Age Related Decline

  • Tips for Motivating Seniors to Stay Involved

    We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for motivating seniors to stay involved as they age.

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  • Aging With Dignity

    Adult children often try to protect their aging parents, but this can cost the elder their independence and dignity. Family caregivers must learn to respect an elderly parents ability to age on their own terms.

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  • 10 Misconceptions about Aging

    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.

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  • The Truth About “Old-People Smell”

    Many people believe that the odor that sometimes permeates seniors’ homes and elder care facilities is a result of poor hygiene, but it is actually a natural part of aging.

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  • 8 Lessons on Aging and Death From the Man Who Explained ‘How We Die’

    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.

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  • What It Feels Like to Be Old

    Aging is not something we can fully understand until it happens to us. Sometimes, it feels as if seniors are being unnecessarily difficult, but if you put yourself in their shoes, you'll find that aging gracefully can be a challenge.

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  • How to Discuss Unsafe Driving with a Senior

    Elders who have become increasingly dangerous on the road are often in denial about their inability to safely drive a car. Use these 7 tips for discussing unsafe driving with an aging parent.

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  • The Connection Between Aging, Insomnia and Memory Loss

    Insomnia is a bothersome condition often associated with fragmented sleep and fatigue. But when chronic sleep deprivation is left unchecked, it can take a serious toll on a senior’s physical and mental health.

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  • Caring for a Loved One with Fecal Incontinence

    Millions of adults have bowel control problems, but most are reluctant to talk about this condition and seek help. Get the information you need to start the discussion, explore treatment options and help your loved one improve their quality of life.

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  • Understanding Mental Health Issues in Seniors

    In seniors, it can be challenging for doctors to distinguish the symptoms of new or worsening mental illness from medication interactions or conditions like dementia.

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  • Depression Among the Elderly: Warning Signs Can be Easy to Miss

    Many people think that sadness, negativity, and a general emotional downturn is part of the aging process, but this isn't true. If your loved one is feeling down, it is important to recognize the signs of depression and know that help is available.

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  • Mild Cognitive Impairment: 10 Things to Know

    Occupying the middle ground between normal aging and dementia lies a disorder known as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).

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  • Help Seniors Who've Lost Sense of Smell, Hearing, Vision

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

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  • Aging and Memory Problems: Benign or Serious?

    Ever have trouble recalling a word or a name? The question is: when is memory loss part of the normal aging process, and when is it a sign of a more progressive problem?

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  • Elderly Temper Tantrums: What's Behind the Outburst?

    We tend to think of temper tantrums as only pertaining to small children or teens, but even the elderly act out at times. Learn what's behind these angry outbursts and how to best handle them without losing your own temper.

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  • 6 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Safeguard Your Vision as You Age

    Vision loss is often accepted as an inevitable side-effect of aging. But there are steps you can take to keep your eye health strong, even as you get older.

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  • The Unexpected Secret to Successful Aging

    Are you destined to age the same way your parent has? Caregivers have a heightened awareness of the physical and mental declines that accompany aging. How can you ensure successful aging?

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  • 10 Things That Make You Feel Old and What To Do About Them

    Discover ways to outwit the everyday things that make you feel old. The idea that aging is an uncontrollable, unstoppable force is faulty. Making small, simple lifestyle changes can improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

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  • 20 Warning Signs That an Elderly Driver is No Longer Safe Behind the Wheel

    Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, but the risk of car accidents and injury increases with age. Look for these warning signs that indicate it's time for a senior to stop driving.

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  • Helping Elders Feel Less Alone

    Loneliness can affect anyone, but because of inevitable losses, some loneliness is built into the aging process. Help seniors feel less alone and decrease the debilitating effects of loneliness.

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