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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) sponsors Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, which aims to help keep seniors more active, healthy and safe when they are behind the wheel. By keeping seniors on the road, rates of isolation, loneliness and depression can be reduced.

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Keeping Older Loved Ones Warm in Winter

Prevention of cold exposure to seniors takes precautionary measures before winter sets in and ongoing observation by family members, caregivers and those familiar with the older loved one’s health and living environment.

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Sundowning and Dementia: How to Manage Signs and Symptoms

As the days get shorter during winter, sundowning can be more of an issue. If your loved one is already experiencing sundowning symptoms, they will likely get worse during this season. Everything gets more confusing for people with dementia when daylight is lost.

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5 Popular Books to Read This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here! Whether you are spending time with family, traveling, or having a “staycation,” the holidays are always a good time to catch up on some reading. We have sourced five popular books on Goodreads in 2018, including both fiction and nonfiction.

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Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Chinese Americans

“In America, most families will honor the individual wishes of an elder as they age, but Chinese families don’t operate that way,” says Stokes. “A Chinese family makes a decision as a unit, which ultimately might not be what the senior wants. Chinese people don’t talk about end-of-life care, but we want to change that.”

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Why the Flu is Bad for Diabetes Patients

"“The flu is challenging for anybody, but it is more so for people with diabetes,” explains Mary Stuhr, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with the Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands in Omaha, Nebraska. “Dehydration, a changed eating schedule and how the body responds to infection can all make the management of blood sugars more difficult.”

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Supporting Veterans and Military Families

Many Right at Home owners, staff and caregivers use their military experience to understand the unique challenges veterans and their families face when providing veteran-sensitive care and support for military families in their homes.

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Caregiver Took WWII Veteran on a Trip Down Memory Lane

Jim and I had been talking about going up to his wife’s gravesite, and one morning he just came out of his room dressed and ready to go! I helped him to the car and off we went. It was about a two-hour trip, and it brought back a lot of happy memories for him. It made my heart happy to see him so happy.

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National Family Caregivers Month

Taking steps to counter the financial and emotional strain of caregiving helps both the caregiver and loved one enjoy better health and time together. Learn what support resources are available for family caregivers.