5 Ways to Help Protect Aging Loved Ones and Their Money from Scams

Guest Post Author: Delores Brenedt | SP Solutions Care Research suggests that after the age of 70 our financial decision-making abilities can decline rapidly.  Year-round, especially during tax season with people posing as government and credit company representatives, we are hearing about more scams and new ways that deceive and defraud aging people out of […]

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An Interview with Joyce Williams, 2018 UK Blogger Finalist for ‘Grandma Williams’

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Joyce Williams also known as “Grandma Williams” on her journey to becoming a first-time blogger at 80!  Joyce is a fantastic example of how older adults are disrupting the long-held (stubborn) beliefs of what it means to grow older.  With a stellar sense-of-humor and an impactful pen (keyboard), […]

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Sick and Tired of Trying to Manage All your Medications? Try CVS Pharmacy’s New Program ScriptPath Prescription Schedule Today

I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about #BetterHealthMadeEasy, how to #FindYourHealthy and #DiscoverCVS. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Medication Management Made Easy As a family caregiver, you know how difficult it […]

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​Understanding Terms of Endearment: The ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ of calling the Older Adults in our Care “Sweetie” or “Honey.​”

Some people have a strong affiliation either for or against the use of terms of endearment. They either love it or hate it, and the middle area of when their use is appropriate is grey. When about older adults, there is a multitude of reasons why you should not exchange an individual’s name with a […]

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How to Start an Activities Program for Older Adults

Guest Post Author: Danny W. Pettry, II, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CTRS | www.DannyPettry.com A Review of Sandra Parker, Carol Will, and Cherly Bruke’s (1989) Activities for the Elderly Book Title: Activities for the Elderly, Volume 1: A Guide to Quality Programming Authors: Sandra Parker, Carol Will, and Cheryl Burke Released: 1989 Publisher:  Idyll Arbor ISBN: 9781882883004 Starting a recreation […]

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4 Tips on How to Discuss Quality of Life with the Older Adults in your Life

Guest Post Author: Chris Golen| thecommonsinlincoln.com Discussing Quality of Life with Your Aging Parents Living a long, happy and healthy life is something we desire, not only for ourselves but for our loved ones, as well. Indeed, as we grow older, quality of life issues become even more important. As executive director for a Boston-area senior […]

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Take a Time-Out: Effective Coping Strategies to Combat Stress In-the-Moment as a Family Caregiver

Guest Post Author: Angela Stringfellow | Caregiver Homes There’s tons of advice offering relaxation strategies to help caregivers cope with stress, but what about those moments when you feel like everything is going to fall apart — the moments when you feel like screaming? No one needs to tell you that self-care is important, but finding […]

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What to Do When an Aging Parent Forgets Who You Are

As seen in the SeniorCare.com Aging Industry Insider!     A well-known and yet hurtful reality of dementia or Alzheimer’s is the forgetfulness and memory loss that can occur.  Memory loss is particularly difficult for family members to cope with when their parent or loved one forgets who they are. Forgetting the names of their […]

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Why Quality Time is the Best Gift You Can Give to Your Aging Parents

Guest Post Author: Kristen Heller As we grow older, we realize that our parents need our attention now more than ever before. Forget about your teenage years when everything they did seemed to annoy you, and you couldn’t wait to finish high school and move out on your own. As it turns out, you also […]

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing Senior Care Options for Your Aging Parent: The Benefits of Live-in Carers

Guest Post Author: John Stuart | angelcarers.com If your loved one requires round-the-clock care, but they’re reluctant to leave their lifelong home, then hiring a live-in carer could be the perfect alternative. Live-in carers provide specialist care to your loved one in the comfort of their own home, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge […]

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The Perks of Getting Older, ​There are so Many!

Guest Post Author: Toby Dean | UKsMobility   Growing older means different things to different individuals. While some associate aging with wisdom, grace, and satisfaction, others keep clinging on to the past and not seeing the upside of growing old. Growing old is not optional but mandatory, and once you know the perks associated with […]

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