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Using Technology to Age in Place

Though many seniors are technology savvy, many may be skeptical about the latest devices. But when a senior wants to age in place instead of leaving home, technology can be a lifesaver. Here are some technology options and products designed to help seniors. Engage with Others Technology offers many options…

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Veteran visits “The Wall” after many years

Shepherd’s Staff In-home Care caregiver Jim shared this story about his client, a Vietnam war veteran: John, a 70-year-old Vietnam war veteran, has advanced Parkinson’s disease and limited mobility. During our early visits, John showed me his Air Force pictures and told me of  his wartime experience. He talked about…

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Should You Hire an Elder Law Attorney?

As people age, a number of new issues arise that can be confusing for them and their families. These include issues like how to ensure there will be enough money to pay for needed care, how decisions will be made if the individual loses the ability to make prudent decisions,…

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Loneliness Can Affect the Health of Seniors

If you’re older and lonely, your mental faculties may decline at a quicker rate. That’s the conclusion from new research presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015 in Washington, D.C. In their study, researchers said they discovered that loneliness can be a key predictor of the rapid progression…

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10 Tips for Reducing Stress

Stress may be a fact of life, but you don’t have to let it build until it causes a serious health problem. Here are 10 ways you can reduce stress, whether it results from your job, from caregiving, or from anything that may be weighing you down: Change your thinking.…

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