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Thank You Alzheimer’s Association

Posted on: March 31 2016

Yesterday was the Alzheimer’s Awareness and Advocacy Day at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. As the daughter and former full-time caregiver to a parent with dementia, I would like to salute the efforts of the Vermont chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for their work in putting together the Alzheimer’s Awareness and Advocacy Day at the Vermont State House. The Alzheimer's Association has been a resource of mine ever since my father was diagnosed with dementia. At the beginning, I mostly read about the basics: what is dementia, what are...

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Yoga for Seniors – What to Know Before You Start

Posted on: March 24 2016

from About Health website One of the great things about yoga is that it is so adaptable to different populations with diverse physical abilities and needs. Though the popular image of yoga may be a young person twisted up like a pretzel with apparent ease, those who are older and less flexible can enjoy a yoga practice just as much and potentially benefit from it even more. Is Yoga Appropriate for Seniors? In most cases, seniors can absolutely do yoga. Many people with hectic schedules only find the time for activities like yoga in retirement. Though the tendency is...

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Does poor sleep raise risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted on: March 16 2016

With Daylight Savings Time beginning this last weekend, the thought of more daylight makes me very happy. The thought of losing an hour of precious sleep didn’t make me so happy. It can be very interesting to observe how the biannual time change affects us, our children, our pets, and our aging loved ones. My father has dementia and for two and a half years, I was his primary caregiver. Dementia has been present on the paternal side of my family for at least two generations that I know of. Seeing the disease progress in my father...

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Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Posted on: February 29 2016

from NCOA National Council on Aging Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? Because seniors are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in their accounts. Financial scams also often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they’re devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses. It’s not just wealthy seniors...

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The Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for your Senior Years

Posted on: February 08 2016

from Marie Villeza, Elderimpact Aging in place is an attractive option for many baby boomers and retirees who value independence and living life on their own terms. This lifestyle choice is a commitment to remaining in the home that you know and love, rather than relocating to a retirement community or assisted living facility. Establishing an aging in place plan denotes taking responsibility for your quality of life without being a burden on your family or community. Now is the time to start planning for your senior years and making small changes a little bit at a time. Trying...

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Helping an Aging Parent with Their Finances

Posted on: January 15 2016

From Savvy Senior by Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 82-year old mother is having some trouble keeping up with her bills, and I just found out that she has been making a lot of small contributions to suspicious charities.                                               ...

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The History of Christmas Trees

Posted on: December 23 2015

from Seniors GO TO Guide - Blog The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God. Nobody is really sure when Fir trees were first used as Christmas trees. It probably began about 1000 years ago in Northern Europe. Many early Christmas...

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