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GPS Tech Products for Adults with Alzheimer’s

GPS Tech Products for Adults with Alzheimer’s

Dear Donna: My grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease about ten months ago. We lived several hours apart, so he recently moved in with me and my family. We felt it was the best way to keep him healthy and safe. While we are learning more about the disease...

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Tips for Helping a Senior Hire a Contractor

Tips for Helping a Senior Hire a Contractor

While employing a contractor can feel risky at any age, it can be especially hard for a senior to hire a contractor. Because there is a perception that they are easy to scam, it’s important for loved ones to be especially careful of who is hired and vigilant...

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How Respite Allows Caregivers to Take a Vacation

How Respite Allows Caregivers to Take a Vacation

June, July, and August are traditionally busy vacation months for families because the kids are out of school. From road trips to visits to faraway grandparents and beach getaways, it’s something everyone looks forward to all year. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Outdoor Activities to Enjoy with the Grandkids

Outdoor Activities to Enjoy with the Grandkids

Dear Donna: I’m planning a summer gathering for several generations of our family at our Michigan home. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we haven’t spent time together in over a year. While things are improving, we are still being cautious. I thought it might be best...

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Activities to Engage a Senior with Alzheimer’s

Activities to Engage a Senior with Alzheimer’s

When a senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, it can be tough to keep them busy in meaningful ways. But it’s important to be persistent and keep trying. That’s because engaging in productive activities boosts self-esteem. Adults with...

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Brain Health and Diet: What Is the Link?

Brain Health and Diet: What Is the Link?

Since nutrition plays an essential role in overall wellness, it stands to reason that food choices may impact brain health, too. Researchers believe a cleaner, healthier diet may help brain health by warding off Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia....

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Practicing Self Care as a Caregiver

Practicing Self Care as a Caregiver

Dear Donna: My aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease several years ago. She was able to remain in her own home for a while, but she moved in with my husband and I almost two years ago. We are her only remaining family members and are happy to take care of her....

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Gift Ideas for a Senior Dad on Father’s Day

Gift Ideas for a Senior Dad on Father’s Day

Dear Donna: With Father’s Day getting closer, I’ve been searching for a unique gift for my dad. He’s a senior who’s been living on his own since my mom passed three years ago. In the past, several generations of our family have planned an outing for dad. We’ve done...

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Downsize to the Right Size Home

Downsize to the Right Size Home

Retirement begins a new chapter in life. It is a time when older adults typically enjoy more freedom and flexibility. One question that often arises soon after retiring is how necessary and practical it is to remain in the family home. While a lot of space may have...

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How to Convince a Senior Parent to Accept Help

How to Convince a Senior Parent to Accept Help

Dear Donna: My parents are both almost 86 years old. They live alone in an older home with a considerable amount of property. Because they live over an hour away, it’s difficult for me to visit as often as they need. They’ve managed fairly well on their own until...

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7 Ways to Celebrate Grandmothers on Mother’s Day

7 Ways to Celebrate Grandmothers on Mother’s Day

Grandmothers play important roles in all of our lives. They are our confidante, our side kick on adventures, and some of the people who love us most in the world. Today we’re helping you plan a Mother’s Day gift that will really wow that extra-special lady—grandma!...

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How to Create a Family Cookbook in Honor of Mother’s Day

How to Create a Family Cookbook in Honor of Mother’s Day

If you are looking for a meaningful Mother’s Day gift a senior loved one and the entire family will appreciate, consider creating a family cookbook. Several generations can work together to create a permanent keepsake to treasure. It can be as simple or as detailed as...

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