#ElderCareChat 12/16/2015: Holiday Safety for Seniors and Caregivers

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For the last #ElderCareChat of 2015, 31 participants talked about the hazardous side of the holidays, sharing practical tips to ensure a safer season.

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How to Enjoy Life After Retirement

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Setting aside negative feelings about getting older isn’t always easy, but it helps to view every day as a gift and make the most of what retirement provides you — namely, time.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Mom and Dad

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The most important gift you can provide, of course, is showing your parents you care. That is what will make the holidays special long after the presents have been unwrapped.

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#ElderCareChat 12/2/2015: Starting a Conversation About Downsizing

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During this week’s #ElderCareChat, attendees discussed everything from the emotional logistics that downsizing and moving requires to the joys and pains of working with siblings on decluttering the family home.

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Is Your Parent Abusing Prescription Drugs?

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Adult children whose parents take multiple prescription drugs should know the signs of abuse and also inform themselves about the solutions to this dangerous, and potentially lethal, problem.

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Help! My Elderly Parent Is Dating Again…

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When your single parent finds a new partner, you want to be happy for them. But when it comes to seniors dating, it’s not so simple.

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Finding Your Passion Later in Life

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By taking on an activity or hobby that engages your mind during your later years, you will be able to live life to the fullest — while maintaining a healthy brain.

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Is There Hope for Seniors with Tinnitus?

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Though tinnitus might sound like nothing more than a nuisance, the condition can significantly diminish your quality of life.

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New Council Seeks to Support Nation’s 44 Million Family Caregivers

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Leaders in elder care have launched the National Caregiver Council to address the needs of the nation’s 44 million family caregivers.

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#ElderCareChat 11/18/2015: Senior Living Search 101

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Review highlights from this week’s conversation about the essential elements of a smart senior living search.

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What You Need to Know About Debt Relief for Seniors

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A surprising number of seniors carry substantial debt and can’t find their way out. Fortunately, there are services available to provide relief.

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What You Need to Know About Knee Replacement Surgery

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While knee pain can usually be treated with a cortisone shot or physical therapy, there are cases when the pain becomes so severe that partial or total knee replacement surgery is required.

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You Don’t Want to Outlive Your Money… Or Do You?

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“I plan to be the guy in the nursing home with the greatest memories and the least amount of money,” says author and wealth manager Dr. Stanley Riggs.

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#ElderCareChat 11/4/2015: What to Know About Elder Exploitation

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During Wednesday’s live discussion, #ElderCareChat attendees — both first-time and returning — discussed how to spot, stop and prevent elder exploitation, as well as how to intervene in cases of abuse.

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Portrait of the Urban Senior: The Unique Benefits and Challenges of Aging in the City

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Because of the transient nature of cities themselves, life changes dramatically as urban seniors age. How can city seniors cope with the changes?

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A Campaign to Boost Your Brain Health

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It’s important to pay attention to our brain health just as much as our physical health. Eating well, keeping physical active, getting plenty of sleep and staying socially engaged are among the ways that aging adults can give themselves the best odds for staying mentally sharp.

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