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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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5 Unexpected Challenges Family Caregivers Will Likely Encounter
5 Unexpected Challenges Family Caregivers Will Likely Encounter
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on June 29, 2018

Over the course of the caregiving journey, family caregivers often pick up new knowledge and skills, ranging from how to manage time like a pro to how to perform CPR. However, some caregivers may develop these new skills after being faced with an unexpected situation. Here are some of the…

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Celebrating Father's Day If Your Dad Has Alzheimer's in Chalfont, PA
Celebrating Father's Day If Your Dad Has Alzheimer's in Chalfont, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on June 15, 2018

Father’s Day is a yearly event when you have the chance to shower your dad with love. While your dad’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis may present a few challenges, you can still celebrate the occasion with one of the following special activities. Attend a Sporting Event Whether your dad loves baseball or…

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5 Safe & Fun Summer Activities for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
5 Safe & Fun Summer Activities for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on May 25, 2018

Summer fun isn’t just for kids on school break. Older adults can also take advantage of the warm weather to get out of the house and make some memories. As you and your senior loved one make summer plans this season, add the following fun yet safe activities to your…

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Crucial Nutrients for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
Crucial Nutrients for Older Adults in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on May 11, 2018

Loss of appetite is a common occurrence in the elderly due to health issues, prescription medications, and aging, which makes it important for them to eat nutrient-dense foods. While it is beneficial for your senior loved one to eat a well-rounded diet, there are some nutrients that are especially helpful…

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5 Reasons Sleep Is Essential for Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
5 Reasons Sleep Is Essential for Seniors in Philadelphia, PA
By Shital Rane, 9:00 am on April 27, 2018

Sleep is essential for a senior’s wellbeing and overall health. However, many older adults fail to get the amount of sleep the body needs to function normally. Make sure your aging loved one’s sleeping patterns aren’t disrupted, and encourage him or her to establish a nightly routine and avoid heavy…

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