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Self-Care vs. Medical Help

Healing takes longer when your body is older, but how do seniors know when to rely on self-care for aches, pains and injuries and when to seek medical help?

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10 Healthy Aging Tips For Santa

We know that at this time of year, your mailbox at the North Pole is overflowing! But we hope you’ll take time to read our wish list for you—the gift of healthy lifestyle choices. We’re making our list and checking it twice to find ways for you to stay active and engaged for years to come!

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Little-Known Veterans Benefit – Aid and Attendance

Many veterans are unaware of the Aid and Attendance (A&A) monetary benefit.

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Why Does My Loved One Rummage and Hide Things?

When a person is living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related condition, family caregivers are often troubled by changes in the way their loved one acts. These changes, sometimes referred to as “behaviors” or “negative behaviors,” are better considered for what they truly are: expressions of the person’s needs, as distorted by the effects of the disease. Empathy and understanding that there may be a rational reason behind seemingly irrational actions helps caregivers devise strategies for preserving their loved one’s safety and dignity while making things easier for family.

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When Your Loved One Resists Home Care; Why Alzheimer’s Patients Search for Things

These and other stories are in the December edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Prepaid Debit Cards Protect Seniors

Prepaid debit cards are one of the most secure ways to reign in overzealous or unwise spending by seniors.

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Having the Talk About Home Care

Professional in-home care agencies report an uptick in information calls in early January. The reason? The holidays are the time when out-of-town relatives are most likely to visit their elderly loved ones—and to realize that these seniors need help!

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Success in Making Older People Happy

As people get older, they gain pleasure from more ordinary, everyday experiences while their happiness from extraordinary experiences remains fairly stable.

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Protecting Senior Skin During Cold Weather

Winter is dry skin season! And as we grow older, the normal changes in the thickness and elasticity of our skin make it more likely that cool temperatures and dry air will cause chapping, cracking and other uncomfortable skin conditions. Saint Louis University dermatology professor Dr. Michelle Tarbox offers tips for happier winter skin.

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Three Ways to Pay for Home Care

Home care costs vary depending on the number of hours of service and the level of care needed. To help you choose how to best pay for your home caregiver needs, consider these three options.

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