Archives for aging

Caring for a Childless Relative

As our older loved ones age, the need may arise for assistance from family members, as health concerns leave them unable to be as independent as they once were. Determining the best way to go about meeting the needs of your relative can be difficult without a long-term care plan in place. There are a few things that you can do to help your older one decide what the proper course of action will be for them as an individual – what they expect, what their needs are, if they will need personalized care services, etc. According to the Department
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Bucking the trend that memory loss is a part of aging

If someone told you that memory loss wasn’t a normal part of aging, you’d probably think that they were full of bologna. The reality, however, is that while memory loss might not technically be a normal part of growing old, it is a common side effect. And that’s because many adults have spent a lifetime of not getting enough sleep or exercise. Stress and unhealthy diets just compound the problem. In the following video, Dr. Mark Hyman says that memory loss is not only avoidable, but it’s also reversible. The editors of the UltraWellness YouTube Channel explain that the video
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Celebrating the record-long life of 116-year-old Besse Cooper

Early this month, 116-year-old Besse Cooper peacefully passed away after a long life as a daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, a great-grandmother, a wife and a schoolteacher. And surely, after more than a century of living, we here at Freedom Home Care are confident that she was probably so much more to the many people she inspired over the years. According to those at the Guinness World Records, she was the oldest person on the planet at the time of her passing. She was also only one of eight who have ever lived to that age. In the
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