Senior-life

Feeling Stretched as a Grandparent Raising Grandchildren?

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide you with the tools you need to take care of yourself. 

This program helps family caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. 

Quilt Workshop Produces Fidget Quilts for Local Dementia/Alzheimer’s Patients

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Before they passed away, both my grandfather and father had dementia. Although its onset probably came much sooner than our family recognized, my dad's decline seemed so very swift. It was heart-wrenching to travel to the nursing home in Missouri to visit him and realize that he didn't know me anymore. He seemed agitated as his hands fidgeted. If only I had known about fidget quilts at that time, I would have loved to create one to help soothe him. These quilts help patients feel more relaxed, thereby improving well-being. The different textures and shapes engage and stimulate the brain.

Three Things Retirees Should Consider When Deciding Whether to Rent or Own a Home

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Home ownership has long held an honored position as an integral part of the American dream. 

But when retirement time comes, rethinking that dream could be in order. Sometimes renting a house or apartment is the better bet both financially and in terms of the retiree's changing lifestyle and health, says Eric Kearney, an investment advisor for Retirement Wealth.

Three Ways Millennials Can Help Their Baby Boomer Parents Get Fit

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Aging baby boomers who neglect their health and fitness don't just harm themselves. Their lifestyles also affect their adult children, who eventually could end up caring for them - both financially and physically - as their health declines.

Of course, that's not the only reason those adult children might feel concerned. They also may like having mom and dad around and want that to continue for years to come.

So, they have a vested interest in encouraging their parents to get fit and stay fit.

Facts About Aging and Alcohol

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Uncle George's and Grandma Betty's Stories
Anyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Uncle George always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaler all her life until she started having a drink each night to help her get to sleepafter her husband died. Now, no one realizes that she needs a couple of drinks to get through each day.