Tips for Communicating with Seniors

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Seniors crave social connection as much as the rest of us, especially since the isolation COVID-19 has brought. Unfortunately, sometimes they are less able to verbalize their feelings as well as they used to or are self-conscious about slower speech or reduced memory. Some extra effort may be needed to strike up a conversation with them. It’s important to try not to treat them differently. Realize that they have had rich experiences, which can tap into and learn from during our time with them. Your honest and loving curiosity about their lives will both help to trigger memories for them as well as provide a natural path for conversation. We have put together a few tips for communicating with seniors.

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Staying Connected Online: Online Communication for Senior Loved Ones

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What many of us most want to do right now is give our loved ones a big hug and sit down for some intimate heart-to-heart conversation. Unfortunately, that’s just not possible these days, even if we live nearby. We have put together some information about online communication for senior loved ones to help you and your loved ones stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Respite Care in Bryan/College Station, TX

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Respite care provides a temporary break for family caregivers. No matter how much you love the person you are caring for, caregiving is hard and can drain your personal and emotional resources. It is important to take time for yourself when you can. You can arrange respite care for any amount of time from a couple of hours a week to several weeks a month.

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Sharpening Seniors’ Minds: How to Help Seniors Maintain Their Minds and Memories

sharpening seniors' memories: how to help seniors maintain their minds

In the United States, approximately 40% of people over the age of 65 experience age-related memory impairment. Memory and mental health are closely connected. Helping seniors stay sharp can also improve their quality of life. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to help seniors maintain their minds and memories.

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Helping Seniors Through Transitions in Aging

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Seniors face many transitions. For those who have been independent for a long time, an increased need for assistance and support can be especially challenging. It’s important to ease seniors’ transitions. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on helping seniors through transitions in aging.

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How to Help Seniors with Financial Planning: Managing Money as an Older Adult

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One-third of seniors don’t have money left over at the end of each month. This and other monetary concerns make financial planning especially important for seniors. About 1 in 20 seniors have experienced financial mistreatment. Since many seniors already face uncertainties and struggles financially, seniors need an understanding of how to plan financially and how to protect themselves from financial risks. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to help seniors with financial planning.

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