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  • Medical alert systems can help keep elderly individuals safe when living independently. Here are some tips for choosing them and a review of some of the more popular ones.

    How to Choose Medical Alert Systems

    How to Choose Medical Alert Systems

    by Ruth Coffee52

  • 20 early warning signs of dementia along with memory test, resources and how to prevent or delay the onset of memory disease.

    20 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

    20 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

    by Virginia Kearney36

  • Some of us are now caring for our aging moms and dads for a longer duration than they took care of us as children. As caretakers know all to well, it takes enormous patience and goodwill. The job becomes even more challenging if we had a rocky history with our parents as kids and now feel resentful.

    My Tips for How to Care for an Aging Parent and Keep Your Sanity

    My Tips for How to Care for an Aging Parent and Keep Your Sanity

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • You may think there are no benefits to getting older, but that is wrong. I am going to point out the positive of leaving our youth behind in the dust.

    6 Benefits of Aging

    6 Benefits of Aging

    by Jessica B0

  • Aging skin is a natural part of life, but there are several steps we can take to properly take care of it. Here are some tips to help your wrinkled, dry, itching, or cracked skin look and feel better.

    How to Care for Aging, Dry, Cracked, and Itching Skin

    How to Care for Aging, Dry, Cracked, and Itching Skin

    by John R Wilsdon8

  • It is easy to become negative about getting old, but think of the many good things that come with age. A look at the positive side of getting old, from a personal perspective.

    11 Good Things About Old Age

    11 Good Things About Old Age

    by Johan Smulders8

  • A 12-step plan for aging gracefully. Ideas to help you maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor. Tips for looking and feeling young.

    My 12-Step Plan for Aging Gracefully

    My 12-Step Plan for Aging Gracefully

    by Loraine Brummer53

  • Caring young people can learn from these five suggestions. Capable people in the 65+ age group can also use these suggestions with other people in this same age group to promote happiness for all.

    Five Ways to Keep Older People Happy

    Five Ways to Keep Older People Happy

    by Dora Weithers58

  • Not everyone age seventy and beyond is senile and miserable. Some remain happy and positive. They make people laugh, offer encouragement, and prove themselves likeable. They share these common traits.

    Seven Characteristics of Optimistic Older People

    Seven Characteristics of Optimistic Older People

    by Dora Weithers58

  • Are you a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's? How to recognize the end-stage signs, and how to prepare for evolving care needs during this time.

    Symptoms of Advanced Alzheimer's

    Symptoms of Advanced Alzheimer's

    by Virginia Kearney26

  • The wisdom nuggets I teach best are those extracted from my personal situations. Some of them took years for me to understand. At 65, I begin to share them especially for those who walk behind me.

    Nuggets of Wisdom From a 65-Year Old Woman

    Nuggets of Wisdom From a 65-Year Old Woman

    by Dora Weithers98

  • While rare, some people can literally die of a broken heart. This condition often occurs in elderly people after losing a spouse or partner with whom they have spent many years together

    Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

    Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

    by Stephanie Hicks46

  • Caring for elderly parents can be frustrating and emotional, but looking for the deeper meaning can transform into the most sacred and profound time between a middle-aged child and his or her frail parents.

    Life Lessons Learned From Our Elderly Parents

    Life Lessons Learned From Our Elderly Parents

    by Jeaninne Escallier Kato2

  • Some people see maturity, dignity, and elegance when they look at their gray hair. They submit to their inner urge to celebrate themselves. Individuals who cover up may be selling themselves short.

    Five Reasons to Enjoy Your Gray Hair

    Five Reasons to Enjoy Your Gray Hair

    by Dora Weithers74

  • Being a caregiver for the elderly in your home is stressful. I am a home care attendant for a senior and hope these tips I learned from the in-home nurses will build your confidence in caring for your loved one.

    Elder Care Tips From a Home Care Attendant

    Elder Care Tips From a Home Care Attendant

    by Susan Britton19

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