Where to Look for Grief Support Services

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As we age, loss becomes a more common event in our lives as friends and family grow older and eventually pass on. This is always a difficult part of life, so it’s important that you still have a support system so you can talk to people about how you’re feeling and gain some comfort from them. If you or a loved one have experienced a difficult loss, then here are some places you can look to help you through your grief. Web Healing Web Healing is an online grief support forum that has been going since 1995. The extensive forums provide a safe place for people to talk, listen, and discuss when grieving the loss of a loved one. Different forum categories allow you to find a small online community…
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A Guide to Social Media for Seniors

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Loneliness and feeling disconnected are common problems among seniors, especially as they start to lose their independence and can no longer visit friends and family as easily, or as family members move away. Luckily, social media makes it easier than ever before to stay connected with those that live far away. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how seniors can use social media while staying safe online. Getting started with social media Firstly, there are lots of different social media platforms you could try, all with slightly different features and interfaces. Facebook is the most popular among older adults and has a huge user base, making it easy for you to connect with your loved ones and even old friends from your past. Creating a Facebook profile,…
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6 Tips for A Healthy Brain

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It’s important to look after your brain whatever age you are. Doing so throughout your life helps to slow down the natural decline in memory and cognitive functioning as you age. It can also help to fight off neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s, reducing your chances of developing these conditions and also slowing the progression of symptoms if you do have them. Here are a few simple ways to look after your brain and keep it healthy. Stay active Exercise is good for the entire body, including the brain. Cardiovascular exercise raises your heart rate, increasing the amount of blood flowing to the brain. Even walking on a regular basis can see great benefits for your brain health. Challenge your mind You should give your brain a workout as…
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Why You Should Consider A Joint Bank Account

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As our parents age, they may become less able to take care of important everyday tasks, like managing their finances. This is especially the case if your parent has a condition that affects their cognitive ability, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. If you’re concerned about your parent and their finances, then you might consider opening a joint bank account with them. In this article, we’ll cover some of the pros and cons of doing this. The advantages of having a joint bank account with your parents If you’re wondering whether or not to set up a joint bank account with your parent, then here are some of the advantages it could offer… Spotting or preventing fraud – Seniors are often targeted by fraudsters due to their expected lack of…
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Safe and Healthy Travel Tips for Seniors

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Retirement is the perfect time to create a bucket list and try out all those new things you’ve always wanted to do. For many people, this involves travel. A lot of couples start to travel more after retirement, or seniors may travel alone or with friends or family members. But traveling as a senior is likely to be different than traveling as a young adult, so we’ve got some travel tips for seniors that will help you get the most out of your trips while staying safe and healthy. Cruise vacations Cruises are especially popular among seniors because they provide you with everything you need in one package. You’ve got accommodation, restaurants, bars, and entertainment easily accessible to you. When your ship stops at a destination, you have the option…
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What is Anosognosia in Alzheimer’s Patients?

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Alzheimer’s comes with a variety of distressing symptoms. If someone in your family has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, then it can be difficult to understand all these symptoms at first as you get used to their new condition. We want to help you understand what your loved one is going through and how you can help both them and yourself manage the symptoms. In this article, we’re going to look at a particularly confusing symptom of Alzheimer’s; anosognosia. What is anosognosia? Anosognosia refers to a patient’s lack of awareness that they have an illness or condition. It is not specific to Alzheimer’s patients but can also be seen across a variety of neurological and mental health conditions, including after brain injury. Anosognosia is common across various types of dementia as…
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Moving Tips for Elderly Parents

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Moving home can be an incredibly stressful experience. Unfortunately, we often need to move home when it comes to our senior years. Many people move into a retirement home or an assisted living community, while others simply need to move into a house that is more accessible and easier to manage. Some might even move in with their adult children or other family members for additional support. If your senior parents need to move house, here are some tips to help you and them through moving day as smoothly as possible. Enlist help Whether you hire professional movers or just ask friends and family members to help you out, moving home will be a lot easier with some extra pairs of hands. Since moving house might also be a difficult…
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A Guide to Shopping Online for Seniors

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A lot of us love online shopping because of the convenience it affords us. If you lead a busy lifestyle, then it can be hard to fit in regular shopping trips. But you can place orders online and have them delivered straight to your door, whether it’s groceries, clothes, tech, or pretty much anything else you can imagine. Online shopping can also be a really useful service for seniors. Some older adults may find it difficult to get out of the house due to mobility issues, which may also make it harder to carry bags of shopping. Or if they no longer have a driver’s license, then there may not be a store within walking distance from their home. We’ve got some tips to help seniors shop online and stay…
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Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

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Like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative condition. This means that the patient’s condition and symptoms get worse as the disease progresses. Parkinson’s disease can affect people in a number of ways, particularly affecting their movement, including: TremorsStiffnessBalance problemsPosture changesSlow movementsDecreased mobility If you’re in the position of caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s Disease, then we’ve got some tips to help you support them. Understand the condition If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you might still be learning about what it is and what it means for them. It helps to research the condition, its symptoms, medications, and other factors. There are lots of great resources online to help you understand and come to terms with Parkinson’s Disease. Knowing the symptoms can…
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The Risk of Dehydration in Dementia Patients

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Patients who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease may find it difficult to complete everyday tasks or even remember that they’re supposed to do them. This can lead to a number of risks, such as forgetting to take vital medication. It may even mean that patients forget to drink throughout the day, putting them at risk of dehydration and the complications that can arise from that. Dehydration among seniors When we get older, the water content in our bodies becomes lower. This means that it’s even more important for seniors to regularly rehydrate. At the same time, however, our thirst signals get weaker as we age. So, if a senior is only drinking when they feel thirsty, they are likely to become dehydrated. Add onto this the memory troubles of…
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