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Can Engaging in Art Projects Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease affects a person’s memory. As the disease progresses, many people lose their ability to communicate verbally. Art therapy has increasingly been used to help adults with Alzheimer’s cope with their symptoms. Not only can art help them...

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How to Keep Aging Parents Safe on Senior Dating Sites

Dear Donna, My mom is dating for the first time since my father’s death. I am happy for her, but also concerned about her safety. I have heard there are scammers who specifically target seniors. How do I keep my mom safe while dating? Grace...

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3 Ways Assisted Living Is Different Than a Nursing Home

Dear Donna, My mom fell recently, and she no longer feels safe on her own. She wants to find an independent living arrangement where she can have access to assistance if needed. We have narrowed down her options to an assisted living community...

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How to Connect with an Online Caregiver Support Group

Dear Donna, I am the primary caregiver for my mother, who is in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. I have been feeling lonely lately, but I am having trouble connecting with people who understand the challenges I am facing. I am...

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Understanding the 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Watching a loved one move through the stages of Alzheimer’s disease is never easy. Sadness, anger, and frustration are just a few emotions caregivers experience. Knowing what to expect can help alleviate some of the anxiety surrounding your...

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5 Sunscreen Tips for Older Adults

With age, many changes happen to the skin. Not only does your skin produce less collagen and become drier, but it also becomes more sensitive. Because your immune system also weakens over time, your skin has an increasingly difficult time...

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Decoding Senior Living Lingo

Dear Donna, I am helping my parents explore their senior living options. I keep coming across terminology I have never heard before. Can you help me decode senior living lingo? Sincerely, Tina Understanding Senior Living Lingo Dear Tina, Senior...

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4 Ways to Cope with Repetitive Alzheimer’s Questions

Dear Donna, My dad has Alzheimer’s disease, and it causes him to ask the same questions over and over again. I know he can’t help it, but it is frustrating to repeat myself all the time. How can I cope with my dad’s repetitive questions? Kendra...

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8 Frequently Asked Questions about Senior Guardians

If a senior loved one is having trouble making decisions for themselves, you may have considered becoming their guardian. Senior guardianships can be difficult to understand. Many families don’t know everything the role entails. Here are a few...

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5 UV Safety Tips to Protect Seniors During the Summer

It’s normal to want to spend more time outside during summer. The weather is warmer, and the days are longer. While the warm sun may feel great on your skin, it often causes more harm than good. The sun emits harmful UV rays that damage the...

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How Can I Help My Mom Manage Her Pre-Move Anxiety?

Dear Donna, My mom is nervous about moving to an assisted living community. Even though the move was her idea, she has been avoiding preparations for the move. I am worried she is going to change her mind. How can I help my mom manage her...

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