Year: 2016

mental workout - keep your brain healthy as you age

Mental Workout: 7 Tips to Keep your Mind Healthy and Strong as you Age

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There is a fundamental difference between fleeting memory and significant memory loss. The latter is not a normal part of aging and is often due to extenuating circumstances such as brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease. However, fleeting memory loss is a normal transformation in our brains as we age. These changes can be frustrating as […]

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Understanding the Grieving Process and how to Support a Widowed Parent

Understanding the Grieving Process and how to Support a Widowed Parent

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A proactive régime can play a critical role in maintaining a healthy body and mind in the later years of our lives. However, widows and widowers can often regress towards an introverted state, becoming overwhelmed with loneliness, helplessness and boredom. Caregivers.org has provided a quick guide to assist family caretakers in catering to the mental […]

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Difference Between Aging and Mental Illness

The Difference Between Aging and Mental Illness

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As our loved ones age, it’s not uncommon to wonder if some of the symptoms they experience are normal signs of aging or an indication of mental illness. In fact, nearly 20 percent of adults aged 55 and over have experienced some type of mental health concern. However, one out of every three of those […]

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Seniors stay healthy this summer

Beat the Heat: Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe and Healthy This Summer

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Per NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, June 2016 was the hottest June since an official record of temperatures began more than 130 years ago.  July saw its share of sweltering heat and it is more than likely that August will continue this trend. Summertime is fun and relaxing, especially for those climates that experience […]

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Transition from Hospital to Rehab to Home

Welcome Home: A Guide for Handling the Transition from Hospital to Rehab to Home

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A lengthy stay in a hospital is a stressful experience regardless of age. However, transitioning back home can prove to be just a strenuous, especially for your older loved ones. According to the American Journal of Nursing, changing settings multiple times for older patients can be an emotionally stressful time and could potentially lead to […]

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How to Comfort your Loved Ones as They Grow Older

Coping with Aging: How to Comfort your Loved Ones as They Grow Older

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Aging can be a confusing process for many individuals. It is difficult for our loved ones to understand they may no longer be capable of performing certain tasks. It is not uncommon for them to continue attempting their normal routine even if they physically or mentally are no longer able to. As a caregiver, trying […]

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Stannah Stairlifts Continues to Offer an Affordable Alternative to Residential Elevators

As the Desire to Age at Home Increases, Stannah Stairlifts Continues to Offer an Affordable Alternative to Residential Elevators

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Americans have become increasingly determined to age in place. As the population grows older, there’s a concerted effort to ward off moving to an assisted living facility. The installation of residential elevators in single-family homes has emerged as a popular option, particularly in pop culture. Recently, the Boston Globe printed an article highlighting this rapidly […]

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Improving Mobility: 12 Easy Tips to Help Seniors Remain Active

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As we age, it’s common to find that activities such as shopping, cleaning and even walking become more difficult due to decreased mobility. This can be a frustrating time, sometimes eliciting a feeling of hopelessness. This feeling is amplified in homes with multiple floors, as stairs become a challenging task. Stannah Stairlifts are designed to […]

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