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Parkinson’s Family Care CT

At Fairfield Family Care in Stamford, CT, we understand that finding caregivers with Parkinson’s experience can make a big difference to you and your loved one. When you need an elderly companion for a parent or other senior in your life, knowing that the individual has experience providing Parkinson’s at home care is comforting. If…

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Caregivers in Connecticut

If a loved one has mentioned in-home care to you as a possibility, you probably have mixed feelings about it. In fact, all too often we hear people who believe that homecare is a negative part of aging. But Fairfield Family Care begs to differ. If you change your paradigm, it’s easy to see how…

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8 Reasons Seniors Should Be Social

Experts on aging have long suspected that socialization improves physical and emotional well-being, increases mental alertness and encourages a more active lifestyle.

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Caregiving in the Late-Blended Family

“Caring for an aging spouse is extremely difficult under the best of circumstances,” said researcher Carey Wexler Sherman. “When step family tensions and conflicts are added to the mix, the stress can become overwhelming.”

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Take Good Care of Your Feet

Most of us start life with trouble-free feet. What goes wrong? Of hundreds of known foot ailments, most can be traced to heredity, improper foot care, injury (often caused by shoes and socks or stockings that don’t fit well), and/or the effects of aging.

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The History of Homecare

In the latter part of the 1800’s because of an increasingly urban society, many urban families were often unable to care for loved ones because of lack of space or because all family members including children were employed six days a week for 12 hours a day. During this period many unfortunate people needing care were housed in County poor houses or in facilities for the mentally ill.

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How Much Do You Know About Seniors and Nutrition?

While the basic guidelines for a healthy diet are pretty much the same for people of every age, older adults have special needs and concerns. Nutrition affects the all-around health of seniors, is a factor in a senior’s ability to properly absorb medications, and can have an impact on various health conditions that are common as we get older. If a senior loved one’s nutrition habits aren’t supporting good health, it might be time to sit down over a good meal and bring up the topic.

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When Family Members Disagree: Holding a Productive Caregiving Meeting

When your spouse, parents or grandparents need help, and other family members consult about it, unresolved family issues may get in the way of effective helping. Revisiting and reopening long-standing family issues of sibling rivalry, parental favoritism, and other family problems during the last months or years of a parent’s life is an easy trap to fall into.

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Four Myths About Seniors and Computers

The divide today is drawn along economic and educational lines—but also, it seems, along age lines, with seniors slower to adopt digital technology and embrace computer use. How are we doing today, a quarter century after the first personal computers arrived on the scene? Let’s take a look at the ways computers are revolutionizing the way we age in America, beginning by examining four common myths about senior adults and computers:

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