. Aggravations escalate as members of the family try to keep the […]

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Try These Timesaving Tips for Caregivers and Cut Back on Stress

“If only there were a few more hours in the day!” If you are in the “sandwich generation”, most likely you can relate to this sentiment, as you are constantly juggling the needs of your children and the needs of your aging parents. The following timesaving tips, however, may help to shave just a few […]

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Taking Care of Parents? These Tips Can Help!

Since your mother gave up her car keys and is having difficulties moving around on her own, you and your siblings have made the decision to share the task of providing for her care needs. Someone has to take her to the doctor’s office, grocery store and beauty shop. Someone else needs to take care […]

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Help for Those Providing Dementia Care

If only providing dementia care for a loved came with a handbook, rather than the trial-and-error-and-trial-again method so many of us are faced with. The different phases of the disease that have to be worked through make it even more complex; the moment we begin to feel moderately adept at handling one phase, we’re on […]

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Does Reducing Saturated Fat Decrease Heart Disease Risk? Shocking Answers.

It’s difficult to plan healthy meals to reduce heart disease risk when what is recommended as “healthy” seems to change from one month to the next. We’d been told that saturated fats from sources such as butter, red meat and fried food were detrimental, but later research indicated there wasn’t enough proof that those who […]

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Could You Actually Be Using This Form of Elder Abuse on a Loved One?

Nowadays, everyone is talking about bullying and how to stop it. We’re now a zero tolerance society when it comes to bullying, and a rough and tough ten-year-old can no longer get away with teasing and tormenting his classmates. But perhaps there’s some other, less apparent sort of bullying occurring – that of trying to […]