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There's no escaping aging and with that comes a variety of issues that could wreak havoc in the lives of older adults. The conditions of aging can prompt seniors to begin exhibiting unusual behavior such as hoarding. So many older adults are alone and that may lead to depression, loneliness and fears at night. Loss of abilities often leaves seniors struggling to maintain their independence such as continuing to driving and live on their own.

If you are looking out for the best interests of a senior loved one, you may be dealing with the many issues of aging that older adults often can't escape. That's why resources and assistance are so important for the families of aging adults.

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Senior Cognitive Issues (1 of 4)

In this video series, certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about dealing with senior cognitive issues.

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Definition and Symptoms: Senior Cognitive Issues (2 of 4)

In this video, "Definition and Symptoms," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about what types of cognitive problems there are and describes some of their symptoms.

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Problems and Causes: Senior Cognitive Issues (3 of 4)

In this video, "Problems and Causes," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about problems and causes that can lead to cognitive disfunction or impairment.

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Coping with Cognitive Problems: Senior Cognitive Issues (4 of 4)

In this video, "Coping with Cognitive Problems," certified senior advisor Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care talks about coping mechanisms and how to help a loved one who is suffering from cognitive disfunction or impairment.

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Physical Symptoms and Emotional/Mental Changes to Look for: Caring for the Entire Senior-Mind, Body and Soul (1 of 5)

What constitutes frailty, and how it can be prevented, or even reversed?

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Physical Symptoms & Emotional / Mental Changes to Look for (Caring for the Entire Senior - Part 2 of 5)

Recognizing the physical and emotional signs of aging doesn't take a lot of time. Learn to ask questions to make sure your loved one stays healthy.

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Loss of Attention Signals and Environmental Clues: Caring for the Entire Senior-Mind, Body and Soul (3 of 5)

Loss of attention signals & environmental clues may show your senior loved one is suffering the effects of aging.

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Fears of Aging and Frailty: Caring for the Entire Senior-Mind, Body and Soul (4 of 5)

Many of the fears that aging adults experience relate to the biggest challenges they say they face, and that means staying active.

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Helping Seniors Stay Strong: Caring of the Entire Senior-Mind, Body and Soul (5 of 5)

Keeping an older adult's mind, body & social life active can prevent or reverse frailty. As a caregiver you can help them find activities to help.

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