Tips for Communicating with Someone with Dementia

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Tips for Communicating with Someone with Dementia

By madwire / February 5, 2020

Dementia and other age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s can impede our ability to communicate with loved ones. Not only is it frustrating when you feel unable to convey a message, but this problem can also be extremely saddening, as loss of communication weakens our relationships. When this communication is lost with a close friend or family…

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How To Protect Memory Health As You Age

By madwire / February 5, 2020

For any aging adult, memory health is one of the most crucial elements of wellbeing. Research has consistently shown that brain performance and memory retention tend to decline with the natural aging process. Fortunately, there are many ways to slow the rate of this decline and maintain brain health well into the later years of…

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Don’t Be Tricked By These Misconceptions About Aging and Fitness!

By madwire / September 20, 2018

A majority of people tend to become more sedentary as they get on in years. This happens for many different reasons, including pain, weight, health, and fear of falling. Some people believe that exercise simply isn’t for them. However, exercise actually becomes more and more important the older you get. It not only can boost…

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What Does Healthy Eating Look Like for the Elderly?

By madwire / August 15, 2018

Eating is a social activity that plays an extremely important role in your health. As you get older, your eating habits will need to change. Your appetite will probably change anyway; it’s common for the appetite to decrease as we get older. It can also become more difficult to purchase and prepare healthy foods, which…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 3

By madwire / July 15, 2018

Summer starts on June 21st, and temperatures can get plenty hot here in New Jersey. We’re also in a pretty humid location, which can make the heat even more oppressive. The thing is, getting outside is great for everyone. The fresh air and sunshine can make all the difference for the elderly, and at The…

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Summer Safety Tips for the Elderly – Part 1

By madwire / May 15, 2018

Warm weather has returned to us at last, and it makes everyone want to get outside and soak in the sun. There are many benefits to getting outside for the elderly, including getting moving, enjoying a little sun, and breathing the fresh air. That being said, New Jersey summers can get pretty hot and humid.…

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When Is a Senior Unsafe Living Alone?

By madwire / March 20, 2018

Humans tend to be resilient and determined, and we can make pretty extreme situations work for us. Seniors are no exception. Despite the many challenges that come with getting older, seniors will often make the very best of their situations and fight to maintain the independence they have enjoyed so far. This can make it…

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How to Introduce and Discuss the Idea of Assisted Living – Part 3

By madwire / February 27, 2018

If you have aging parents who require significant help in living their daily lives, you may be thinking about finding them a new home. However, you’re probably worried about their hearts. How can you help them stay safe and healthy while remaining compassionate toward the difficulties they face? Many children cave under concern for their…

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Searching for a Senior Living Community

By madwire / February 5, 2018

The stress of searching out and finding a great place for your elderly loved one(s) to live can be made worse if you don’t know the common mistakes. You want the best for your loved one, and navigating the tours and Q & A sessions can be significantly disorienting. It can feel a bit like…

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How to Introduce and Discuss the Idea of Assisted Living – Part 1

By madwire / January 30, 2018

You’ve probably heard the saying “Home is where the heart is.” This is a timeless saying because it is true. Having a home makes it possible for us to live to the fullest. When we have a place to go to, a place with comforts uniquely suited to us, a place that we know is…

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