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Making the Holidays Merry and Bright for Seniors – Even from Afar

Senior exchanging holiday gifts

While the holiday season is a time of joyous anticipation and good cheer for most of us, the holidays can also bring a sense of loss and sadness for some senior adults. These feelings can result from the effects of aging and illness, or the sense of loneliness and isolation that accompany the loss of a spouse. 

Even for the most physically and emotionally healthy seniors, it is essential to remember that your love, presence and involvement with them during the holiday season can be the most meaningful gift they receive.

7 Warning Signs Your Aging Parent Needs More Care

Senior and adult child spending time together

For any adult child, the realization that our parents are aging can be a difficult one. Since childhood, our parents have always been there for us and provided love, support and a sense of security. 

Aging brings changes to all of our lives, including our roles and responsibilities as adult children. Just as our parents protected and cared for us, the time eventually comes for us to ensure their health and safety as well. This oversight is especially important for a parent that is now living alone.

The Benefit of Video Chat for Seniors

Senior couple using an iPad

When we think of users of the latest communications technologies, senior adults don’t usually come to mind. However, an increasing number of seniors are using these technologies today and are benefitting in a variety of ways. 

One of these important technologies is video chat. 

The Dangers of Anxiety in Caregiving

Senior and caregiver laughing and relaxing together

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), there is a well-established link between being a family caregiver and stress, anxiety, and the danger of physical and psychological health problems. 

Why Seniors Have Difficulty Getting a Good Night's Sleep and 9 Tips That Can Help

Senior with sleep difficulties

According to “Sleep Tips for Older Adults,” “As we age, we often experience normal changes in our sleeping patterns, such as becoming sleepy earlier, waking up earlier, or experiencing less deep sleep.”

“A good night’s sleep is especially important to older adults because it helps improve concentration and memory formation, allows your body to repair any cell damage that occurred during the day, and refreshes your immune system, which in turn helps to prevent disease.”

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