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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.

My mother lives on her own and recently she's become very paranoid. For example, she believes the power does not work in her condo. How can I help her?

Question:  My mother owns her condo and lives by herself in Edmonton (Alberta). For the past 18 months she has been very paranoid. She believes the power does not work in her condo or will catch fire if turned on. She cannot go down into her basement because, “the guy told her not to.” Her…

Exercise, Mental Stimulation, Companionship Can Thwart Effects of Aging

Use it or lose it -- a common phrase that appears to apply when it comes to good brain and body health. Companionship, too, can play an important role in healthy aging.

Gardens Brighten Seniors' Lives

Rebecca Kolls, host of the nationally syndicated television show Rebecca's Garden, and the Home Instead Senior Care® network have worked together to help seniors continue to enjoy gardening.

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Seniors have given up child rearing, so gardening gives them baby plants and seedlings again. It's a new way of caring for something.

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