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What the Future of Caregiving Looks Like

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Here’s what experts are predicting the future of caregiving will look like. Expect a caregiving environment rich in technology in the not-so-distant future. But along with that, there’ll be an emphasis on human connection to counter the devastating health effects of social isolation on older people. This month, we’ve been […]

How to Avoid Crippling Falls After Age 50

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As we age our balance wanes and the risk of falling becomes greater, however with regular balance exercises such as yoga and Tai Chi we can greatly decrease the chance of falling. When he asks people over 50 if they can stand on one foot while maintaining their balance, most […]

7 Ways to Step Up Your Self-Care as You Age

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These self-care “do’s” are not only easy but essential for whole body wellness. How do you cope with aging? I’ve been thinking about that question since first exploring it two years ago on Next Avenue. This time, I was prompted to add to my list after a rather unusual conversation with […]

Dementia Conference 2018 – April 13-14 in Campbell, CA

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Please join us for Living In The Moment Dementia Conference April 13 and 14th in Campbell, CA. April 13 2:00- 6:00 PM: Focus on Elder Care Professionals April 14: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM: Focus on Family Caregivers Location: Campbell Community Center- Orchard City Banquet Hall- 1 Campbell Avenue, Campbell Expert speakers […]

Fainting: First Aid

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A fainting spell can be frightening — but here’s a helpful guide explaining what to do. Fainting occurs when your brain temporarily doesn’t receive enough blood supply, causing you to lose consciousness. This loss of consciousness is usually brief. Fainting might have no medical significance. Or the cause can be […]

Signs That You Hired the Wrong Caregiver

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Should you be concerned about your parent’s caregiver? Finding the right person to help care for your older adult can be tough. The top priorities are that they’re treated kindly and their care needs are met. But sometimes things don’t go smoothly and it’s difficult to know if there’s a […]

10 Myths about Older Adults and Falls

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Falls are NOT a normal part of aging, and most can be prevented!  Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they’re not. Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment […]

Caregivers and Meditation: 5 Apps to improve your health and well-being

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Caregiving is a tough job and the stress can seriously affect your physical and mental health. A very effective and simple way to combat that is to meditate. Rest assured, you don’t have to be a zen master before you benefit from meditation – even a few minutes a day can make […]

Living With Your Home Care Aide

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You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect when the aide arrives for work. If you don’t have experience with in-home assistance, all sorts of “worst case scenarios” are whirling about in […]

Hyperthermia: Too Hot For Your Health

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During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from […]