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Tough Conversations with Seniors | The Basics
Oct03

Tough Conversations with Seniors | The Basics

Finding the right senior care option for yourself or a loved one can feel like everything is falling into place. But how do people and families reach this point, and even more so, how do you start those tough conversations with seniors? Here at SeniorCaring.com, we realize that aging is a wonderfully diverse experience for everyone and there’s no definite answer on the best way to approach seeking elder care other than starting with...

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Genealogy Research for Seniors
Aug25

Genealogy Research for Seniors

As one of the most intimate parts of our being, human DNA can provide an incredible amount of insight. As microscopic as it is, the chemicals encoded in each of our cells contain information that can tell us about where our ancestors lived in the past, what health risks we may face, and even the percentage of Neanderthal DNA we’ve inherited! Although ‘recreational genomics’ is by no means the most accurate way of learning about your...

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The Importance of Social Interaction for the Elderly
Jul18

The Importance of Social Interaction for the Elderly

People often overlook the importance of social interaction for the elderly. As the physical and mental well-being of senior citizens begins to decline, staying socially active serves as an important method for elderly care. Maintaining a connection with others help strengthen the immune system while improving mental health. Socialization has a lot of positive effects for senior citizens. It is an integral part of our lives. As social...

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6 Tips for Retired Couples | Preserving your Relationship
May12

6 Tips for Retired Couples | Preserving your Relationship

As you retire and move to a new chapter of your life, your relationship can also change. Some marriages end in divorce, but some can thrive in the golden years. It’s probably exciting to know that once you’re both retired, you’ll be able to spend more time with each other and finally get to do what you’ve talked about for years. It’s almost like you’re young again and feeling those first date butterflies. Just as young couples...

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Benefits of Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships
Feb22

Benefits of Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships

A close grandparent-grandchild relationship is often a reminder of a strong familial bond. And although they are family, some may wonder how two very different groups of people can help each other live a happier life. But having a strong connection between the two groups at opposite ends of the age spectrum can simultaneously have unique benefits for grandma, grandpa, and their grandchild. Benefits of Grandparent-Grandchild...

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Conversation Starters: 8 Questions to Ask Your Senior
Jan13

Conversation Starters: 8 Questions to Ask Your Senior

Whether you’ve been close throughout the years, or you’re just beginning to rekindle your familial relationship, it can be tough to start conversations with your aging loved one. You might not have seen eye-to-eye in the past, or you might feel like the two of you have nothing in common. Either way, it’s still important to make an effort when taking care of your loved one. They can often feel isolated or lonely as they age, so try to...

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