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Nutrition and Dementia: Healthy Foods Boost Memory

 
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Benefits of a Short-term Respite Stay in Assisted Living for Family Caregivers

Providing care to an aging parent can be rewarding. It can also be stressful and time-consuming. According to Caregiving in the U.S., the mental and physical toll on a caregiver’s health appears to increase over time. One of the best ways to reduce this stress is to take advantage of a respite stay.

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4 Ways to Cope with Caregiver Stress

Caring for an aging loved one isn’t easy. From shopping and food preparation to dressing and grooming to researching care services and managing financial matters, family caregivers spend an average of 24.4 hours per week providing care, and one in four spends 41 hours or more per week providing care, according to Caregiving in the U.S. All of that physical, emotional and financial strain adds...

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VIDEO: What is the Best Care Options for Couples? Different Questions to Ask

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Home for the Holidays: A Checklist for Visiting Elderly Parents Living Alone

The holidays are wonderful for reminding us to make time for the important people in our lives, especially our families.

For families with an aging parent living alone, this is a great opportunity to reinforce their sense of family connection — and a great chance to check in on them.

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Nutrition and Seniors: Why Your Mom’s Appetite May Have Changed

As parents age, proper nutrition becomes even more important to their health, quality of life and vitality. Unfortunately, many changes occur that can make eating less enjoyable, reduce appetites and even make cooking feel more like a chore, and family caregivers are often responsible for making sure their loved ones are getting enough nutrients.

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How to Slow the Progression of Memory Loss

If your loved one has just received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you might be grieving over the expectation of losses you and your family will experience as the disease progresses. Although there is no cure for dementia, there are a few things seniors can do to slow down their memory loss and improve their overall body and brain functioning.

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Caregiving for Someone with Dementia? Tips for Navigating the Holiday Season

The holiday season is already stressful. Schedules get busy and emotions run high. If you’re also caring for a loved one with dementia, it can be overwhelming.

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What is a Respite Stay?

Caregiving is tough a business for the family of an ailing senior — especially as the primary or only caregiver. There’s no such thing as a night off, or a weekend away. It’s a 24/7 responsibility. That’s why a respite stay can be a lifesaver. You may be asking yourself: What is a respite stay?

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How Important is Senior Nutrition?

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for everyone. But seniors are at greater risk of failing to the meet their nutritional needs, and being misdiagnosed with various illnesses as a result.

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