Senior health & wellness

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How do you Check in on your aging family and friends?

I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more

40 inspirational quotes for caregivers

If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get — and that's true no matter whether you're a family member caring for a loved one, or a professional caregiver working with a patient. Sometimes, just a... more

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How can I talk to my mother about down sizing?

My mother can't take care of her house anymore. How can I get her to down size?

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When someone has shingles, when is the shingles contagious period?

Our neighbor came down with the shingles. He is an elderly gentleman and needed some help. My husband and I have been in and out of his home helping him with things he needs taken care of. I'm worried about coming down with shingles too. When is it the... more

18 quick, easy and healthy meals for seniors

If you're concerned you or the senior in your life isn't getting enough nutrition, there may be a number of reasons. Perhaps grocery shopping or cooking is too difficult, or meals just aren't as fun to eat alone. Regardless, eating healthy meals is of course incredibly important... more

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What day of the week is the least busiest time to travel?

I don't want to send my mother on a plane when it is crazy. When is the best time for her to travel alone?

Screen time could be the drug-free mood-booster every person with dementia needs

Anyone who has cared for a senior with dementia and its accompanying negative moods — from confusion to anger, sadness to apathy — has probably wished they could flick a magic wand and turn that mood around, STAT. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and Generation Connect... more

Best part-time jobs for seniors

While you may think of your golden years as a time to be free from the shackles of work, retirement isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Some seniors find that they can’t live comfortably on their fixed income, while others get bored, lonely or lack a sense of... more