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Dining with Dementia: How to Help Your Loved One Eat Safely

Meals are often the highlight of each day, when we can gather with family or friends to enjoy great food. However, for those living with dementia, declining cognitive functions can make mealtimes difficult. Changes in sense of taste and smell may cause decreased appetite, or mobility limitations could make it hard to use utensils. Even the actions of chewing and swallowing can be difficult for...

Senior Planning: Legal and Financial Considerations

For older adults, it’s never too soon to start preparing for the future, even if they are perfectly healthy. Before an illness or injury creates added stress and urgency to legal and financial planning, seniors and their families should consider how they would like their property, finances and their own health cared for should anything happen to them. 

“Far too often, people wait to get...

Senior Safety: Creating a Home Safety Plan

Knowing how to stay safe in the home is important regardless of age. For seniors, however, home safety requires even more attention and precautions as mobility limitations or cognitive decline make seniors more vulnerable to injury or dangerous situations. If you have an aging loved one who lives alone, you and your family should plan out how to keep your loved one safe in their home,...

A Closer Look at Low Vision and Macular Degeneration

Most people experience some degree of vision loss as they age, which is usually corrected with glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. When seniors suffer from vision loss that cannot be corrected, they are considered to be living with low vision. Low vision differs from normal, age-related vision changes and is usually caused by diseases and health conditions such as macular degeneration,...

7 Reasons for Respite Care: Important Benefits for Caregivers

As the number of older adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias increases, more and more family members step into the role of caregiver. While caring for a loved one with memory loss is honorable and often rewarding, few people realize the physical and emotional tolls caregivers endure. As Alzheimer’s disease continues to affect families, the need for quality care services,...

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