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How to Talk to a Friend or Loved One about Moving to Assisted Living

Initiating a conversation about moving to an assisted living community is rarely easy. People often put the discussion off longer than they should because they fear upsetting their loved one. That sometimes means families haven’t talked about senior care options when an accident or serious illness occurs.

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How to Show Your Appreciation to a Family Caregiver

Caring for an aging loved one can be a rewarding experience. It often provides families with an opportunity to reconnect, reminisce, and bond. Time spent caregiving can create memories that last a lifetime.

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Intergenerational Family Activities for Winter Months

Winter can be a cold and snowy season in many parts of the country. It might make older adults more reluctant to go outdoors as often as they might like. Understandably so.

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How to Conduct a Bathroom Safety Audit at a Senior's Home

Falls are a leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Experts say an average of 2.8 million adults are treated in an emergency room for fall-related injuries every year. For seniors, the bathroom is the most dangerous place in the home. Older adults experience more falls here than in any other room in the house.

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How to Help a Senior Loved One Stay Safe on Facebook

When Facebook was launched in 2004, the goal was to help students at Harvard connect with one another. It quickly spread to college campuses across the country.

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The Adult Child Dilemma: Coping with Guilt When a Parent Moves to Assisted Living

Caring for an aging parent at home is a rewarding but demanding role. Family caregivers often take this job on while raising their own children and working outside the home. It is a juggling act that is understandably difficult to manage for an extended period.

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How a Positive Attitude Helps You Age Well

Aging well means more than just eating right and exercising. Adopting a positive outlook on life can also help. Research shows the power of positive thinking can play a role in everything from how you feel about growing older to how well you age.

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4 Ways Caregivers Can Fit Exercise into a Busy Schedule

If you are feeling stressed out and weary from your role of family caregiver, it may seem like fitting exercise into your day is impossible. You might feel like there just isn’t time. As a result, you could be neglecting your own wellbeing and end up experiencing a health crisis.

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