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Home Safe Home with Dementia – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Home Safe Home with Dementia – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Family caregivers who care for loved ones with dementia have to consider how they will handle a progressive disease, one which will eventually rob them of the senior they love. They face what seem like daily changes, which all too quickly become challenges. For family members who are dealing with dementia, that’s just one piece of the puzzle.… Continue Reading

Thanking Family Caregiver Heroes – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Thanking Family Caregiver Heroes – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Each March we celebrate American Red Cross Month by recognizing heroes and thanking them for all they do for the community and others. Since 1881, American Red Cross volunteers have been an essential part of our nation’s response to war, natural disaster and other human suffering. We’ve seen the triumph of the human spirit as… Continue Reading

Counteracting Sundowning Impacts – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Counteracting Sundowning Impacts – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Sundowning is a phenomenon that is faced by many caregivers of those with dementia. It’s yet another challenge faced by our senior loved ones and family caregivers. They may not realize there is a name for what happens in their home every afternoon and evening, but it causes them difficulty nonetheless. The symptoms of sundowning… Continue Reading

Habits of Heart Healthy Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Habits of Heart Healthy Seniors – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

February is Heart Month, when health experts want us all to remember to put our heart health on the front burner. Caregivers can help their senior loved ones remember they are never too old to adopt and maintain heart healthy habits. Heart disease is the number one killer in America. Heart attack, hypertension and stroke… Continue Reading

Don’t Let Hazards in Their Home Prevent Aging in Place by Seniors

Don’t Let Hazards in Their Home Prevent Aging in Place by Seniors

As family caregivers we worry our senior loved ones are not safe at home when they’re living independently. Most caregivers are responsible (or at least feel that way) for their aging parents and their ability to safely age in place in the home of their choice. Unfortunately, caregivers may be unaware of the hazards lurking in their seniors’… Continue Reading

Senior Women and Heart Disease – Reasons to Go Red Wear Red!

Senior Women and Heart Disease – Reasons to Go Red Wear Red!

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US and the leading cause of disability. Of the estimated 83.6 million people affected by heart disease, 42.2 million are over 60 years old. For the 60–79-year-old age group, 70.2% are men and 70.9% are women. For the 80+ year-old age group, 83.0% are men and 87.1% are women. The… Continue Reading

Benefits for Both When Seniors Engage with Younger Generations

Benefits for Both When Seniors Engage with Younger Generations

As our world evolves and families live miles apart, it seems that young and old are not brought together as frequently as in prior generations. Today’s millennials are vastly different than their grandparents. They are largely removed from institutions, according to a recent Pew Research report, including families. In many cases, their parents both worked… Continue Reading





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