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Gardening for older people has multiple benefits, both physically and mentally.

Gardening For Older People: Caring Places Management Offering Therapeutic Connection to Nature

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At Caring Places Management, we are always looking for ways to enhance the lives of our residents. That’s why we are so excited to announce our new affiliation with the organization Eldergrow to provide therapeutic gardening programs. We have chosen Beehive Retirement in McCleary, WA, as the facility where we will pilot this program. Gardening for older people offers a…
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It may be evident to you that your parents need assistance. Many people attempt to take a logical approach in discussing the matter with their parents, pointing out the issues they've observed and how this demonstrates that the parent needs help.

Strategies to Help Parents Accept Assistance

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It’s common for elderly parents to accept the help they need due to physical or mental decline. It is a delicate situation that can create a lot of stress for everyone. As long as your parents are still mentally able, they have the right to choose their living situation and decline help. While you want to respect their wishes, you…
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Why It's More Important for Seniors to Stay Hydrated

How to Help Seniors Stay Hydrated

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This year, heat waves have already hit multiple states and are forecasted to continue. Seniors are particularly vulnerable to high temperatures and need to stay properly hydrated. Whether you are a senior or you are a younger person who is caring for an older adult, here’s what you should know about the role hydration plays in older adults. Why It’s…
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5 Steps To Take To Avoid Falling

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If you are an older adult, a fall can be terrifying because of the severe injuries likely to result. Approximately 300,000 seniors in the United States are hospitalized for hip fractures every year and falls cause 95% of those fractures. Most traumatic brain injuries result from falls as well. On a broad scale, elderly fall prevention can prevent thousands of…
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Elder Orphans: How to Plan For Aging Alone Without A Family

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A significant portion of the population is faced with the prospect of growing old alone, that is, not having family or friends around for support in times of trouble or when independent living is no longer practical. Moreover, as the baby boomer generation continues to age, the number of people aging without a family is likely to increase. The prospect…
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Coping with a diagnosis is often much harder on young people, but their emotional needs often get overlooked.

Talking to Teens and Children About Dementia

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The same emotions that adults feel when first discovering that a loved one or family member has been diagnosed with dementia are often similar to what young children and teenagers will experience during the process. Coping with a diagnosis is often much harder on young people, but their emotional needs often get overlooked. In addition to working through your own…
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Before you can successfully interact with an individual dealing with dementia, you need to have the right mindset. This means understanding the nature of the condition.

How to Respond to Strangers with Dementia

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Dementia is a disease that has a different effect on each individual, requiring individual responses to behaviors or actions. While there is a right and wrong way to interact with those dealing with dementia, it is important to address each individual comfortably and appropriately. This approach is difficult, especially when you encounter strangers with dementia. However, you can still meaningfully…
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Days of Decisions: Moving Your Loved One During the Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on so many people, from business owners to various employee groups, but an often unseen and overlooked population segment is the caregiver. Taking care of an aging senior or disabled loved one is already stressful outside of the strangleholds of lockdowns and contagion worries; trying to find an already-elusive sense of balance is…
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Technology is an excellent tool, and when seniors are given the opportunity to learn how to use it, it can lead to significant boosts in confidence, social interactions, and safety.

Embracing Technology: Benefits of Technology for Seniors

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Technology is everywhere, and it is becoming increasingly important for everyone — even those hesitant to change — to embrace that reality. Financial institutions, grocery stores, gas stations, hospitals, and vehicles are now more computer literate and dependent than ever before, meaning daily life now demands some interaction with technology. Reluctance to change is normal; there is a natural fear…
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Managing Delusions With Alzheimer's Patients

Managing Delusions With Alzheimer’s Patients

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Dementia care is one of the most challenging caretaking roles for family members to assume. Even when they hire professionals for Alzheimer’s care, it can begin to take a toll. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of memory impairment can cause drastic personality changes even before the memory loss begins to sink in. Family members often agonize over when Alzheimer’s…
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