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What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

What’s the Best Pet for a Senior Loved One with Dementia?

Companionship in the form of a four-legged friend can be a real lifeline for people who are aging, especially when dementia is present. Throughout history, animals’ primary function has been utilitarian. They helped plow fields or transport passengers. Today domesticated animals have a strong connection for humans. Pets bring friendship to seniors and their family… Continue Reading

Celebrating Mothers With Gratitude and Love

Celebrating Mothers With Gratitude and Love

Mother’s Day is a special day of celebration, recognition, and remembrance for the women who shaped our generations and us as individuals. Family caregivers show Mom how important she is to them every day, with Mother’s Day still being a special time to thank her for all she has done. We celebrate the women who… Continue Reading

Hospital ERs Changing to Provide More Senior-Friendly Care

Hospital ERs Changing to Provide More Senior-Friendly Care

How many family caregivers have visited an emergency room (ER) or emergency department (ED) in the past year with our senior loved ones? No matter how many of you raised your hands it’s too many — and, worse, too much pain for too many older loved ones. We dread it and what it means, but there are… Continue Reading

May is Older Americans Month — Engage at Every Age!

May is Older Americans Month — Engage at Every Age!

May is the month that we celebrate aging! Well, Senior Care Corner® celebrates aging year-round, but May is when the Administration on Aging leads a formal celebration each year. The theme for this year’s celebration, the 55th annual celebration, is Engage at Every Age! This year’s theme emphasizes that you are never too old (or… Continue Reading

Senior Home Safety Issues — What Family Caregivers Can Do

Senior Home Safety Issues — What Family Caregivers Can Do

Falls are always a concern for family caregivers of seniors, with good reason. There are 29 million falls each year and they are the leading cause of injury-related death in older adults. More than 7 million older adults require medical treatment or restricted activity following a fall. Falls are a primary cause for lack of… Continue Reading





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