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Seniors who start exercising even at age 85 can live longer and healthier lives.

More Evidence Physical Activity a Plus for Seniors

If you need proof that exercise is a fountain of youth, check out the mounting research. If a senior loved one isn't convinced, call a friend – or CAREGiver – to provide that extra encouragement.

A number of studies have pointed to the fact that being socially active is a positive lifestyle for seniors and one that seems to lessen the impact of dementia.

Laid Back Socially Active Adults Do Best In Senior Years

A laid back personality can prevent stress from taking its toll on an older adult. Now there is evidence that relaxed personalities may have a lower risk of dementia, too. Make sure your senior is doing everything he or she can to stay active, even if it means hiring companionship help.

While it's been well substantiated that exercise can improve heart health, there's increasing evidence that physical activity can also impact the mind.

Exercise Helps Mind and Body

Much has been written about the benefits of exercise for mind and body. Sometimes all seniors need is someone to help motivate them.

A healthy diet including omega-3 fatty acids, can help protect the brain from Parkinson's disease.

Diet, Support Play Roles in Living with Parkinson's

A diagnosis of Parkinson's disease doesn't need to leave a senior and his or her family members dejected. Hope is on the horizon and support is available.

It's important to talk with your parents and siblings as soon as possible about care for a senior loved one.

Denial a Common Emotion for Family Caregivers

Caring for aging parents can put siblings at odds. Check out these tips about communicating with family members. And go to and to learn more.

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Home Safety Important to Seniors Recovering from Surgery

If a parent is planning to stay at your house to recover from surgery or illness, make sure your home is a safe haven by which to recuperate. If you're a working family caregiver, consider professional caregiving assistance as well.


Plan Ahead to Take a Senior on Vacation

Inter-generational vacations can be fun for the entire family. But you'll want to plan ahead, and you may need support if an older adult is traveling with you.

Older workers bring leadership, experience and skills to do the job.

Seniors Working Longer After Recession

The recent recession has left many seniors in a financial quandary. If you are an older adult in such a position, why not consider a caregiving career?


Seniors Looking Good, Feeling Young

Growing older has never been better, according to recent research. People tend to feel about 13 years younger than they are. Why not put that youthful energy to good use by volunteering or signing up to as a Home Instead CAREGiverSM?


Seniors at Risk with Too Many Doctors

Older adults often find themselves with more than one doctor managing their care. Research shows that seniors can put themselves at risk with multiple medications from several doctors. Check out the practical advice below along with the Home Instead Senior Care network's Senior Emergency KitSM at

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