Families, Elders, and Senior Support Services

When considering who provides social support for elderly parents or individuals, our first thoughts are to turn to family members. It is true that most support does come from extended relatives or family members. However, there are many...

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Elder Technology Benefits: See Your Phone!

As submitted by guest blogger, Katybeth Dee, from SelfExam.org...Part Two: Getting Smarter About Communication A smartphone has many pros and cons, and senior health and well-being fall on both sides. While tech addiction is...

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Technology Can Boost Senior Health

As submitted by guest blogger, Katybeth Dee, from SelfExam.org...Part One: Technology has become a regular part of our daily lives. For some seniors, this is exciting, while others might find technology a little confusing or even intimidating. However,...

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Sleep Quality: Benefits of a Good Night Sleep

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, it's a question of quantity and quality. People of all ages need to get a certain amount of sleep in order to function well, but how well they sleep can also...

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Alzheimer’s: Tips to Relieve Care Burden

A Disease Without Boundaries Few families have been left untouched by this insidious disease. Alzheimer’s, after all, is a disease that does not discriminate. It affects people of all backgrounds, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and education. What many families fail to...

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Alzheimer’s Disease Recognition

Very often the initial symptoms appearing in a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease are examined in hindsight. It can be a little like viewing a car accident in the rearview mirror.  At first, his/her difficulty in recalling words may...

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Alzheimer’s, Family Members and Holiday Gifting

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, almost 15 million family members now serve as unpaid caregivers for the 5.4 million people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States today. This means that most of us know someone...

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Seniorities with Rep. Patrick Kearney

“Seniorities” is a bi-monthly cable TV program discussing/highlighting issues of importance to our aging population. As Chairman of the Board, Scituate Council on Aging, I co-host with Linda Hayes, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Our guest...

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Benefits to a Good Night Sleep

When it comes to getting a good night's sleep, it's a question of both quantity and quality. People of all ages need to get a certain amount of sleep in order to function well, but how well they sleep can...

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Sensitive Family Planning with Elderly Parents

It may be a difficult task to broach sensitive subjects involving your elderly parents. They may be extremely private on such subjects as end-of-life decisioning, asset distributions, and designated beneficiaries. Above all… Respect your parents’ feelings if they make it...

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