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Extreme Caregiving 4: The furnace isn't working, the baby is tired.

“Gretchen?” comes Mama’s hesitant voice over my cell phone. You called my phone, who else would it be? I’m borderline irritable after getting up before 5 and still not getting to Seattle until 8:20 after three hours in drizzle and interstate traffic; and a baby who took 30 minutes of his usual 90 minute morning nap. 491 more words

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How Seniors Can Boost Their Memory with Mental Workouts

Memory does not have to decline as people get older. Science has proven that if we exercise our brains throughout our lives we can preserve our memories into older age. 373 more words

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Older Drivers Today Are Safer Drivers Than in the Past

Anticipating the aging of a large population of the “baby boomer” generation, highway safety experts for years have warned of the potential for a great increase in age-related traffic accidents as boomers become senior citizens. 381 more words

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Healthy Meal Ideas for Seniors

Planning and preparing meals for the elderly can be a challenging task sometimes. Medical conditions may limit the types of food they can and cannot eat. 403 more words

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The Importance of Hydration for Senior Citizens

After mowing the lawn on a hot summer day, you crave a glass or two of water and need to replace the fluids you lost through sweat and exertion. 451 more words

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Getting More Caregiving Help From Your Siblings

Getting More Caregiving Help From Your Siblings

Don’t let old communication patterns stand in the way of cooperation.

When Mom suffered a hip fracture, Maria took on her care. 1,437 more words

How Eating Well Supports Good Health in Seniors

No matter how young or how old we are, eating well always makes an enormous difference to our health. Senior adults should pay even more attention to the quality of their daily diet for one key reason: they no longer require as many calories in their daily food intake and are eating smaller portions. 368 more words

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