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Hearing Loss

Published January 01, 2022 by Donna Mae Scheib

People's sense of hearing is impacted as they age. Approximately 1/3 of individuals between the ages of 65-74 exhibit some level of hearing loss which increases to 50% for seniors over the age of 75. Many of these individuals may not know they are suffering from a hearing loss and some might not want to admit it. read more

Helpful Senior Living Apps

Published November 23, 2021 by Donna Mae Scheib

Nowadays there are many apps that can help us as we age, mainly because seniors are increasingly using mobile technology. A Pew Research Center report estimates that 42% of people over 65 own smartphones and 67% use the internet. Seniors often use different apps than younger generations due to their particular needs, and many apps even focus on them specifically. read more

Dementia Activities

Published November 01, 2021 by Donna Mae Scheib

Although the condition has no known cure, there are many activities for dementia patients that may mitigate the loss of memory and cognition or even improve an individual's condition. Many loved ones of seniors find themselves in the position of communicating with their aging loved one through various stages of dementia (often Alzheimer's particularly), so it becomes very important to keep them active and engaged. read more

Long-Distance Caregiving

Published October 18, 2021 by Donna Mae Scheib

Long-distance caregiving is, quite simply, providing for an aging loved one's needs over a long distance -at least one hour away. According to a report by Metlife/National Alliance for Caregiving, 15% of the 34 million Americans who serve as their parents' caregivers do so over long distances. read more

It's hard when someone you love is going to die. But there are some steps you can take to help with the process to make the most of the situation for your loved one and your well-being as well. This article addresses 11 approaches that just might make the experience a little bit easier. read more

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