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Cruise Ships: Activities for Seniors

Increasing in age does not mean what it used to mean in the past. In many cases, the popular stereotype of senior citizens relaxing in a nursing home is thrown right out the window. As medical developments have helped to increase life expectancy, more and more ... alone or with someone you know, you are sure to have a fun and memorable experience aboard the cruise ship of your choice.

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Cruise Ship Vacations for Seniors

In many areas of the world, including the United States, we often view senior citizens as having limits. While health issues may plague some senior citizens, most individuals are healthy and happy. In fact, many consider their senior years to be the prime of their ... number of discounts, it is quite possible that you can all enjoy a vacation aboard a cruise ship, without having to go broke.

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Why Swimming is the Perfect Exercise for Seniors

There are a many reasons why swimming and water-based exercise may be the best choice for seniors. Water based exercises are second only to walking in lowest rates for injuries. They are commonly used for physical therapy modes for those recovering from major surgery. Water ... , water fitness is safe, fills the need for exercise, increases a body's range of motion and is a low-impact exercise.

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Helpful Hints for the Elderly

The elderly need a lot of help around the house, but it is not often that each and every member of the family will be around to help. A typical household will not have a hired nurse, and so it becomes the duty of the homeowner to assist their aged ... that suits them. This makes it easier for everyone involved, as self-assistance is the most ideal way to retain their freedom and their dignity.

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Helpful Gadgets for the Elderly

The elderly need a lot of help around the house, but it is not often that each and every member of the family will be around to help. A typical household will not have a hired nurse, and so it becomes the duty of the homeowner to assist their aged ... that suits them. This makes it easier for everyone involved, as self-assistance is the most ideal way to retain their freedom and their dignity.

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Fraud Prevention Tips For The Elderly

Older people may be victims of frauds like con games and insurance, home repair, telephone, or internet scams. Even trusted friends or family members have been known to steal an older person's money or property. The following tips may help: Don't be ... (FTC) to find out how to protect yourself from common online scams that can trick you into revealing your personal or financial information.

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Choosing the Right Wheelchair For You

Most people are familiar with prescriptions from a doctor for medications, but not for mobility aids such as wheelchairs or even crutches. The process of choosing the right wheelchair can be especially difficult, because the types of options available are as varied as the types of people ... and do the things that you want and need to do, so even if your insurer doesn't demand one - insist on it!

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Buying Furniture for the Elderly with Special Needs

If you are challenged with buying furniture for an elderly person, there are a few things you should keep in mind as you start your search. First, how is that person's health and physical condition? Can he or she easily rise from and sit down into a chair? If not ... for on your shopping trip. Ask for input. This will insure your furniture purchase is one you'll be happy with for a long time.

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Adjusting To An Aging Mind

As our brains age, we're less likely to think as quickly or remember things as well as we used to. Research is now showing how the brain changes and adapts with age. You can use what we've learned and follow a few simple tips to help remember things ... brain active with activities that require mental effort, such as reading, may help keep your mind sharp. Staying physically active may help, too.

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Aging Parents and Role Reversal

This is the day you thought would never happen. Your roles in life are reversing. You're trying to make decisions for yourself and your Aging Parent. What will be best for them without altering your life too drastically. How do you keep up the pace ... many really good care facilities to take that burden off your shoulders. Safety and honesty is what makes those later years a good memory!

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Caring for Elderly Parents: 5 Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

Joanne's mother, Betty, had rheumatoid arthritis for years. Suddenly and unexpectedly, Betty was disabled by the pain, fatigue and limited mobility that she had feared since her diagnosis. Joanne convinced her fiercely independent mother that living alone was no longer ... , acts of self-care and reaching out for help. That begins with the courage to start talking openly about caregiving.

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Are you or your elderly parents moving to an Apartment from a house? Here's Help

So you're moving to an apartment, what do you do with all your favorite things you can't live without? Are your parents elderly and you're downsizing them? Sure you can't take everything, but you probably can manage your/their most valued pieces. Admit it. ... interior decorating. Gardening and landscaping too! If your bored pull up my site and get busy making some changes in your home or yard.

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Care For Caregivers

If you're caring for an aging parent or facing the challenges of assisting a loved one or friend who is chronically ill, disabled or elderly, you are not alone. You are one of the 22 million Americans who care for an older adult. Caregivers ... recommended home care agencies, talk with friends about their experiences and interview professionals before deciding on the one you are going to retain.

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Elder Care Services - Determining Your Level of Care

The condition of the person seeking nursing care is the key factor in your choice of a long-term care facility. All skilled/intermediate care nursing facilities provide personal care and residential services including rooms, meals, planned activities and programming to ... . This type of facility may be certified to participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid program. Check with each facility.

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Easy Movement with Chair Lifts

Chair lifts are useful in enhancing the mobility of the people with handicaps. There are various types of chair lifts in the market, ranging from those that raise the chair to another level for stairs or vehicles to lifts that raise a person to a level that will allow them ... brake that can be released or set by the user. Check the battery every time before going out and keep a cell phone handy.

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Choosing The Perfect Retirement Home

Making the decision to move from the comfort of your own home into a retirement home is not one to be taken lightly and needs a lot of thought and preparation. So what should be you be looking for? Peace of Mind Whether you are able to live ... largest builder of retirement homes in the UK as they have extensive resources on their website to help the retirement home hunter. Happy searching!

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Caregiving Tips for Boomers: 5 Tips for Decreasing the Cost of Caring for Elderly Parents

Over 30 million Baby Boomers provide countless hours of assistance to elderly parents at no charge. It is estimated that, using average hourly wages, the total amount of this uncompensated care is comparable to the entire Medicare budget. For the estimated 7 million Boomers ... those who welcomed you into the world to enjoy their golden years and travel the road of illness with love and dignity?

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Curved Stair Lifts – An Overview

If you are looking to purchase a stair lift and are worried about getting one to fit because you have a curved, odd shaped staircase or multiple landings - dont be! Curved stair lifts are just what you need. No matter what the configuration or layout of ... out way these points - especially when compared to the stress and expense of converting your house or moving to a single storey residence.

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