Category Archives: Caregiver Resources

Better Caregiving for Seniors With Low Vision

Just about all of us lose some of our crisp, clear vision as we age. However, about 2.9 million adults over the age of 40 in the U.S. have vision problems that can’t be further corrected by surgery or glasses. Low vision is the term to describe this problem. Forty-five percent of the people with…
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7 Ways to Make the Holidays Easier for Someone With Alzheimer’s or Dementia

It’s no secret that living with Alzheimer’s disease and caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is challenging. This also means that late November and December—a time when the holidays are upon us—also brings unique challenges as we celebrate and see more family and friends. However, there are some ways to make life…
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5 Tips to Make the Bathroom a Safer Place for Seniors

Have you ever slipped and fell in your bathroom? No matter what your age or how agile you are, a bathroom can increase your risk for falls due to slippery floors. However, seniors—who are already at a higher risk for falls—are particularly vulnerable to getting hurt in the bathroom. With more and more seniors deciding…
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6 Tips to Help a Loved One Get Adjusted to Assisted Living

Moving is hard on anyone, right? Imagine that you are older and experiencing memory loss. You’ve been in a comfortable place, be it at a senior independent living facility or in your home, and then you are moved to assisted living. That would be a major change for even the most resilient among us. If…
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Make Bill Paying Easier for Seniors With These Tips

Quick show of hands (well, virtually)—how many of you like to do the regular task of paying your bills? Anyone? Anyone?  Many people find the task of paying bills arduous and time-consuming. Now, imagine that you are a senior, perhaps struggling with vision or memory issues. Picture how much harder bill paying is for someone…
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7 Tips for Safer Driving for Seniors

As we age, it’s normal to notice differences in our senses, including hearing and vision. It’s also normal to experience a slowing in our response to things going on around us. These changes can affect our ability to drive and respond quickly to what’s on the road. Many seniors will go on to have many…
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