Top News for April 2018

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Top News from Around the Web in April 2018

Aging Alone News

Each day from current news feeds and research taken from social media streams, I post the top stories to give you in-depth look into aging and senior care. This news feed will help you save time and effort when seeking top reads, studies, and articles that help you age with dignity, live independently and safely, and the ones that significantly impact your health.

Aging Alone

Aging Alone News
Aging Alone News

One is the Loneliest Number: Combating Senior Isolation

Almost everyone feels lonely from time to time, but for seniors, that isolation can stretch out for longer and longer periods - and have a harmful effect on health. This article takes us inside the issue and helps us understand how to combat the senior loneliness epidemic.

Chief Clinical Officer, Dianne Sullivan-Slazyk, StoneGate Senior Living, LLC.

Building Relationships As We Age

This is why Aging Alone is Harder

We know aging alone or living without family near-by is an enormous challenge for American seniors. Carol Marak is one of the leading voices addressing these challenges and empowering people to make choices today that will help them age well tomorrow. Kimberly Johnson,

90% Of Older People Want To Live At Home? Maybe Not

Benefits of Animal Therapy for Older Adults

Chronic Diseases

Chronic Conditions News
Chronic Conditions News

Living with chronic kidney disease? Palliative care can help

5 ways to communicate with a loved one living with dementia

The Pharmacist: A Caregiver's Secret, Best Friend

Recently, my Mom came home from the hospital with a complicated prescription for antibiotics to be taken together with her usual medications. When I discovered all her pills scattered across the table, I knew we needed help from our pharmacist. He created a personal system that worked for our family.

Donna Thomson,

Survey Reveals Persistent Stigma towards People with Dementia

As a home care company that provides services to many clients who suffer from dementia, we wanted to let Canadians know that reaching out for help after a dementia diagnosis should not be something to be afraid of. We also understand that the impact of dementia on the family members is enormous and we aim to provide support for both the patients and their families. Bayshore will continue fight the stigma and negative attitudes associated with dementia.

Jodi Marrin, Director of Marketing Bayshore HealthCare -

Family Caregiving

Family Caregiving News
Family Caregiving News

CEOs and Business Leaders - The Ageing Crisis Is Your Problem Too

What Does Stress Have to Do with It?

Knowing that others acknowledge the difference we make, makes it worthwhile.The stress of our everyday lives continues. We have to practice being mindful to take advantage of the good that does exist."Be safe; be happy and take care of yourself. "Looking forward to hearing and seeing others share this message. Joy and light. Angela Mozelle,

Caregiving & Living Your BEST!

My experience as a caregiver has taught me the better you are living, the better you are caregiving. Even small things like closing your eyes for a minute or buying yourself a bouquet can make a bad day better. I now share my expertise.

Stephen Henrik,

Should You Hire A Care Manager For Your Aging Parents?

Answers to Your Caregiving Problems

10 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

It Takes a Team to Care (Podcast)

There are plenty of uncertainties in the midst of caregiving. It Takes a Team to Care podcast series features two social worker caregiving for family members with lessons learned and strategies for success.

Monica Stynchula, CEO & Founder of

Finances and Legal Concerns

Financial and Legal News
Financial and Legal News

Why Choosing the Ideal Healthcare Proxy is Critical

Tools You can Use for the Most Difficult Aging Parent

Estate Planning for the Modern Family

Today, only 19% of families are traditional, and the rise of blended, same-sex, and multigenerational families has made so-called "modern" families nearly as common as traditional ones. I wrote this article to reiterate to families of all types the importance of estate planning and explain that there are strategies to help every type of family. With proper advance planning, every family can retain the assets it has taken a lifetime to accumulate and the peace of mind that their loved one's needs will be adequately and properly addressed after death.

Evan Farr, Farr Law Firm

Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging News
Healthy Aging News

Engaging the Senses to Manage Stress

5 Questions to Ask Yourself on National Healthcare Decisions Day

Tetanus doesn't just come from rusty nails.

Where Marijuana Is Legal, Opioid Prescriptions Fall

Hobbies and Activities

Hobbies & Activities News
Hobbies & Activities News

Party in Your PJ's

48 Minutes of Moderate Exercise a Week Better Than None

Part of my platform is educated aging and teach people to prepare sooner in life for aging in three areas - their physical, emotional and financial health. Obviously, this post fits the bill but what it also did was show that you need not look at exercise with apprehension. Invest a small amount of time at a moderate, not fast, pace and exercise can do wonders for you.

Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC, President,

Fun Activities for Seniors

I have seen, up close and personal, how frustrated my elderly loved ones are when they want to be active but their bodies don't cooperate. My goal with this article was to provide engaging and fun activities elderly seniors can enjoy throughout the different stages of aging.

Kaye Swain,

Long-term Care Options

Long-Term Care News
Long-Term Care News

How to Make Home Care Affordable

The importance of leadership in creating good deaths in LTC

I wrote the article because I believe that the way people die matters to them, their families and the paid caregivers who have come to love them. Long-term care providers have the opportunity and the responsibility to ease the passing of a loved one by following best practices in the field.

Dr. El,

What is an Ombudsman? (An interview)


Nutrition News
Nutrition News

Eating Leafy Greens Each Day Tied to Sharper Memory, Slower Decline

Why Seniors Refuse to Eat and What You Can Do About It

Which is a Healthier Option, Tortilla or Bread?


Retirement News
Retirement News

Millennials & Baby Boomers. Can We Talk (about Retirement)?

I wrote this because sometimes I think we focus too much on the differences between generations and forget that there's a lot we can learn from each other. Joe Casey,

Transitioning into Retirement? Tips for Coping with the Emotional Challenges of Retirement

Senior Housing

Senior Housing News
Senior Housing News

To keep up with an aging generation, experts say senior living is being viewed more as hospitality

Senior Issues

Senior Issues News
Senior Issues News

5 Reasons Growing Old In 2018 Is A Total Nightmare

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