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Joe Gilmore

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How To Find The Perfect Assisted Living Facility

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Many people want to and will try to live independently, and avoid an assisted living facility for as long as possible. But eventually, age-related issues and living alone can become too much of an obstacle and some seniors and children of seniors eventually look into how a caregiver or an assisted living facility can help their loved one.

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Topics: Assisted Living

Alternative Forms of Therapy For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

There are a number of age-related illnesses, disorders, and diseases. While there are many treatment options for some of these, others, such as Alzheimer’s do not have a known cure. However, there are some types of alternative forms of care that can potentially alleviate some symptoms and be complementary to primary care treatment.

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Topics: Senior Activities

Benefits of Yoga For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Yoga is an increasingly popular form of exercise and meditation in today’s society, learning more about the benefits of yoga will help you understand why it may be a good option for your loved one. For many, including seniors, yoga provides a retreat and an escape for those with busy lives. Yoga is a mind and body practice that combines physical and breathing exercises and relaxation.

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Topics: Senior Health

What Is Anticipatory Grief?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Death is a difficult thing to deal with and individuals often times will experience anticipatory grief before a loved one passes. The death of a loved one generally leads to a period of sadness, depression, and mourning. However, this can even occur before death actually happens. Anticipatory grief is a common occurrence for people who are expecting their loved one to pass sometime soon.

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Topics: Grief Support

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Getting a good night’s sleep can become more difficult as we age as many face problems like sleep apnea and insomnia. Luckily, there are ways to alleviate these issues and wake up well rested.

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Topics: Senior Health

Music Therapy For Alzheimer's

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 7, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Music is not just a form of entertainment, music therapy is an option that can and should be used for dementia patients. One study that examined the neurological benefits of music found that music therapy can reinforce social cohesion, family ties, self-esteem, and a better quality of life.

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Topics: Alzheimers

Finding Caregiver Support Groups

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

If you are a current caregiver for a family member or loved one, you know just how hard caregiving can be, for some people it even requires the help of a caregiver support groups to deal with the problems associated with the task.

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Topics: Caregiving

Volunteering For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Post-retirement can be a ironically stressful time for some older adults and that's why there are so many chances of volunteering for seniors. Many older adults who have been working nearly their entire life may not know exactly what to do with all this free time on their hands. You can only fix up the house and go on a walk so many times. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can stay active and engaged even after retirement.

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Topics: Senior Activities

The Stages Of Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Different forms of dementia, like Alzheimer’s Disease, are debilitating diseases that progress and the stages of dementia get worse over time. While the disease may not seem too detrimental at first, the middle and later stages of the disease can cause many problems and may lead to you enlisting the help of an assisted living facility or caregiver to help with day-to-day tasks.

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Topics: dementia care

15 Communication Strategies For Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

There are many communication strategies for dementia that you can implement in your daily life to make conversation easier between you and a loved one. Dementia is a debilitating and serious disease that affects a person’s memory and ability to communicate, if you don’t know how to deal with someone who has this disease, it can escalate a situation and cause problems.

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Topics: Memory Care

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