How Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

How Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

The hazards of winter weather affect seniors more than any other demographic. While we’re all affected by bitter cold, snow and ice, the dangers our seniors are exposed to are very real for those of us who are caregivers, or just concerned family members. But the good news is, with a little planning and preparations, it doesn’t have to be scary time of year. 

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Deciding When Your Senior Loved One Should No Longer Drive

Deciding When Your Senior Loved One Should No Longer Drive

It’s a hard decision to make. When do you take the car keys away from the senior in your life? While many things go into this decision, getting input from your loved one’s doctor, as well as any other caregivers, can make it a little easier. This way you won’t be making the choice alone.  

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Awareness and Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Awareness and Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

Winter is upon us and now is the perfect time to for caregivers of seniors, as well as friends and family, to become familiar with the risks of senior falling. Falling can have serious consequences for seniors so it’s vital to learn more about the risks and the potential impacts on their health. 

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Why It Can Be Dangerous for Seniors to Live Alone

Why It Can Be Dangerous for Seniors to Live Alone

With dementia and other similar conditions on the rise, it’s becoming more and more of a problem for seniors who are living alone. Often, they experience isolation from the outside world, missing out on opportunities to socialize with friends and family. 

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Home Safety for Seniors - Proactive Tips to Keep Seniors Safe at Home

Home Safety for Seniors - Proactive Tips to Keep Seniors Safe at Home

A newborn’s homecoming is often preceded by a frenzy of childproofing. However, caregivers often do not see to seniorproofing the home until after a scare or injury occurs. Or they are not sure how to go about making the home a safe environment for aging loved ones, especially those who need care for disease or recuperative issues, or for decreased cognitive ability. 

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Memory Loss – Senior Moment or Alzheimer’s Indicator?

Memory Loss – Senior Moment or Alzheimer’s Indicator?

The most common symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia is forgetfulness, but not all instances of memory loss or forgetfulness is a sign of the disease. So how can you tell the difference between dementia and normal memory lapses due to aging? While the differences can be subtle, there are ways of detecting it. 

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