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Visiting Aging Parents for the Holidays

Take advantage of your holiday visit During the holidays, many of us will be visiting aging parents. It’s a perfect time to observe them in their “natural habitat” — you’ll see how they’re really doing. Plus, these tips help you focus on important details that...

Watch Out for 5 Common Diabetes Complications

Diabetes can cause health complications Diabetes in older adults is associated with increased risk of other serious medical conditions like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and falls. Today, more than 25% of the US population aged 65 and over have diabetes. The link...

Ways to Respond to Repetitive Questions

People with Alzheimer’s may repeat things…a lot Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias cause problems with short-term memory. This can lead to repetitive behaviors, like asking the same question over and over again. Your older adult isn’t doing it on purpose to...

How Family Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves

Our friends at CaregiverMonday are celebrating National Family Caregivers Month by publishing a news release on How Family Caregivers Can Take Care of Themselves. We agree whole-heartedly that the key to staying healthy is setting aside weekly “me time.”  NEW YORK –...

Laughs to Remember with Tammy Scanio Smith

Tammy Smith, a founder of Laughs to Remember, describes the annual comedy fun/fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Here is Tammy’s story on how and why she started the fun/fundraiser. “Having worked with families in the senior space...

Long-Term Care Insurance? Absolutely!

People are living longer than expected. They haven’t planned on it or the costs associated with medical care for chronic conditions or help around the house for daily living – housekeeping, grocery shopping, meals, mobility, and more. Here is why it is...

Summer Sweets: Stone Fruit Recipe

Peaches and other stone fruit are at their peak in early August. Spend a sunny summer afternoon baking this peach cobbler with your senior. (Best served with ice cream to family and friends so that everyone can enjoy a last taste of summer) Peach Crumble This recipe...