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Give Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s A Chance To Thrive

I live in a high rise building downtown and when I feel motivated, I make my way to the 9th floor. On the ninth floor lies a beautiful outdoor pool, sauna, grill…and yes, the gym. There’s always some kind of excitement happening on the ninth floor, but one day, a few months ago, it was eerily quiet.

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Suggestions For Caregivers Supporting Someone With Alzheimer's

As a significant number of adults in the U.S. enter into old age, the need for caregivers at assisted living facilities and at home has grown significantly. According to the report "Caregiving in America" from the Caregivers Library, approximately 1.4 million seniors over the age of 65 live at nursing homes and even more live at home, many of whom rely on caregivers for support. Alzheimer's disease affects millions of these seniors, making it crucial that caregivers are familiar with how to support someone experiencing the condition. 

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White House Aging Conference Gives Seniors Hope

On July 13, The White House held the White House Conference on Aging, an event that is hosted just once each decade. The results and initiatives of each conference often determine senior care for the next 10 years. While every event involves lots of discussion on current health care issues and a few resolutions for these problems, this year's conference truly highlighted questions that have been troubling seniors and their families for years, the Senior Housing Forum noted.

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How To Help Caregivers Handle Guilt

The number of adults taking on the role of a caregiver for a loved one is growing as the baby boomer generation - the world's largest population - reaches old age. Approximately 44 million adults 18 or older care for an aging relative or friend in the U.S., according to AARP's most recent statistics. It's important that health professionals ensure these caregivers keep their mental and physical health in check, as providing full-time support can be a challenging task. 

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CARP Survey Shows Where Health Care System Can Improve

The Canadian Institute for Health Information's Health Care Policy Survey of Older Adults was taken in 2015 to shed light on the experiences ageing seniors have with their current health care systems and improvements that can be made. The survey encompassed 11 countries, including Canada. 

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The 5 Best Apps For Caregivers

As caregivers, it can often seem like you have your hands full with loved ones. Luckily, we live in a world of technology that helps make things more convenient for us. Well, why shouldn't caregiving be made easy with technology? Now it is, thanks to a few handy apps. Use these caregiving apps to aid you from day to day.

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How Senior Living Brings Peace of Mind to Families

As someone who serves as a guide along the senior care journey, it’s sometimes tough to talk with families experiencing so much pain & stress. I know senior living is usually the right solution, but this can be an overwhelming proposition to a family on the other end of the phone who sees it as a never-ending process, getting worse by the day.

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Getting Flirty After 50: A Guide to Dating as an Older Adult

Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton may make senior dating look easy in the movies, but many older adults find the process to be much more daunting than what's presented by A-list celebrities. You may not be running into Mr. Right in the university library, but that doesn't mean your dating life has to remain at a standstill during your senior years.

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