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Activities and social life may begin to wane for older adults who have lost spouses or are suffering from physical ailments. But staying active is still very important to the health and well-being of seniors no matter what their circumstance.

That's where family caregivers can help. Loved ones can encourage the seniors in their lives to find new ways to remain active if the old ones no longer work.

Whether it's assisting them in planting a garden, planning a trip or just reconnecting with old friends, it's never too late to offer that older adult in your life an encouraging word and a helping hand.

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How Caregivers can Handle Holiday Stress - What Seniors Need/Want for the Holidays (5 of 5)

Caring for a senior loved one can make the holidays more stressful for the caregiver. Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care offers a variety of tips to avoid and counter stress throughout the holiday season.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors - What Seniors Need/Want for the Holidays (2 of 5)

Intangible gifts, such as your time, can be very meaningful to seniors who have less of a need for more possessions.

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Make the Holidays Merry for Seniors - What Seniors Need/Want for the Holidays (3 of 5)

Simple things can make the holidays more enjoyable for seniors.

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Holiday Ideas for Seniors with Diminished Senses - What Seniors Want for the Holidays (4 of 5)

In this video, Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care offers holiday ideas for seniors with diminished senses. Engaging the other, non-diminished senses is key to increasing their enjoyment of the season.

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What Seniors Need/Want for the Holidays (1 of 5)

Holiday shopping for seniors can appear daunting because they usually appear to have everything they need. However, the intangible gifts can mean more to your senior than another gadget or pair of slippers.

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Home for the Holidays - Family Caregiver Recorded Webinar

The holidays are a good time for family caregivers to notice signs that an older adult may need some assistance. Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care details those signs and offers tips to minimize holiday stress.

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Holiday Senior Care (1 of 4)

Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior CareĀ® shares few things we can do to manage expectations and make the holidays fun, all while minimizing stress for caregivers and their families.

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Preparing for the Holidays: Holiday Senior Care (2 of 4)

To help holiday trips with your senior loved ones go smoother, try some of the tips covered in this video.

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Helpful Tips for Families and Friends: Holiday Senior Care (3 of 4)

During busy family gatherings, it's important for everyone to be aware of and considerate of elderly family members' needs.

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Beat the Blues: Holiday Senior Care (4 of 4)

The holidays can be stressful, confusing or even depressing for seniors if their mental, physical & emotional needs are not taken into account.

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