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What is Alzheimer’s? 7 Signs your loved one may have Alzheimer’s

“One of the hardest things you will ever have to do, my dear, is to grieve the loss of a person who is still alive.” Alzheimer’s is a disease that currently impacts over 5.8 million Americans. In 2017 there were an estimated 50+ million people worldwide living with dementia. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause...
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9 Things to think about before moving your loved one into your home

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” – Princess Diana “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” –Barbara Bush Most of us love our family. We will put our families above all else. It doesn’t...
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How to help seniors accept caregiving support at home

There’s no place like home. Most of us love the comfort of our own home. In fact, an AARP survey of adults shows that 3 out of 4 adults age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. That is 76% of adults 50+ that want to live in...
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Is it time to give up driving? 8 Signs to look for.

Driving is a privilege that most of us in the U.S enjoy from the age of 16 years. It provides the transportation necessary for independence, work, food, adventure, and relationships. As seniors age and some of their faculties start to dim; vision, hearing, reflexes and reaction time, it may be up to us to assess...
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How to make a home safe for your aging parents or loved one

About 87% of seniors plan on living in their own home for at least five to 10 years after turning 65, according to the AARP. Loved ones who are able to often prefer aging in place at their own home, which we are huge supporters of, but as a family member, it often causes us...
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9 Signs your parent or loved one needs a caregiver

One of the most frequently asked questions that potential clients ask us is, “How do you know when it’s time to hire a caregiver?”  We wish that there was an easy one-size fits all response we could provide to everyone who asks us, but the reality of it is that it’s different for every person...
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Infantilization of seniors, a degrading trend and why it matters.

Are people aged 65 +/- societies new children? When you read about ancient societies and cultures there is often an old wise woman or man who tribes and villages look to for wisdom, insight, and depth. Cultures around the world used to depend on the wisdom and strength of their elderly but it’s a new...
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6 Things to Consider Before Hiring a Caregiver

Credentials and licensing: are they certified in CPR and first aid, do they have any health care training? Are they registered? Background checks: very important to know the person who is going to be taking care of your loved one and it’s CA state law. References: Ask for more references than offered and call them...
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Recipe Corner: Spiced Carrot Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 pound large carrots, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 2/3 cups) 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup...
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Hiring an in-home Agency vs. Private Caregiver

As we start to see our loved ones get older and need more assistance, we begin to question what is the best method to ensure our loved ones are being cared for and remain safe in their home. Do we hire a friend or neighbor to help, or do we hire an in-home agency with...
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