Category: Aging Well

Aging in Place with Parkinson’s Disease

Aging in place with Parkinson’s disease while receiving public benefits can provide valuable support and resources for individuals and their families. Here are some key points to consider when navigating this situation: Home ModificationsAging in place often requires making modifications to the home to enhance safety and accessibility. Public benefit programs may offer financial assistance …

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Why Adult Day Care as an Alternative to In-Home Care

Adult day care can indeed be a viable alternative to in-home care for individuals who require assistance and supervision during the day. Adult day care centers provide a structured and supportive environment for older adults or individuals with disabilities, offering various services and activities to meet their needs. Here are some key points to consider …

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Aging In Place and Caregiving

Aging at home with caregiving refers to the practice of elderly individuals continuing to live intheir own homes while receiving assistance and support from caregivers. It is a popular choice for many seniors who prefer to remain in familiar surroundings as they age. Caregiving can take different forms, ranging from family members providing care to …

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Estate Planning for Snowbirds

As a snowbird, deciding where you would like to split your time is an important decision. However, the second most important decision you should make is which place is the best place to establish residency.  You may have always dreamed of leaving the cold winters behind to live part of the year where the sun …

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Advance Directives for young adults

A common misconception is that advance directives are only for the elderly or sickly people. Many people falsely believe that advance directives are only needed as we age and start having health problems. That could not be further from the truth. Everyone over 18 should have advance directives. Why? Accidents and emergencies happen every day. …

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Gifts That Say I Care

Choosing a gift can be difficult, especially for persons with dementia or other disabilities. Families often ask us what would be appropriate gifts to give our clients for the Holidays, so as a helpful resource here are some gift ideas. Gifts to Improve Memory and Cognitive Function: Crossword Puzzle Books (word search, Sudoku) Hand-held video …

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Mindfulness-based Approaches for Elders and their Caregivers

Mindfulness is “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the presentmoment, and non-judgmentally” Elders and their caregivers confront multiple, often simultaneous stressful challenges of loss, illness, and disability. Many are treated with Western medicine for pain and chronic conditions, which may be stress-related, often producing marginal results. In addition, studies now connect high …

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When your children won’t talk to you

When your children won't talk to you

If your adult child has cut off contact, you are not alone. An estimated 11% of parents are estranged from their adult kids. That’s 1:8. But you wouldn’t know it to hear others talk. There is such a stigma around the issue that estranged parents rarely talk about it with others. Instead, they tend to …

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Planning to “retire” from driving

Planning to "retire" from driving

Did you know that we usually outlive our ability to drive safely by six to ten years? As we age, we naturally modify how we drive to address physical changes: Stiff joints, poor vision, slow reflexes. But a time will come when it’s simply unwise to continue behind the wheel. We do plenty of planning …

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Age-friendly exteriors

Age-friendly exteriors

When imagining an age-friendly house, many people think of ramps for wheelchairs and walkers. Indeed, ramps are essential—if and when they are needed. There are, however, modifications for the outside of a home that simply make daily life and basic maintenance easier. They help prevent falls by addressing the common conditions of arthritis, poor eyesight, …

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