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Verbal and Nonverbal Validation Techniques to Use When a Senior Has Dementia

The Validation Method is an empathetic way of communicating with older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Rather than redirecting your loved one or using white lies, caregivers should use Validation to step into the shoes of their loved one and truly feel the needs they are attempting to express.

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How to Find a Meaningful Volunteer Project during Retirement

Successfully transitioning from the working world to retirement often happens in phases. In the days immediately following retirement, a senior might feel a sense of relief and freedom. A lifetime in a structured work environment often limits a person’s ability to explore hobbies and enjoy free time.

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Stroke Awareness and Younger Adults

The death of actor Luke Perry surprised everyone. Perry seemed like an active 52-year-old in the prime of his life. That someone so young could lose their life to a massive stroke has many wondering if they are at risk.

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Is Spirituality Linked to Senior Health?

Does connecting with your spiritual side help you live a healthier life? Older adults are increasingly asking themselves this question. Researchers believe the answer is “yes.” Adults who have a strong sense of spirit tend to be healthier.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening Options for Seniors

Colorectal cancer is the third-most common type of cancer among both men and women and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths. While incidences of colorectal cancer are declining among adults age 50 and over, newly diagnosed cases among younger adults are on the rise. Scientists haven’t been able to pinpoint a reason for the increase.

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Can Aromatherapy Help Stimulate Appetite in a Senior?

Maintaining a healthy weight is important at every age. It helps prevent heart disease, builds core strength, maintains joint health, and more. While many people associate weight management with losing weight, for some seniors it can actually mean putting on a few pounds.

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Careers in Aging Week: Let's Celebrate Sunrise Team Members!

Every year during the first full week of March, organizations across the world observe Careers in Aging Week, a celebration of the wide-ranging career opportunities available in the field of aging.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Guardianships

Guardianship is a topic that often comes up when loved ones are planning a senior’s future care. Many times, it is because the older adult is experiencing a decline in physical or cognitive health.

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