December brings family gatherings and, often, knowledge that parents are aging and may need long-term senior living and care options. Other news? Medicare updates and the reminder that grandparents’ wisdom can often help us cope with tragedy.
Today’s tragic Connecticut shooting shocks us and reminds us, once again, of the horrific events that can transpire at the hands of human illness. Today’s event is specifically frustrating as the shooting happened at an elementary school, filled with innocent children. This is when human vulnerability, at all ages, becomes apparent and when we can look to our elders for advice. Here is an article that discusses how grandparents can help their grand kids in the aftermath of tragedy.
Also, here are some of our most popular December blog posts to help caregivers gain insight on aging and how to cope with the senior living transition:
Caregiving Books and Resources ~
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Check out our “Recommended Books” Pinterest Board to see a list of books about aging, caregiving, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia recommended by A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors.
Senior Nutrition Campaign ~
We are also happy to announce that our Senior Nutrition campaign is helping to inform caregivers and families about the importance of senior nutrition. From learning How to Prevent Senior Malnutrition to learning which foods are essential for staying healthy with diabetes, education is king for the American public.