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The Effects of Ageism

Ageism refers to the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against individuals or groups based on their age. It can manifest in various ways, including negative attitudes, discriminatory practices, and institutional policies that disadvantage older adults. Despite being one of the most pervasive forms of discrimination, ageism is often overlooked in discussions about social justice and equity.

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Does Your Senior Loved One Suffer from Migraines?

Migraines are not merely headaches; they represent complex neurological conditions that afflict millions, transcending age demographics. While often associated with younger populations, migraines can also manifest in seniors, albeit with distinctive characteristics and diagnostic challenges. In seniors, migraines present a nuanced clinical picture, deviating from the classic symptoms commonly observed in younger individuals. Unlike their

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Best Outdoor Activities for Seniors

The caregivers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs are dedicated to providing exceptional in-home elderly care. We understand that this care extends beyond the confines of the home. We understand the importance of engaging seniors in meaningful outdoor activities to promote physical health, mental well-being, and social connection. In this article, take a

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Tips to Help Seniors Find New Hobbies

Retirement offers a unique opportunity for seniors to enrich their lives by exploring new passions, hobbies, and interests. However, in some cases, health challenges and mobility limitations can create barriers to pursuing these activities. In these situations, the experienced in-home senior care providers at Gentle Shepherd Home Care in Colorado Springs can help. Our caregivers

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Sharing Caregiving Responsibilities

Caring for an elderly parent can be rewarding and exhausting at the same time and, when you add a chronic illness, the situation becomes even more complicated. Sharing caregiving responsibilities with siblings can help make things easier- but can also be frustrating and cause the relationship to become strained if you’re not careful. If you

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