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Important Hair Care Tips for Older Adults
Important Hair Care Tips for Older Adults
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Good hair grooming is necessary for seniors to boost their self-esteem and self-confidence. However, as seniors age, they may not be able to properly care for their hair as they did when they were younger. They will need to simplify the process without compromising the hair’s appearance. Here are some simple but important hair care tips for your elderly loved one.  Use the Right Shampoo As your loved one ages,…

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Ways Aging Adults Can Strengthen
Ways Aging Adults Can Strengthen
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Many seniors benefit from having a consistent leg strengthening routine. Weak calves and thighs are major risk factors for falls, and these types of accidents result in several emergency room visits every year. Here are a few exercises that can help seniors strengthen their legs, burn calories, and increase their balance. 1. Chair Stands Standing up from a sitting position is one of the most effective ways to activate several…

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Common Risk Factors for Malnutrition For Elderly
Common Risk Factors for Malnutrition For Elderly
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Chronic malnutrition can negatively impact several facets of a senior’s health. When left untreated, malnourishment destroys the immune system and makes it difficult to recover from common illnesses and injuries. Older adults and their caregivers should spend some time learning about what they can do to address the most common risk factors of malnutrition.  1. Dysphagia Seniors who have a difficult time chewing and swallowing their food often lose interest…

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July Activities For Seniors
July Activities For Seniors
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The Fourth of July is an excellent time for seniors to relax, spend time with family, and get involved in the festivities. Here are a few ways your elderly loved one can celebrate Independence Day, have some fun, and stave off isolation and depression.  1. Set Up a Backyard Barbecue  Many people love to fire up the grill with steaks, burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and even a few veggies. Seniors…

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Social Security After Retiring
Social Security After Retiring
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Transitioning to a fixed income after retiring can be difficult for many people. Seniors who are going to rely on social security as their only source of income need to start planning out their finances as early as possible. Here are a few ways aging adults can maximize their social security payments without making major sacrifices.  Tackle the Mortgage Quickly Throughout the senior years, a mortgage will most likely be…

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Interesting Facts About Alzheimer’s
Interesting Facts About Alzheimer’s
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Approximately 44 million adults around the world have Alzheimer’s disease. As research into the disease continues, scientists learn more and more each year. The knowledge gained can then be passed to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and families. Here are some of the facts you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease. 1. A High Number of Older Adults Have the Disease As of 2014, the Alzheimer’s Association reported approximately 45 percent of…

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Queen Latifah's Caregiving Experience
Queen Latifah's Caregiving Experience
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According to the AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 43 million people in the United States provide care for an adult or child annually. Recently, award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, and television producer Queen Latifah shared her experience as a caregiver to her elderly mother who was diagnosed with heart failure and scleroderma.  The celebrity’s role as a caregiver began more than a decade ago when her mother…

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Best Caregiving Tips
Best Caregiving Tips
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Becoming a family caregiver is a tremendous responsibility that also gives you a chance to deepen your relationship with your loved one. However, this decision must be carefully considered. Before you assume your caregiving duties, be sure to ask these 7 important questions. 1. Where Is Your Loved One Happiest Living? Make sure your loved one prefers to continue living at home. If not, he or she may prefer to…

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Senior Laws
Senior Laws
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Many families rely on inheritances to pay for a loved one’s funeral expenses, which is one of the reasons why Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB833 legislation. The new law changes many of the rules of the Medi-Cal program overseen by the California Department of Health Care Services. All seniors enrolled in the estate recovery plan after the age of 55 will be affected by this new legislation, and they…

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Tips for New Caregivers
Tips for New Caregivers
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Becoming a caregiver for a senior loved one can be a rewarding experience. It gives you an opportunity to bond with your loved one, and it enriches both of your lives. However, providing care for an aging adult may not always be an easy task. Seniors can face a variety of challenges as they age, many of which can be mitigated with the help of professional in-home caregivers who provide…

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