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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

Is Your Aging Well Team in Place?

Did you know that aging well is a team effort? As people grow older and start thinking about their lifestyle and potential care needs in their senior years, one of two things generally happens. Some people realize they need to make plans, and hire experts – financial, legal, and others – to help them prepare.... Read More

Checking on Your Senior Loved One During Holiday Visits

If you’re visiting a long-distance parent or other older relative during the holidays, this may be the first time in a long while that you’ve seen them in person. The pandemic interrupted our quality face-to-face time with a lot of people. With older loved ones, it also took away opportunities to see first-hand how they’re... Read More

Supporting the Caregivers of Those Diagnosed with Dementia

More than 11 million people in the U.S. are currently providing unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, reports the Alzheimer’s Association. Nearly half of all caregivers (48%) who provide help to older adults do so for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. “Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia becomes... Read More

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

You’re Never Too Young to Plan for Aging Well

Life is full of events we need to plan for financially, like college, buying a home, and retiring. When it comes to retirement planning, we generally think about the obvious – where we’ll live and how we’ll spend all that free time. But, of course, we’ll also want to ensure that we’re aging well –... Read More

Helping Elders Overcome Isolation and Loneliness

Humans are social beings, relying on each other for everything from food and shelter to companionship and community. But it’s an unfortunate fact of life that as most people get older, they experience more and more life events that can cause them to feel lonely or isolated. Children leave the home; loved ones, friends, and... Read More

When Your Aging Loved One Refuses Assistance

The adult child of a senior is trying to help a parent age in place – visiting and providing help whenever possible. But the adult child feels they’re at their wits’ end, seeing to their parent’s needs and those of their own family, not to mention work demands. The adult child feels burnt out and... Read More

How Life Care Managers Help in a Crisis

One of the most important ways we as life care managers help our clients – and by extension, their families – is our ability to be present in times of crisis. Often, the children of our older clients live far away, or at least not close enough to respond quickly in an emergency. Whether it’s a busy... Read More