Category Archives: Family

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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16 Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors

Happy Holidays! It’s that oh-so-wonderful time of the year where we spend more time with those we love, indulge in some yummy food and drinks, and exchange gifts. There are some gifts that are ideal for the seniors in your life, particularly seniors who may be struggling with cognitive or physical issues. Here a few…
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Dolls Help Seniors Cope With Memory Loss

It can be heartbreaking to witness a senior loved one lose their memory to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Although they may be losing their life memories, they don’t lose their ability to care for others. That’s what makes the nonprofit group Pearl’s Memory Babies so memorable. The idea started when Shepherdsville, Kentucky resident Sandy Cambron’s…
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4 Ways to Help Provide Relief for Caregivers

If you are caring for a sick or older family member—or if you know someone who is—then you likely experience a roller coaster of emotions. You may feel stressed devoting so much time to your loved one in addition to work or other family responsibilities, but you also may feel grateful you can provide so…
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5 Tips to Take Care of Aging Parents

Sometimes, there’s a gradual realization that our parents are aging and need additional help from their children. Other times, a specific event—such as an accident or sudden health change—can transform the role of a child to caregiver. Either way, the transition is never easy. If your parents are newly in need of additional help and…
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