Category 'Aging'

Backyard, High-Tech Cottages for Seniors Provide Peace of Mind for Caregivers

Mom and Dad are moving closer to be near family, so close you can see them right out the backdoor.

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Help Prepare a Senior’s Home for Winter

Whether your aging loved one lives in an area with four distinct seasons of the year or in milder temperatures year-round, autumn is the ideal time to winterize the home to protect it against the upcoming snow, rain and the dipping thermometer. Even relatively small steps toward guarding against the elements prove a cost savings in heating bills and exterior wear and tear to the home.

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Earthquake Preparedness for Seniors

Disaster preparation is especially important for older adults. Most safety recommendations apply to everyone, but as we age it’s more likely that we will have special medical or physical needs that require extra planning and care.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Grandparenting

Grandparenting brings some of life’s sweetest moments, but there are times of perplexity, too.

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Four Tips to Manage Primary Family Caregiver Stress

First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications. Soon, he needed regular at-home care. If you are a primary family caregiver, you understand the tough sacrifices and rewards of helping your elderly loved one with daily routines such as bathing, dressing and eating, or making medical and financial decisions.

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Baby Boomers Still Divorcing at a High Rate

Previous statistics listed American divorce rates dropping, but that’s not so with the middle-aged and older population, as the new research reveals.

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Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

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

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Older Women Carrying Extra Weight Risk Health Issues

Some older women joke about being “fluffy” or growing “love handles,” but carrying additional pounds as you age can cause a weighty list of health complications.

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Older Drivers Are Safer on the Road Today Than in the Past

Baby boomers are not the threat on the road that many in society perceive.

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Loneliness Can Cause Early Death

New research by the University of Chicago reveals that loneliness adversely affects the emotional and physical health of seniors – including increasing the chance of premature death by 14 percent.

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