10 Ways Older People Withdraw from Life

10 Ways Older People Withdraw from Life

One of the greatest challenges in growing old is grappling with tendencies and pressures to withdraw into ever-tighter circles of restricted daily activities. There is no single word or phrase that captures this process, nor is there much research about it. But aging experts agree that withdrawing into an isolated lifestyle is a common practice that can create or worsen physical and emotional problems.

There are, to be

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25 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

Everyone struggles to come up with a name once in a while. But how can you tell if it’s more serious?

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When Good Caregivers Snap

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Snapped lately? All family caregivers lose their cool sometimes. Living with an elder is that stressful. Sometimes the target winds up being the hapless coffee shop clerk, and sometimes it’s the person you love best in the world. If outbursts are happening increasingly often, consider them a warning sign to find better ways to channel caregiver anger.

That’s right, channel. Letting it out is actually healthier than keeping it

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Seniors, doctors should speak freely at check-ups

Seniors, doctors should speak freely at check-ups Study finds primary docs don’t ask about falls, depression

An annual check-up should be quality time between older patients and their doctors. It’s a chance for both parties to carefully discuss medications, problems with everyday activities like sleeping or walking, and how to stay healthy.

But a recent study indicates these conversations sometimes aren’t happening during crucial primary care visits. “How Does It Feel?,” a national poll commissioned

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Long-Term Care can be a Burden for the Sandwich Generation

Retirement these days isn’t what it used to be, or what many of retirement age today thought it would be. Many American’s in their 50’s and 60’s find themselves a part of the ‘sandwich generation’, meaning that they are still caring for their own children while simultaneously caring for aging parents. This can, and does, put families in a financial crunch. A great retirement plan and college savings can still be upended with an unexpected

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Technology Still a Big Disconnect for Older Americans

How technologically savvy are you? How about your parents? The following article gives some statistics on how many older Americans within different age groups utilize the technology and gadgets that are now readily available.

Technology Still a Big Disconnect for Older Americans

Older Americans and particularly those over 85—sometimes called “the old old”—are not participating in the online revolution. There are rosy predictions for how easy-to-use technology will help them. Tablet computers require little

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The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap Meet members of the sandwich generation: raising children, dealing with elderly parents—and sometimes feeling as if they’ve bitten off more than they can chew

By Marilyn Werber Serafini

Chris St. Clair’s mother was firmly rooted in Breckenridge, Texas, population 6,000, with its three traffic lights and two grocery stores. She had graduated from the local high school and knew how many times the banks had changed names. She didn’t intend on leaving.

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What are Alzheimer’s Patients Searching For when they Wander?

Occasionally in our local news we hear of an elderly person who has wandered away and is missing. It is a very scary situation for family members, caregivers and law enforcement. Wandering can be a serious risk to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. There are many ways in which to protect people from wandering, but deep down, it is something that is hard for us to understand. What is it

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Is Your City Ready for the Rising Elder Population?

Our largest generation is now becoming our oldest population. Cities across the nation are facing many logistical problems with the aging baby boomer population. Within the next couple of decades, transportation, housing and medical care are going to become substantial issues for this country. Thanks to medical advancements, we are living longer and in many ways suffering less from chronic conditions. As we live longer, though, it is incredibly important that we are able to

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US Drafts Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

With the numbers of Alzheimer’s patients to increase dramatically over the coming decades, our government has started the process of coming up with a strategy to fight the disease, to educate about the disease and to provide money towards research for a cure.

US drafts plan to fight feared Alzheimer’s disease

The Obama administration declared Alzheimer’s “one of the most-feared health conditions” on Wednesday as it issued a draft of the nation’s first strategy

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10 Medication Mistakes That Can Kill

Though anyone can make a medication mistake, seniors can be quite vulnerable to making medication mistakes due to age-related conditions such as memory loss, diminished eye sight, hearing loss and increased chronic ailments that require the medications to begin with. Please click through below to read all 10 medication mistakes that can cause serious harm to you or your loved one so that the necessary steps can be taken to ensure that such mistakes never

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Men are Increasingly Becoming Caregivers

Men’s role in tending to loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia soars amid evolving views on gender roles, longer lives

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U.S. Seniors Missing Out on Benefits

Millions of seniors in the United States are missing out on more than $20 billion in aid that could help pay for food, medicine and heating, simply because they don’t know it’s there

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Helping Your Parents Stay Out of the Nursing Home

Aging parents and their children sometimes disagree over the issues of safety versus independent living. Here are steps you can take to make your parents’ home safer.

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Grumpy Care Receivers

Having a chronic disease that causes discomfort, pain and loss of independence can make the best of us grumpy and negative. Caring for someone struggling with a chronic condition can definitely take its toll.

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Caregiving From Afar

As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves in precarious position, struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away.

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New Insight Into Aging Brains

Nearly a quarter of the changes often seen in a person’s intelligence level over the course of a lifetime may be due to genes, a proportion never before estimated, new research shows.

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Path Is Found for the Spread of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease seems to spread like an infection from brain cell to brain cell, two new studies in mice have found. But instead of viruses or bacteria, what is being spread is a distorted protein known as tau.

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How to Select an Agency When Hiring In-Home Help

To learn about using our free Care Advisor service for senior home care, and access our Provider Network of licensed, insured agencies, visit us at Advocare.

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How Exercise May Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay

Alzheimer’s disease, with its inexorable loss of memory and self, understandably alarms most of us.

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