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Caregivers Keep Seniors Safe from Drug Interactions

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As people grow older, their medicine cabinets tend to fill up. Seniors take more prescription drugs than any other age group. In fact, according to Drugwatch, 12 percent of seniors use 10 or more medications. Being on multiple medications poses a high risk for dangerous interactions between drugs and other substances. Even drinking grapefruit juice […]

Adapting Holiday Activities for Seniors

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The holiday season is a time to celebrate long-held traditions with family. But as time goes on and people grow older, traditions may need to change. And that’s OK! Here are some tips for adapting holiday activities to fit older loved ones’ needs. Make them feel involved. As people grow older, they may not have as […]

Are Your Aging Parents Lonely?

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Loneliness and isolation are so common among the elderly.  There are many causes including the loss of a spouse, physical decline, inability to drive and decreased vision and hearing.  Most seniors want to stay in their homes but what do they do to combat loneliness?  Hiring a companion service, like Senior Home Companions, can help […]

Music Memory and the Holiday Season

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The Holiday celebrations and hoopla can often be overwhelming for persons with dementia.  One way to stimulate memories of holiday experiences is through music.  Since music memory is stored more throughout the brain, it’s less likely to be effected by Alzheimer’s  Disease, stroke or trauma. There is a groundbreaking program called “Music and Memory” being […]

Stimulating Ideas For Spring

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What a spring we have had!  The range of weather conditions during the spring months can offer interesting conversations, memories, familiar music & hands-on activities for you and your loved ones. Many seniors with dementia may enjoy relating experiences with thunderstorms as children do – their fears of thunder & lightening, playing in the puddles […]