Seniors

Stuck in the Middle: Managing the Stress of Caregiving for Children and Aging Parents

Senior and adult children talking

We’ve all heard the term, "sandwich generation" – that segment of the population caught in the middle of taking care of their children while also acting as caregivers for their aging parents. 

How to Help Seniors Feel a Sense of Security

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According to gerontologists and other senior care experts, how senior adults feel about their safety and security has a significant impact on their self-confidence and overall outlook on life. Given the importance of how older adults’ view their quality of life, it is essential to understand the factors that affect their sense of security and well-being.

What Affects Seniors’ Sense of Security?

Older adults’ sense of security can be affected by a variety of factors, experts say, including:

Summer Vacation: 7 Tips for Traveling with Your Loved One with Dementia

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As anyone caring for a loved one with dementia can tell you, caregiving responsibilities require considerable amounts of time, energy, compassion and devotion. As a result, caregivers sometimes give up the things they enjoy most in life such as summer vacations and travel. 

However, according to dementia care experts, that doesn’t always have to be the case.

7 Ways to Get Involved During Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. It is an ideal time to pause and reflect on the millions of Americans who are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and the individuals who are caring for them. It is also a time for caregivers, friends and families to show their support and get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. 

Why? Because, today, Alzheimer’s affects 47.5 million people worldwide – with 7.7 million new cases diagnosed every year. It is the fifth-leading cause of death for those over 65.

Rehab and Recovery: The Vital Role of Speech Therapy After a Stroke

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month and an ideal time to learn more about strokes, and how they can be recognized quickly and treated through medical intervention and rehabilitation.   

Nutrition for Seniors: 7 Expert Strategies to Keep You in Good Health

March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s the perfect time for senior adults, and those who love them, to consider the vital importance of nutrition and diet in healthy aging.

While a healthy, nutritious diet is critical to the good health of all age groups, proper nutrition is especially important to the well-being of seniors.

9 Proven New Year's Resolutions for Healthy Aging

9 Proven New Year's Resolutions for Healthy Aging

Happy New Year! The new year is a great time for older Americans to take stock of their lives and consider how they can live healthier and happier – or as the saying goes, “Add years to your life and life to your years!”

5 Valuable Tips for Siblings When Caring for Aging Parents

5 Valuable Tips for Siblings When Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for an aging parent can be quite a challenge. This is especially true for adult children who do not have siblings with whom to share the responsibility. However, as any adult child with siblings can tell you, having others to share the caregiving burden is not without challenges of its own. 

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

5 Ways Our Senior Living Services Enhance an Aging Adult's Lifestyle

Today, requiring care in a senior living community no longer means giving up a full and enriching lifestyle for older Americans. In fact, forward-thinking senior living communities now place a major emphasis on ensuring that their residents have an active, purposeful lifestyle that enhances their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. 

How Often Should You Visit an Aging Parent in Memory Care?

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Not surprisingly, adult children with aging parents in memory care frequently have anxiety and questions about visiting their loved ones. Common concerns include: Will mom/dad even know who I am? What should I say? Do my visits have any value? How often should I visit mom/dad in memory care?

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