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How to Dress After Shoulder Surgery

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By Image Point Fr / Shutterstock.com Getting dressed after a shoulder surgery, or any kind of surgery that immobilizes your arm, can be a real challenge. In this quick guide, we offer six essential tips for getting dressed after shoulder surgery — from a one-handed dressing

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How to Help Aging Parents Without Overstepping Boundaries

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By vichie81 / Shutterstock.com Helping your aging parents just enough, but not too much, can make it tough to strike a balance that preserves your relationship and their independence as much as possible. If you’re not sure what to do, here are six ways to help

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How to Put on Underwear After Hip Replacement

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By Spotmatik Ltd / Shutterstock.com Putting on any kind of lower body clothing, including underwear, is difficult after a hip replacement. In fact, some people decide that it’s not worth the hassle and end up going commando! If that doesn’t sound comfortable to you, don’t worry

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Fun Activities for Older Adults with Dementia

Fun Activities for Older Adults with Dementia

Over 55 million people worldwide have dementia, so the odds are very high that you already know someone who has it or is going to develop it sooner or later. Even if your elderly loved ones never fully develop dementia, some level of memory loss

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Best Gifts for Grandpa

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By LightField Studios / Shutterstock.com Dads always get a lot of attention on Father’s Day, which is June 19 this year. While this is totally understandable, you shouldn’t forget about grandpa either! We know that choosing gifts for grandparents can be tough since they often have

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12 Gift Ideas for an Older Dad You Should Consider

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By Rido / Shutterstock.com With Father’s Day coming up on June 19, many people are shopping for last minute gifts for their dads. If your dad is getting on in years, but is still young at heart, then consider these gift ideas for older dads —

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When Is Grandparents’ Day? 8 Ways to Celebrate

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By Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com Not that you need an excuse to celebrate grandparents, but Grandparents' Day is as good a reason as any to visit your family and spend quality time together. Read on to discover when grandparents will be celebrated this year and

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Hot Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults

Hot Weather Safety Tips for Older Adults

Seniors’ bodies don’t cope as well with heat as younger people’s bodies do, making them more vulnerable to all sorts of heat-related illnesses. With summer coming up soon, we’re shining a light on the potential hazards of the hotter months and talking about what older

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5 Options for Elderly Care at Home

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By Inside Creative House/Shutterstock.com While living facilities for seniors are a great option for some, many elderly people understandably want to age in place. However, many seniors still need some kind of assistance, even if they are still living at home. Here are five options for

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How to Help Someone with Dementia

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By Motortion Films/Shutterstock.com Not sure how to help someone with dementia? In this quick guide, we’re offering our top tips for helping someone suffering from memory loss — from making their home safe to walking together every day. Stick to a daily routine. Having a daily routine is

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