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A Memory Box for Dementia

For those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other types of memory loss, it can be difficult for them to recall events or people from the past. A Memory Box filled with special keepsakes from past holidays, memorabilia, and souvenirs from special events, along with other significant items from the person’s past can help trigger recall and stimulate the senses. It can also provide you a valuable opportunity to learn about your loved one’s past.

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Iris Loves Spending Quality Time with Pete

When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it affects families in profound ways. As professional advocates and facilitators, geriatric care managers can help seniors and their loved ones create immediate and long-term care plans to manage their condition and other aging related ailments.

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The Effects of Caregiving

There are many components to caregiving, and many responsibilities that go along with it. Caregiving can be a very rewarding experience, but many caregivers often face challenges that leave them feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and alone.

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Making Time for What Matters

Seniors experience profound changes and losses as they age, and it’s critical for seniors to make time for what’s important to them as they age. No one way will work for everyone, but the key is to experiment and find what works best.

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Hope for the Holidays

As if the holiday season weren’t stressful enough, Sara’s 78-year-old father, Jim, tripped on the basement stairs and broke his leg the week after Thanksgiving. Just when he was about to lose hope for the holidays with his new broken leg, see how Jim and his family created new traditions to keep having fun and adapt to his changing lifestyle.

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Want More Love in Your Life? Fall for Yourself, First

As we age, we change and grow into new people with new expectations, wants, and needs. Feeling lonely or disconnected from others during your aging journey may mean it’s time to take a deep breath and check in with yourself. Learn how this helped Lois refocus her goals for retirement and fall in love with the new version of herself.

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Peace of Mind Begins with a Custom Care Plan

Even aging twins require unique care plans that fit their individual lifestyles. Growing Options believes that a custom care plan can help navigate aging challenges and alleviate the tension that usually comes with them. Learn how Growing Options can help you and your family with a custom aging care plan.

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Prepare But Don’t Panic: Planning for Natural Disasters

From fires to floods to tornadoes, severe weather events remind us that it’s important for families to plan and prepare. It’s especially important to make sure seniors are on the same page and know what to do in case of emergency. To keep your loved ones safe, you can take these steps now to prepare and avoid any panic that could potentially put everyone at more of a risk.

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What Matters with a Diet

People who don’t have long-term success with a diet often feel like failures, but there are powerful biological reasons that it’s difficult to lose weight and keep it off. Instead of going to extremes with dieting, try these more realistic tips and tricks.

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Arts and Crafts at All Ages

Imagination and creativity can flourish in older adults, and you don’t have to be a master artist to have fun and create something beautiful. Besides being fun, being creative can improve your mood and your cognitive function. It’s a positive way to exercise your brain and reduce stress and boredom. Access your creativity today!

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