When Seniors Are Stubborn: How to Help Family Members Who Won’t Help Themselves

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Whether the scenario involves persuading someone to stick to their medication routine, get off the couch and plug back into the world, or just change a well-worn shirt, motivating a senior can sometimes require tact and finesse.

In many ways, trying to help an aging parent or loved one isn’t unlike trying to motivate a high-school senior. Both are at the end of one stage of life, and neither knows what the next stage will bring, so they often simply go ...

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Elder Abuse: What It Is and What You Can Do About It

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Although it is perhaps not as publicized as child abuse, abuse of the elderly is just as serious and just as troubling.

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, elder abuse covers both intentional abuse (physical and emotional) and unintentional abuse (negligence) by a trusted individual. Studies report that more than 10 percent of the elderly in the United States have been the victim of abuse, representing some 6 million cases. Still other studies indicate that many incidents are under-identified ...

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4 Sun Safety Tips for Seniors

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The summer months are some of the most enjoyable of the year with ample opportunities for picnics, trips to the lake, baseball games, and simply enjoying the outdoors. But with that fun also comes extreme heat. In many parts of the country, summertime can bring scorching temperatures. This can be dangerous, especially for seniors. Consider the following tips for enjoying your summer and staying safe at the safe time.

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