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November 18, 2022

This Holiday Season, Deepen the Conversation

“Share some important lessons you’ve learned in life.” “Did you like going to school? Why or why not?” “Are there any family jokes, stories or songs you can share with me?” With Thanksgiving here and other big holidays on the horizon, many families will be spending more time together than they have in a while.... Read More
October 24, 2022

The Importance of Life Space for Older Adults

Some of the changes that age brings can tempt older adults to spend more time at home. Visual impairment, hearing loss, mobility challenges and memory problems can make it unsafe for them to drive. They might feel less confident when they’re out and about, fearing they might fall or get lost. Gradually some may develop... Read More
October 19, 2022

Self-Care Contributes to Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life. Self-care can play a role in maintaining your mental health and help support your... Read More
May 19, 2022

Celebrating National Aging Life Care™ Month

As the aging population continues to grow, so does the demand for caregivers. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the number of family caregivers in the United States grew by 9.5 million from 2015 to 2020. During National Aging Life Care™ Month in May, the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) is raising awareness... Read More
May 5, 2022

How Is Care Management Like Whitewater Rafting?

In May we and other Aging Life Care Managers® celebrate Aging Life Care Month. Sponsored by the Aging Life Care Association®, it’s a time to not just celebrate our profession, but also to raise awareness and educate people about the many ways we can help in the aging journey. So many people think of aging as... Read More
January 20, 2022

How Mental Stimulation Helps the Aging Brain

Cognitive health — the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember — is an important part of everyday life. It’s one aspect of overall brain health (the others are motor function, emotional function, and tactile function). As we age, our cognitive abilities naturally decline – even in the absence of conditions such as Alzheimer’s or... Read More
November 16, 2021

Mental Health is a Key Part of Overall Wellness

When we hear the word wellness, most of us first think of our physical health – our weight and fitness, any conditions or diseases we’re managing, and any risk factors we may have for future problems. But, of course, wellness also has a large mental or psychological component. “A person’s mind, heart, and body are... Read More
July 19, 2021

Staying Independent as You Age

Every July we celebrate independence on a national scale. Why not celebrate it on a more personal level, too? At the same time that the U.S. population over age 65 is growing rapidly, so too is their desire to live independently and age in place. When it comes to envisioning where we’ll live in our... Read More
June 29, 2021

A Welcoming Community of Care

June is Pride month, a time for both celebration and consciousness raising. At LifeCare Advocates, one of our ongoing concerns is the challenges that face our LGBTQ+ loved ones, friends, colleagues, and clients as they age. Aging presents challenges for everyone, but LGBTQ+ elders must also deal with the potential for prejudice and even mistreatment.... Read More
May 25, 2021

How Storytelling Helps Older People

Anyone who’s ever listened to an older person reminisce knows the range of emotions their storytelling can evoke – joy, sadness, awe, pride, and so much else. Storytelling is a fundamental human experience across cultures. And it can be inspiring – many of us who have dedicated our careers to helping seniors trace our paths... Read More