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4 Tips to Encourage Seniors to Take Care of Themselves

4 Tips to Encourage Seniors to Take Care of Themselves

Dear Donna, My mom used to put a lot of effort into staying healthy. After she retired, she stopped taking care of herself. She seems to value convenience over health. It's not uncommon for her to go days without exercising or wearing something other than pajamas. How...

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The Dangers of Denying a Relative Has Memory Problems

The Dangers of Denying a Relative Has Memory Problems

It’s not uncommon for family members to miss the signs of a senior loved one’s memory problems. They often assume their increased forgetfulness and trouble recalling new information is a normal part of aging. While minor cognitive challenges are usually...

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4 Food Groups That Boost Memory

4 Food Groups That Boost Memory

Over time, you may notice diet plays an increasingly important role in your overall health and wellness. The foods you consume can affect everything from your waistline to your energy levels. More importantly, they can affect your memory and...

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4 Tips for Helping a Senior Find a Primary Care Doctor

4 Tips for Helping a Senior Find a Primary Care Doctor

Dear Donna, My mom's doctor announced he is retiring soon. He has been her primary care doctor for over 30 years, so she is nervous about finding a new one. I want to help, but I am unsure where to start. How do you help an older loved one find...

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6 Tips to Assess a Senior’s Bathroom for Safety

6 Tips to Assess a Senior’s Bathroom for Safety

Dear Donna, My dad's 90th birthday is coming up. He lives alone, and I am a little concerned about his safety. His mobility has decreased over the years, and I am worried about him falling. I heard a lot of falls that happen in the home occur...

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How Caregivers Can Help Seniors Eat Healthier

How Caregivers Can Help Seniors Eat Healthier

Dear Donna, My dad is 70 years old, and I am concerned about his diet. He has arthritis, so it's difficult for him to cook. He usually opts for fast food because the drive-through is convenient. When he does make it to the grocery store, he...

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Tips for Busy Caregivers to Eat Healthy on the Go

Tips for Busy Caregivers to Eat Healthy on the Go

Caregivers are busy and often on the go. Having a lot on your plate can make it difficult to prepare healthy meals. Many caregivers opt for quick foods that are ready to eat. Unfortunately, many of these lack nutrition and are heavily...

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3 Virtual Caregiving Tips for Faraway Adult Children

3 Virtual Caregiving Tips for Faraway Adult Children

Dear Donna, I am the primary caregiver for my 70-year-old mother. She is reasonably healthy, but she has some trouble with mobility. I don't think she needs around-the-clock assistance, but I worry about her being alone. Unfortunately, I live...

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10 Tips for Thriving during Retirement

10 Tips for Thriving during Retirement

When most people think about retirement, the first thing that comes to mind is money. Although your financial situation will play an essential role in your ability to retire comfortably, it isn’t the only thing that matters. Retirement is a...

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