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What Adult Children Should Know about Senior Depression during the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can trigger depression and sadness in many people, including older adults. Over the years, you might have witnessed changes in your loved one’s mood as the holiday season draws near. Some seniors become irritable and quick to anger, while others may be tearful and withdrawn. These behaviors are a stark contrast to the cheerfulness most of us associate with the season.

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6 Tips for Touring an Assisted Living Community on a Senior's Behalf

Finding an assisted living community that is a good fit for a senior loved one takes time and thoughtful research. One step of the research process is paying a personal visit to each community you are considering. Touring and talking with staff and residents is the best way to learn more about the community’s services, amenities, and culture.

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Navigating Sexual Relationships When a Loved One Has Memory Loss

People living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia have the same basic human needs as anyone else. This includes sexual expression, which may be uncomfortable to discuss, but cannot be ignored.

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Recognizing and Preventing Depression When You Are a Family Caregiver

The physical and emotional demands of providing care for a senior loved one can cause even the most ardent caregiver to feel a little blue from time to time. Being responsible for the health and wellbeing of a person you love is daunting. A caregiver might worry that they aren’t doing a good job meeting their loved one’s needs or fear they will forget something important, such as an appointment or a medication dosage.

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6 Early Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

We all occasionally misplace our belongings or have problems remembering a new acquaintance’s name. Infrequent lapses like these aren’t unusual in the course of modern life.

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How to Cope When a Loved One with Alzheimer's Develops a Romantic Crush

Having a romantic relationship can be as common for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease as with any other person. However, it’s a situation that can be awkward for families to experience if their loved one is in a previously committed relationship with someone else. 

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How to Lighten up Your Thanksgiving Menu When a Loved One Is on a Restricted Diet

Thanksgiving is typically a day to pause and give thanks for life’s many blessings. Many older adults gather with friends and family to enjoy a traditional meal. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the holiday’s traditional menu choices aren’t very healthy.

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Why You Should Adopt a Senior Pet

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month. While many people are committed to adopting animals through local shelters, older animals are often overlooked in favor of younger ones. But for seniors, adopting an older pet can be an ideal solution.

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