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Helping an Elderly Parent Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

Helping an Elderly Parent Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

The death of a spouse is one of the most stressful and traumatic events that a person can experience, especially in old age. The surviving spouse may face many changes and challenges, such as loneliness, grief, health problems, financial issues, and loss of identity....

The Sudden Caregiver

The Sudden Caregiver

Even if you knew that “someday” you may be responsible for a loved one, you probably assumed you would have time to grow into the role and gradually assume responsibilities over time.  But sometimes life has surprises, and you are thrust suddenly into the role of...

Groups Seniors Can Join Online

Groups Seniors Can Join Online

Most seniors today are comfortable with computers and the Internet.  Below is a list of Forums and Facebook pages that will expand the range of thoughts and ideas available to web-savvy seniors.  These resources will allow seniors to keep in touch with like-minded...

The Importance of Adequate Rest for Seniors

The Importance of Adequate Rest for Seniors

As we age, our bodies undergo various changes, and one aspect that becomes increasingly vital to our overall well-being is getting adequate rest. Senior citizens often find it more challenging to get a good night’s sleep or rest during the day, but understanding the...

Senior Scams for the Holidays

Senior Scams for the Holidays

Increased risk for scams targeting older people. The holiday season is a time of joy and generosity but also a time of increased risk for scams and fraud targeting older people. Scammers may use various tactics to trick seniors into giving away their money or personal...

Would Downsizing Improve Your Senior’s Life?

Would Downsizing Improve Your Senior’s Life?

Over the years, a senior may have steadily increased the size of the home in which they live.  If a number of children were part of the family, the need for a larger home may have increased the need for size.  But, as the children move away, the house does not...

Should Seniors Get a Colonoscopy?

Should Seniors Get a Colonoscopy?

Getting a colonoscopy every ten years has become somewhat of a norm for those people over 50 years old, Despite the discomfort and mild embarrassment associated with the procedure, many elders are getting regular colon cancer screenings--so regularly, in fact, that...

About Shingles

About Shingles

If you are over 60 (or care for someone who is), it is highly probable that you (or they) had a case of chicken pox when you were young.  The vaccine for chicken pox was released in 1995, meaning you were probably infected long before it was available.  You are also...

Mice and Men: How Age Impacts Memory

Mice and Men: How Age Impacts Memory

Wrinkles, loss of strength, gray hair.  All signs of aging.  Less obvious is the impact on the brain.  Much research is going toward the changes in the older brain, such as a decline in memory and cognitive abilities. Memory Storage Certain parts of the brain are...