Melissa Green

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3 Ways Good Design Can Help People Who Have Dementia

The design of the environment we live in has a profound impact on our mood and wellbeing, especially for people living with dementia. In this post, …

How to Spark Memories for People with Dementia

<i>This innovative and creative multimedia scrapbook not only records memories, but also inspires them — all thanks to the power of music, which helps</i> …

10 Healthy Habits for Seniors to Keep

<i>Keeping up with the immediate health needs of senior loved ones can become an overwhelming task. Add that to the senior’s need for regular health</i> …

USA TODAY

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

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Capturing Memories for Someone with Alzheimer's

Capturing and preserving memories for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can happen in a number of ways. It might entail …

6 Online Resources to Start Advance Care Planning Conversations | American Society on Aging

By Judy Thomas, JD<p>It’s never too soon to start talking about advance care planning. Talking with patients and their loved ones—or even your own …

Glen Campbell’s Daughter Ashley Details Dad’s Declining Health

The influence that Glen Campbell has had on artists of every genre is undeniable. But with the decision of his family to go public with the legendary …

Alzheimer's Disease

ZNews - Aging At Home

Surviving #fear and #grief can make you stronger. #quoteoftheday

Senior Living Spring Activities

When the winter weather finally breaks and those first signs of spring begin to show, everybody wants to be outside. Many senior citizens are …

Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+

In order to better understand loneliness and social isolation among older adults, AARP commissioned a national survey of the 45+ population to …

Major Report Shows What Works, What Doesn’t, for Better Brain Health

The Institute of Medicine today released a groundbreaking new report that spells out what older Americans can do to keep their brains healthy into …

The Brain

Give thanks for family caregivers - Encore - MarketWatch

Do you remember your parents’ Social Security numbers but not your own? Are you on a first-name basis with your hospital security guard? Then you’re …

The Future of Aging Services | American Society on Aging

As it approaches fifty years, the aging network, born from the Older Americans Act of 1965, is at a critical juncture. With the incredible growth of …

The Caregiver Space on Twitter: "After watching him for a minute or two, I noticed the person sitting across from him—a woman who I assumed was... http://t.co/jha0LhSErg"

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As Parents Age, Children And Their Employers Feel The Burden

About a year after his father died from pulmonary fibrosis, Richard Cabrera’s mother’s mental capacity began to decline noticeably. She was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and for the next five years Cabrera, now 49, would become her full-time caretaker.<p>“Because I work from home it was …

POWERED BY INSPIRATION

“Welcome to my digital home. I believe we all have a purpose and mission that are uniquely our own. It is our life’s work to articulate what that is …

High Self-Esteem Equals Fewer Health Problems For Seniors

A healthy body starts with a happy mind for seniors, a new study shows. Research led by Concordia University's Center for Research in Human Development suggests that feelings of self-confidence and worth correlate to a lower incidence of health problems.<p>While self-esteem and confidence issues are …

Senior Communities

Retirement communities are no longer just destinations for those seniors looking to slow down. In fact, current trends suggest exactly the opposite …

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CAN on Twitter: "article @WashingtonPost "As Americans age, families are critical to nation’s health-care system" by Tara Bahrampour http://t.co/ziC3NFyy0r"

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Judy Parfitt on the pain of losing her husband to dementia

How the man I adored slipped away from me, by Call The Midwife's nun: Judy Parfitt on the pain of losing her husband to dementia<p>By<p>Can I remember …

We’re Better Together: The Gifts, Responsibilities, and Joys of Aging in Community | American Society on Aging

By Sandy Atkins<p>Community is about sharing our gifts with each other—giving and receiving, reciprocity, and value. Each individual brings something …

Approaching Darkness: One Man Blogs His Descent Into Alzheimer's

I ring the bell for Apartment #2. But before I have time to flatten the creases in my skirt, a gray-haired man wearing no shoes appears at the door …

AmericanSocietyAging on Twitter: "Assisted Living: A Crisis in Care http://t.co/xxt9osAwr1"

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Lift Caregiving on Twitter: "Caregiver Tip: Understanding the warning signs of a mini-stroke and knowing what to do is critical. For signs go to: https://t.co/GBGMwn4OH5"

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Stateline

The Small Business Administration says that companies that derive any portion of their revenue from marijuana are ineligible for loan assistance. …

Dr. Nancy Snyderman: My Life as a Caregiver

<i>Editor's note: This article first appeared in the October-November 2013 issue of AARP the Magazine.</i><p><i>By Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC News</i><p>Six years ago my siblings and I decided it was time for our parents to live closer to family. So at the ages of 80 and 84, my parents moved from …