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Summer Worries

Caring for a loved one experiencing memory loss and other symptoms of cognitive decline can feel overwhelming. The good news is, you don't have to face these challenges alone.

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You Don’t Need to Age Alone

Whether by choice, or due to circumstance, many older adults find themselves living alone in their later years. Without children or close relatives to depend on, they are often challenged with making critical legal, financial or medical decisions alone. Care managers can help solo agers take steps to ensure they won't be isolated and helpless when they need care most.

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Stress Factors Affecting Seniors

There are many unique circumstances that affect seniors and can make them more prone to ongoing anxiety, stress, and depression. If you’re a senior, of if you’re a caregiver for an elderly adult, it’s important to be aware of the causes and ways to mitigate stress in older adults.

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The Joy of New Beginnings

Trying new activities can have benefits for physical, mental, and social health, especially for seniors. Learn how together, Charlie and his son were able to try something new and expand their social circles.

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How Acts of Service Can Help You Change Your Life

For hundreds of thousands of elderly people, volunteering has helped them gain a new lease on life. With retirement, many seniors find that they have a lot more time on their hands, they have less opportunities to connect with and engage in their communities and beyond, and they are overall less active. Volunteering, and other acts of service, help fill this void and provides for more enriching lives.

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Intentional Connection for Seniors

It’s a common thing for seniors to feel a let-down after the fun of being with family and friends during the busy holiday season. Given what we know about the negative physical and emotional effects of loneliness and isolation, I always talk with my clients about the importance of staying connected with family and friends and keeping their social lives full. What worked for Georgia may work for you.

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Celebrate National Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month, celebrated every November, is a time to acknowledge and honor the millions of family caregivers across the nation. It's also an opportunity for us, as a community, to help caregivers find what they need to take care of themselves. Here are a few ideas that may work, or at least get you started on your self-care journey.

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Don’t Fear the Destination, Appreciate the Aging Journey

Sometimes we get so caught up in our fears about aging that we forget to appreciate the journey – and the benefits of growing older. Learn how Mark embraced the changes that aging brought with it, and why some studies show that older adults have improved mental health and are actually happier than younger adults.

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The Care You Need and Deserve

Many times, families are unaware of the services available to their aging loved ones, or are too stressed or lack the time and energy to investigate the options. Aging Life Care Consultants can help seniors get the care they need and deserve to stay safe and healthy in a way that works for them.

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Be Proactive Before a Health Crisis

No one enjoys planning for things that scare them like aging, death, illness or emergencies, but being proactive about these issues avoids the emotional trauma and stress of a sudden crisis. For those of you unsure where to start, this post covers the documents that are crucial when it comes to proactive aging.

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