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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for motivating seniors to stay involved in hobbies.

Mental health is a complex area of medicine, but there are steps caregivers can take to learn about mental illness, support their loved ones and ensure they get necessary treatments.

Many caregivers look for ways to entertain and stimulate their loved ones with dementia. The best ideas are simple, sensory activities that typically have some sort of connection with their past or childhood. This blogger decided to take her mother on an outing to the beach.

Adult children often try to protect their aging parents, but this can cost the elder their independence and dignity. Family caregivers must learn to balance their loved one's quality of life with risks, and this can take practice and patience.

If I ever needed a sense of humor and adventure, it is now! I am reinventing my life yet again, which is both exciting and perplexing at times. But, it is important to remember that it's never too late to shake things up and find happiness.

Several news stories piqued my interest recently, and I thought caregivers and seniors alike could benefit from this information.

A new study confirms that people age at different rates, which can greatly affect your health, physical and cognitive abilities, and appearance.

Occupying the middle ground between normal aging and dementia lies a disorder known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Here's what you need to know about MCI.

Those who approach getting older with a positive outlook are more likely to live longer and have a better quality of life. Dismiss common misconceptions and embrace aging with an optimistic mindset.

New research shatters the myth of the cranky, aging cynic. But is becoming more trusting as we get older a good or bad thing?

More and more, I see really positive representations of aging. Here are several recent examples I liked.

For anyone whose aging loved one always says, "Don't worry about getting me a gift this year--I don't need another thing," here's a list of the best and worst holiday gifts for older adults.

Older adults often start to lose their senses as they age, making them more susceptible to injury and harm.

Going to the doctor, paying bills, taking a driving test—older adults should try to tackle their most taxing tasks earlier in the day, claims new evidence that suggests aging brains function best in the morning hours.

At age seventy-seven, I had a knee replacement. I am using every tool available to assure that I keep my teeth. Now, I am on the hunt for a hearing aid(s).

As with the ability to drive a car, the time may come for many elders when owning a firearm is no longer safe. Their families then face an emotional and sometimes risky decision regarding how and when to remove this hazard.

Combat veterans may continue to feel the impact of their years of service, decades after returning home, in the form of an increased risk for developing dementia.

Getting an elderly loved one to be more physically active may be as simple as providing the right kind of emotional support in a setting where they feel comfortable.

Sherwin Nuland, author of "How We Die: Reflection's on Life's Final Chapter," recently passed away from prostate cancer. His award-winning book offers insights on controversial end-of-life issues.

New research sheds light on the dangerously sedentary lives of older women. Discover what too much sitting can do a person's body and mind.
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