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Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Learn about non-verbal ways to communicate. AgingCare.com published an article discussing the difficulties of communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak. This painful situation presents new challenges. The article says that, “Many of us are coping with elders who can no longer communicate. Whether from

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HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

  When it comes to arthritis, early intervention is a big advantage. Yahoo Heath reported online that “One in five adults — 50 million Americans — has been diagnosed with arthritis.” Learn how to watch for the onset of arthritis in your aging parents so they can begin getting help as quickly

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How to help your aging parents make dietary changes

How to help your aging parents make dietary changes

Be ready to help if health conditions require a dietary change. I love to reflect on the good ol’ days, when a hard days work on the farm began with a big breakfast of bacon, eggs, and all the trimmings. While nostalgic to consider, my activity level certainly cannot endure

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How planning and technology help aging parents

How planning and technology help aging parents

Read about the importance of planning for the future and making use of available tools. MinnPress.com (Minnesota) published an article discussing an upcoming campaign designed to encourage adults approach their senior years wisely. We can all benefit from learning more about how planning and technology help aging parents. Choices

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How to use routines to help in dementia care

How to use routines to help in dementia care

The capacity to recognize routines stays intact longer than other brain functions. Learn to make use of it. It can be painful to watch our aging parents suffer dementia. In the typical dementia patient, the part of the brain that recognizes routine stays intact longer than other fading brain skills. The  Lewy Body Dementia

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How to provide care for your aging parents while you vacation

How to provide care for your aging parents while you vacation

Everyone needs a break. Here’s some suggestions to ensure your aging parents are cared for so you can take a vacation. About this time of year, people start to make plans (or dreams) for a much needed vacation. If you care for your aging parents, perhaps you wonder how you

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