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exercise
Staying physically fit is a challenge for even the best of us. Our lives are so filled with jobs, kids, errands (and maybe a bit of sleep if we’re lucky) that there never seems to be enough time to work out. But the benefits of regular exercise are undeniable, so we do the best we […]
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sandwich caregiver phoenix arizona
According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Fact and Figures report, “eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers.” Does that sound familiar? If you’re like many Americans, you’re probably pitching in with needy family members wherever possible, all while balancing your […]
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Irrational Elderly Parents
Imagine these caregiving scenarios: Your elderly father cannot dress himself, so each morning you help him get ready for his day. On this morning you start with his underwear and then move on to his shirt and socks. When it’s time to help with his pants, you pull them up to his waist and reach […]
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Arizona Opioid Addiction
There’s been quite a bit of recent talk in the media and from politicians about America’s opioid epidemic. If you don’t personally know someone suffering from addiction, all this talk might seem rather abstract. But a close look at the statistics reveals the true extent of the crisis. According to a study by the National […]
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arizona caregiver isolation
We’ve covered the negative impact social isolation has on senior’s health in previous posts. But a recent article in The New York Times reminded us that caregivers often struggle under this same weight. The article begins with the story of Marcy Sherman-Lewis who’s been caring for her husband who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Every week Marcy […]
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phoenix arizona caregiving
An opinion piece by Reuters columnist Mark Miller caught our eye recently. In it, Miller shares new research about the sobering future of caregiving in the United States. In short, the number of caregivers (defined as CNA’s, home care workers, and unpaid family caregivers) won’t rise to meet the demand from an increasing number of elderly […]
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senior companionship arizona
Humans, by nature, are social creatures. And as social creatures, the desire to connect compels us to join with others to create families and communities and societies. All with the hope of being part of something larger than ourselves. This isn’t just some random quirk of evolution. Studies show that humans benefit both physically and emotionally from […]
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dementia
A Public Health Emergency According to World Health Organization estimates, there are currently 47 million people worldwide living with dementia. By 2030, the WHO projects the number will grow to 75 million, and triple to nearly 150 million by 2050. Despite popular belief, dementia is not a natural part of aging. Instead, it’s a syndrome […]
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toileting
If you’re caring for an older person, you know how difficult toileting can be. Any of the common aging symptoms – from dementia, neuropathy, and balance issues – make bathroom trips more hazardous than they should be. When you add in the embarrassment factor and the intimacy of the act, the restroom can become a […]
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abuse
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been examining the elder financial abuse epidemic that steals an estimated 2.9 billion dollars from seniors every year. In our last post we provided handy tips you could use to spot financial abuse when it occurs. Before that, we looked at scams commonly perpetrated against the elderly. Today we’ll […]
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