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3 Ways Vitamin C Can Help Seniors Sleep Better

It is a common misconception that you need less sleep as you age. Seniors need just as much sleep as younger adults. Unfortunately, many adults suffer from sleep disorders that prevent a good night’s rest. This can increase their risk of...

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5 Legal Documents Every Caregiver Should Have

Dear Donna, As my parents age, I am starting to think more about their future. I want to help them enjoy the best quality of life as they grow older. To do so, I know I will have to work with their attorney on planning. What legal documents...

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3 Signs It’s Time to Move to Assisted Living

Dear Donna, My mom used to be very sociable. She loved people and was the life of the party. After she turned eighty, however, she completely stopped going out. We can barely convince her to attend a family birthday party. I think she should...

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5 Ways to Start the Conversation About Senior Living

Dear Donna, Last year, my father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. At first, our whole family chipped in to help, and we were able to work together as a team to provide care for him. Now, as things settle down and in to a routine, my...

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Fire Prevention Tips Older Adults Should Know

When it comes to older adults and fire deaths, the statistics are alarming. They’re probably all the incentive most of us need to take steps to protect the older loved ones in our lives. Here's a brief rundown of the statistics that highlight fire hazards...

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Art as Therapy for Adults With Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a tricky disease. We don’t know what causes it, and we can’t cure it. Not yet, at least. But in the meantime, we can help those with the disease cope. If your loved one has Alzheimer’s, there are many options to help them...

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When to Bring Parents on an Assisted Living Tour

Dear Donna, My parents asked me to help them find an assisted living community. Every time we have plans to visit a community, they come up with an excuse to not go. I am happy to help them, but I am starting to think they don’t want to find a...

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4 Foods That Help Fight Caregiver Fatigue

Caregiving comes with a never-ending list of responsibilities. The mental exertion required often leaves caregivers stressed out and exhausted before the day has even started. This is so common that it has a name: caregiver fatigue. One way...

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What Causes Wandering in Adults with Alzheimer’s?

Wandering is a common behavior among people with Alzheimer’s disease. An estimated 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander. This behavior is dangerous regardless of what stage of the disease they are in. The longer they are missing, the...

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