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Coping with the Reality that Mom Has Dementia

2019-10-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

You’ve noticed that mom isn’t the same; she is quieter, less engaged in social events and she seems to forget things easily. You chalk it off to her getting older, to the recent move, to the death of your father, to anything but dementia. This is a normal healthy response to change. No one wants […]

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Seniors, What to Eat if Suffering from Mouth Sores

2019-09-02 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

For an elderly person who is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer, it is not uncommon that the treatment has an adverse effect on the persons mouth and teeth.  The effect of the treatment can lead to the development of mouth sores, which could lead to eating difficulties for the person and affecting his/her nutrition.  Just […]

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Too Much Fruit Links to Dental Problems in Seniors

2019-02-06 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

During their older years, many senior citizens have changed their eating habits, and have adapted to a fruit based diet, primarily, in the belief that it is a healthy way of eating and will keep them well. However, after being on this fruit based way of eating for as little as 6 months, some of […]

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Oral Hygiene and Care for Senior Citizens

2018-11-22 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

As a person ages, subtle changes take place throughout the whole body. Usually the aging process goes unnoticed on a day to day basis, until a photo of years ago is examined, then “Oh My Gosh I’m becoming old”! It is not only the outer body which reflects such changes, but the mouth shape, gums […]

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Forecasting the Future Cost and Quality of Elder Care Services

2018-06-08 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Depending on who you talk to, the future of elder care and senior living facilities is either extremely bright or disconcertingly on the decline. Either advancements in health services, healthcare technologies, facility design, and institutional support will outstrip any demographic challenges. Or else the combination of a population that’s getting older with the Baby Boomers […]

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Setting Limits and Boundaries

2018-05-29 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Practice setting limits. You need to understand the importance of gently saying “no” to some things, so you can set reasonable limits with your parents. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should set limits arbitrarily. Most of the time, it’s not a good idea to start telling family members that you’re going to stop saying, […]

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Common Relationship Traps with Elder Care

2018-05-16 | Uncategorized | By Alexa Willis | 0 Comments

Adult children often see themselves as “problem-solvers,” especially when it comes to aging parents. Here are some tips for avoiding common relationship traps associated with caring for aging parents. Often, the impulse is to rush in and protect, but this also has the effect of unduly focusing on a parent’s weaknesses, rather than their enduring […]

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