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Help Seniors Prepare For Emergencies And Hazards

Help Seniors Prepare for Emergencies and Hazards

In emergency situations, seniors are often less able than other adults to protect themselves. For example, older adults are 2.5 times more likely to die in fires than the general population. Preparing for emergencies can help keep seniors safe when…

5 Tips For Dealing With Aggressive Behavior In Dementia

5 Tips for Dealing with Aggressive Behavior in Dementia

This is a guest post from Anna Short, a primary caregiver for her mother with dementia. When seniors are diagnosed with dementia, it becomes challenging for them to live independently. In such cases, you are forced to either place them…

Caring For A Senior With Edema: Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Caring for a Senior with Edema: Types, Symptoms & Treatment

It’s not uncommon for most of us to experience fluctuations in our weight from time to time. Occasionally, we may even have some light swelling from medications, or if we’ve recently had a minor injury occur. Usually, these issues clear…

What Are “Intentional Communities”?

What are "Intentional Communities"?

A growing trend among seniors in their sixties and seventies is the concept of communal living. These baby boomers are now empty nesters, and as they begin thinking about retirement, they are now also reconsidering their living arrangements.  Now that…

VA Pension Programs That Help Veterans With Long-Term Care

VA Pension Programs That Help Veterans with Long-Term Care

Over 1.5 million wartime service veterans and their surviving spouses are eligible for billions of dollars a year in VA pensions to help pay for long-term care such as assisted living, nursing home and home care. Many are not getting…

Gray Hair: Embrace It Or Color It?

Gray Hair: Embrace it or Color it?

There are those who don’t worry when gray hair begins to appear and others who can’t bear to see one gray strand. Believe it or not, after the age of 30 your risk of going gray increases 10 to 20…

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