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What Makes a Good Relationship? Gratitude, Say Experts.

— What Makes a Good Relationship? Gratitude, Say Experts.  Flowers? Candy? Jewelry? This Valentine’s Day, give your beloved something that will really make a difference—a genuine expression of appreciation and gratitude, not only for all that they do, but for who they are. University of California Berkeley psychologist Amie Gordon has conducted many studies on the... Read More

Avoiding “Elderspeak”: Respectful Communication with Older Adults

— A nurse comes into a senior patient’s room and says, “Are we ready for a shower?” “How are you today, young lady?” says a senior care aide says to a 90-year-old resident. A volunteer at an adult day center watches participants at a Senior Prom event and exclaims, “Aren’t they just adorable?” If you’re a... Read More

Facebook Smile Upside Down? :(

— As more seniors use Facebook to connect, there’s a whole new way of interacting with friends and family.  Mobility challenges, retirement or the loss of spouse and friends may make it harder to be socially active and  social media can help supplement in-person social activity. Seniors are the fastest-growing group to use Facebook, and studies... Read More
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