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Incorporating Exercise into a Loved One’s Routine

Most of us know that physical activity is good for our health, and an important part of a weekly routine. But what about the loved ones we care for? Do they know the many benefits of physical activity? If we are in great shape and physically fit, our loved ones can take a page from our book. If not, then the two of us may want to consider how participating in physical activity can benefit us both.

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06/11/2019

Bringing Exercise to Dementia Care

As caregivers, it can be challenging to keep a loved one engaged in healthy activities because of a lack of endurance, soreness or general lack of interest. Yet encouraging loved ones to participate in these activities can be important to improving their health and wellness. According to the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, staying active has numerous benefits for people with dementia.

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By Sarah Nicolay | 06/11/2019

Babysitting as Grandparents

If asked to take on a childcare role with grandchildren, grandparents may begin to feel worried and stressed about these new responsibilities. But while many areas of childcare may have changed from the past, many areas have remained the same over time. With some conversation and ground rules set, the babysitting experience can be rewarding for grandparents, and a godsend for working parents.

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06/06/2019

Menne, H. L., Kinney, J. M., & Morhardt, D. J. (2002). Trying to continue to do as much as they can do: Theoretical insights regarding continuity and meaning making in the face of dementia. Dementia, 1(3), 367-382. doi:10.1177/147130120200100308

Ejaz, F. K., Schur, D., & Noelker, L. S. (1997). The effect of activity involvement and social relationships on boredom among nursing home residents. Activities, Adaptation & Aging, 21(4), 53-66. doi:10.1300/J016v21n04_07