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Should You Get a Pet in Your Senior Years?

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but whatever kind of domestic animal you choose as your friend, they can bring wonderful benefits and joy to your life. If you’re in your senior years, you may be debating whether or not to get a pet. There may be downsides such as not being able […]

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4 Assisted Living Search Mistakes to Avoid

When you’re looking for an assisted living community for a senior family member, it’s important that you select carefully to make sure they’ll be happy and well looked after when they need to be. We’ve already looked at some key things you should do when choosing a nursing home or assisted living, now let’s look […]

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Managing Personality and Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease causes brain cells to die, so the brain works less well over time. This changes how a person acts. This article has suggestions that may help you understand and cope with changes in personality and behavior in a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Common Changes in Personality and BehaviorCommon personality and behavior changes you […]

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Signs to consider when trying to decide if it’s time

Some people joke about living in a nursing home as they begin to age, but there comes a time when this becomes less of a funny comment and more of a serious option to consider. Not everyone who is elderly needs to live in a nursing home. However, there are certain situations when this is […]

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Assessing Memory Problems

We all start to get a bit more forgetful as we get older. Even in our younger adult years, we’re all prone to walking into a room and completely forgetting why we went in there. This is common and may get worse as we age, but it’s normally nothing to worry about. So, when we […]

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

Choosing the right nursing home for an aging family member can be a difficult decision. You want to make sure that they’ll be living somewhere comfortable, with staff they can trust, opportunities to socialize, and with everything they need to function. So, how do you go about making this decision? Search for nursing homes in […]

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Why You Should Pick Up New Hobbies in Later Life

Pay no attention to the saying, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Trying new things is something we should be open to doing throughout our entire lives, and it can have a lot of benefits, too. Read on to find out why your senior years are a great time to try out new […]

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Fun Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren

One of the best things about getting older is seeing your children grow up and start their own families. Most people report that being a grandparent is even better than becoming a parent because you get to do fun things with them and shower them with love and gifts without all of the sleepless nights […]

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If your senior parents need to move house, here are some tips to help you and them through moving day as smoothly as possible.

Moving home can be an incredibly stressful experience. Unfortunately, we often need to move home when it comes to our senior years. Many people move into a retirement home while others simply need to move into a house that is more accessible and easier to manage. Some might even move in with their adult children […]

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More Causes of Memory Loss When Alzheimer’s Isn’t to Blame

It can be hard to spot the difference between normal memory problems that come with aging and those associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. But what if it’s neither of these options? If you or a family member are demonstrating memory loss but you’ve ruled out Alzheimer’s, there may be other causes that need treating.  Let’s look […]