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Holiday Activities for Seniors

Holiday Activities for Seniors with Dementia

The holidays are often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year.” But for those living with dementia, as well as their families and caregivers, the holidays can pose unique challenges. How can you ensure that your loved one with dementia still feels included during the holiday season? What are some traditions or …

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Going Away for the Holidays? Consider Respite for Mom and Dad

Although the holidays are usually a time to get together with family, it could also be a prime opportunity to get away and relax, especially if you are the primary caregiver for a senior loved one. If you are considering going away for the holidays and are worried about who will watch over Mom or …

Dementia Stress Relievers

4 Stress Relievers for Seniors with Dementia

Seniors struggling with dementia will experience stress differently than other older adults. This is because dementia changes the brain’s ability to process everyday occurrences. With that said, it’s very important that seniors with dementia are able to relieve stress effectively on a daily basis. Caregivers should familiarize themselves with effective stress-relievers, since they may differ …

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5 Ways for Seniors to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

We all have a routine or ritual we follow before going to bed every night. Some of us wash our faces, brush our teeth, and go straight to bed. Others need more stimulation like light reading, meditation, or settling into a comfortable TV show before drifting off to dreamland. Whatever your routine is, we hope …

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How Seniors Can Recover From a Stroke

During the stroke recovery process, your senior loved one will focus on restoring motor skills and overcoming other side effects to the maximum extent possible. This process is really all about remaining as independent as possible while adapting to the new capabilities of their body. Recovery may also require finding additional emotional, social, and physical …

Activities for Seniors with Alzheimers

3 Activities Proven to Engage Seniors with Alzheimer’s

While seniors with Alzheimer’s may be limited in some of their abilities, not all abilities are lost. If you are a caregiver to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, it’s important to acknowledge this fact and create opportunities that facilitate meaningful experiences for your loved one. One major way to do this is through stimulating activities. …

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Communicative Tech for Seniors: Best Apps

As we’ve discovered during quarantine, being socially distant doesn’t have to mean being socially disconnected. If there is one good thing to come out of COVID-19, it’s this: seniors are now more tech-savvy than ever! There are many different communicative technologies available today that can be downloaded to our smartphones in a matter of seconds. …

Seniors Socialization

Let’s Get Social! 5 Reasons Seniors Should Socialize More

Many seniors’ version of retirement definitely includes some peace and quiet. However, this doesn’t mean your social calendar should be. Being social benefits us more than we think. Maintaining strong relationships throughout your life is good for your emotional, mental and physical health, and can even result in a longer life span. Within this article, …