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Stimulating Appetite in Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
Stimulating Appetite in Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on November 9, 2018

As people age, their appetites may decrease. There are many reasons for loss of appetite in the elderly. If your aging loved one doesn’t have a hearty appetite anymore, make an appointment with his or her physician. In the meantime, here are some ways you can stimulate your parent’s appetite….

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Hobbies That Increase Quality of Life in Philadelphia, PA
Hobbies That Increase Quality of Life in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 26, 2018

As seniors age, they need to feel content with life. Having a positive outlook on life can reduce stress, boost energy levels, enhance cognitive health, and increase appetite. Take a look at some of the hobbies that can boost your aging loved one’s quality of life. Shopping for Groceries Preparing…

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By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 19, 2018

Many seniors move in with their families, while others prefer to age in place and receive professional home care. Philadelphia has a growing aging population, and it’s important for families to consider where their older loved ones will be living in the golden years. Take a look at the following infographic detailing a few key statistics related to living arrangements for seniors in Philadelphia, PA.

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7 Tips for Becoming a Good Caregiver in Philadelphia, PA
7 Tips for Becoming a Good Caregiver in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on October 12, 2018

Caring for older adults can be a challenging task, and not every person is up for the job. People who are well suited to being family caregivers tend to share a few key qualities and habits. Here are a few ways to become an amazing caregiver for your aging loved…

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Tips for Millennial Caregivers in Phildelphia, PA
Tips for Millennial Caregivers in Phildelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on September 28, 2018

For years, the role of family caregiver was primarily filled by middle-aged individuals caring for their aging parents or spouses. However, caregiver demographics are shifting, and these days many millennials are taking on complex caregiving duties. The transition from carefree millennial to caregiver can be difficult. Here are a few…

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How to Change a Parent's Bad Habits in Philadelphia, PA
How to Change a Parent's Bad Habits in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on September 14, 2018

Over the years, your senior loved one may have developed a few habits that aren’t good for his or her health. You can use the following strategies to help your parent let go of these unhealthy habits.  1. Recruit Help from Someone Your Loved One Admires  Your loved one may…

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Things to Do If Your Siblings Don't Help with Caregiving in Philadelphia, PA
Things to Do If Your Siblings Don't Help with Caregiving in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on August 31, 2018

As seniors age, they may need the assistance of others due to chronic illness, injury, or cognitive impairment. In these instances, many adult children step up to the challenge and become caregivers. For the benefit of the caregiver and the elderly parent, a network of supporters should be established to…

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How to Mitigate Caregiver Anxiety in Philadelphia, PA
How to Mitigate Caregiver Anxiety in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on August 17, 2018

Feeling stressed is normal for family caregivers, especially those who take on more than they can handle. However, sometimes stress can lead to anxiety. The good thing is that caregiving-related anxiety can be managed with a little effort. Here are a few ways you can enhance your quality of life…

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How to Boost Memory in the Golden Years in Philadelphia, PA
How to Boost Memory in the Golden Years in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on July 27, 2018

Whether due to dementia or the natural aging process, many seniors have difficulty with their memory. They might mix up names, forget phone numbers, or lose track of dates and times. However, there are plenty of ways to keep the memory sharp in the senior years. Here are some of…

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7 Myths About Aging Debunked in Chalfont, PA
7 Myths About Aging Debunked in Chalfont, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on July 13, 2018

When it comes to aging, the facts are generally overshadowed by myths. Here are some of the most common myths about aging and the truths behind them. 1. All Adults Age the Same While there are some similarities in older adults, changes in health impact seniors differently. For example, your…

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