These Adaptive Utensils for Seniors Are Game-Changers

Innovations in adaptive utensils are making a huge difference in seniors’ lives. Do you have a loved one who’s dealing with shaking and tremors? If the answer is yes, then you know how difficult the activities of daily living can be for them. Adaptive utensils for seniors are a major player in changing that. One…

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Age-Related Vision Problems: Warning Signs to Look For

As our loved ones grow older, we expect to see some age-related vision problems. Trouble reading fine print, farsightedness, myopia, thinning eyelashes and more are all part of the normal aging process. There are, however, serious vision problems that can deteriorate rapidly if they’re not caught in time. Not all age-related vision problems are normal.…

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How To Talk To a Loved One With Alzheimer’s? Use Less Words

When we need to communicate in social situations, we’re used to using lots of words to fill the silence. If you want to talk to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, though, the opposite is the way to go. Because when it comes to Alzheimer’s – or any other kind of dementia – speaking less means…

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Seniors With Diabetes and RLS

Seniors with Diabetes and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) need to pay attention to their needs, from both of these related conditions. RLS is a condition which affects the nervous system. The symptoms affect the sufferer’s legs, causing  uncomfortable feelings and an urge to move the legs. RLS is common in seniors. Figures from the NCBI…

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Caregiver Guilt: 5 Common Myths You Should Never Believe

No caregiver should ever feel that their best is never good enough. If you’re a caregiver, you might be reading that and thinking, Oh, sure. Right. Tell that to (your relative here). And it’s totally normal to be thinking that, because caregiver guilt is real. It’s also unnecessary. And downright harmful. But caregivers do feel it, largely…

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Best Ways for Post-Op Recovery for Seniors

Best Ways for Post-Op Recovery for Seniors If you have had surgery, there are a few things you should know that can optimize your recovery. Post-op recovery for seniors is similar and different to recovery from surgery for non-seniors. Optimizing Recovery Everybody who wants an optimal recovery from surgery has to know 3 things: Recovery…

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Back Pain: How to Help Dad Deal

You might think the best thing Dad can do for his back pain is rest. It isn’t. Many older adults who experience back pain try to stay in bed as much as possible. But while the consensus used to be that the more you stay in bed the better, more recent studies show exactly the…

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