Cooking for Seniors: How to Make Great Tasting Food for the Senior Palate

Senior nutrition is always a hot topic, especially because as we age our preferences may change or diminish completely. This article from "A Place for Mom", has 9 tips for making senior food better and more interesting for your loved ones. Cooking for Seniors: How to Make Great Tasting Food for the Senior Palate Posted On 01 Jul 2013 By : Sarah Stevenson Healthy senior nutrition doesn’t have to be bland, when you can bump up the flavor. We’ve put together the best...

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How to Tell If It’s Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive

                          One of the hardest things some seniors may face is the risk of no longer being able to drive. While there is no age cut off, many factors can impair driving making it unsafe for some to be on the road.It is our experience that taking away a loved one’s ability to drive feels like taking away their independence. It is often felt that driving is our...

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Relocation Stress Syndrome

Do you have a family member that isn't adjusting well to a new move? It might actually be something a little more serious, there might be a diagnosis for their anxiety, confusion and over all decline. This article from "A Place For Mom" spells out the details of Relocation Stress Syndrome, tips to avoid it and how to help treat it if your loved one is suffering from RSS. Over the past decade, medical professionals have increasingly been diagnosing and...

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The Best Residential Flooring Options For Senior Citizens

Preventing falls is often on the top of the list when it comes to family concerns, and it can become a huge undertaking when renovations get involved. One of the biggest topics of concern is flooring and what type of flooring is best suited for a "fall risk" senior. This article from "The Spruce" lays out all of your options, with the pros and cons of each flooring choice. We are not affiliated with "The Spruce" but check them out...

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Nutrition and the Elderly

Nutrition and the Elderly By Terri Murphy Eating well is important at every age. Good nutrition affects the quality of our lives, helps keep us healthy and helps speed healing if we become ill. Unfortunately, experts say many adults – especially older adults – don’t get the nutrition they need. One-third of people over 65 suffer from nutritional deficiencies. The incidence of protein-calorie malnutrition is higher among the elderly. Older adults absorb fewer nutrients from the foods they east and...

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The 7 Deadly Emotions of Caregiving: How To Cope

Dealing with emotions as the role of caring for a loved one can be difficult and everyone processes emotions very different. Daily Caring has published The 7 Deadly Emotions, tips on how to avoid getting trapped in an emotional cloud when it has become your to make the best choices for your loved one. We are not affiliated with Daily Caring, we just like them! An important part of managing caregiver stress is dealing with the strong emotions that inevitably...

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Sleep Help For Seniors

Sleep is one of the most important parts of our lives, although it seems its always the first to go in a stressful situation. As we age sleep is just as important as when we are young. The Sleep Help Institute is an independently funded non-profit based in Seattle that helps provide information on all things sleep related. They provide information on sleep health, mattress reviews, finding the best mattress for your price range, sleeping for children through seniors, and different...

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Make Your Home Safe as You Age

Make Your Home Safe as You Age  By Terri Murphy  As you get older, certain features of your home that you have never thought about before may become a bit more challenging, such as high shelves and long narrow stairways.  To the rescue are professionals known as Aging in Place Specialists.  They are usually builders, designers, or architects who can help you remake your home to avoid potential problems, or at least give you a better idea of what you...

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Activities for Those With Dementia

Activities for Those With Dementia By Terri Murphy It is universally recognized that elderly people with dementia lose their short term memory first and their long term memory last. For example, they often remember people and events from their earlier years, but have difficulty remembering what they ate for breakfast the day before. So what do you do with someone who can no longer carry on normal conversations? The short answer is “relax and have fun.” The long answer would...

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How To Avoid Strained Siblings Relations When A Parent Has Alzheimer’s

Sibling relations are often the most difficult to handle in times of high stress, we may even revert back to our teenage years and begin arguing all over again, these tensions can be extremely high when it comes to an aging or ill parent. This article from dailycaring.com touches on just that, we are not affiliated with daily caring, we just like them. Let us know if this article helped you at all. HOW TO AVOID STRAINED SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS WHEN...

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