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The Holiday Season: End Social Isolation Among Seniors

A May 2018 Forbes article highlighting the government report, “2017 Profile of Older Americans,” finds that 50 million Americans are age 65 or above. Of these older adults, about 14 percent of them live alone, and twice as many women as men in this age range live by themselves. Of American women over age 75, nearly half of them live alone. The year-end holiday season is often dreaded by many of these solo seniors who are just not up for the upbeat socializing and yuletide festivities.

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Stream Family-Friendly Movies This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for family, presents, indulgent food and, of course, movies! After all, what’s a better way to spend a snowy December afternoon or evening than snuggled up with your family on the couch watching holiday movies?

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What Is Naturopathy or Naturopathic Medicine?

“We’re all going to get older, but your brain and body can function so much better when you take care of yourself from day to day. When our clients take better care of themselves and we help them with their care, what a big difference that makes in their health,” says Patty Hietpas, who has a doctorate in naturopathy and is certified as a naturopath, a non-physician practitioner who can help direct individuals in holistic health choices.

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CE Webinar on Addressing Health Issues Seen in Seniors Over the Holiday Season

On December 13, Right at Home is sponsoring a web seminar, Discovering and Communicating the Need for Care, hosted by the American Society on Aging. We cordially invite you to join us and learn more about how you can discover and communicate the need for care concerning a senior loved one.

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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.”