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Write for Us – Van Blarcom Consulting

If you are looking for guest blogging opportunities, submit your blog post to write for us. Founded by Kendall Van Blarcom, Van Blarcom Consulting is based in California. We provide personal consulting to over 1,000 clients around the world. Counseling remotely is a proactive way to reach seniors and individuals who are housebound. Van Blarcom …

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Make changes to feel better about life and yourself.

Feel Better about Life and Yourself

Do you ever reflect on your life and feel sad? When you think of reasons why you are sad, do you feel as though there’s no hope for change? There is hope. You can make changes and feel better about life. Feeling good is an option, you don’t have to feel sad, hopeless, and helpless. …

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Learn new ways to make friends later in life.

10 Ways to Make Friends Later in Life

Young adulthood is often a time filled with activities and friends, but it can be harder for individuals to make friends later in life. After all, young adults often connect through college classes, internship programs, entry-level career positions, and weekend parties. But when you are in your 50s or older, these types of activities are not …

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Where to turn when no one will listen.

When No One Will Listen

You call your son, but he quickly rushes you off the phone because he’s busy with work. You call your daughter, but she doesn’t answer. Or when you speak to your spouse they are too focused on a television show to listen. In these situations, you may feel no one will listen to you. You’re …

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Signs someone you love may need caregiving help.

5 Signs a Older Adult May Need Caregiving Help

People plan for their older years in different ways, but it is important to keep in mind that not everyone ages the same. Some may tell their friends and family members they plan to live alone without assistance, but what is true for one person may not be true for another. For example, just because …

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There are tools to help remember things.

4 Ways To Remember Things

Memory is a strange and wonderful part of being alive. But sometimes it feels like we remember all the unimportant, trivial things and forget important items. If you are looking for ways to improve your memory, there are techniques to make it easier for you to remember things you wish to recall. When you feel …

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Conversation with a parent who refuses professional help.

What to Do When Your Parent Refuses Professional Help

Have you ever felt helpless or frustrated when a parent refuses professional help? You can see how troubled they are but you can’t convince them to talk to someone about it. If so, you are not alone. Here is a quote from a woman in that exact situation. She wrote: “I moved in with my …

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A caregiving journal can help individuals cope with the pressures of caregiving.

What is a Caregiving Journal?

A caregiving journal can be a powerful tool for a caregiver, meaning you are providing support to an individual who is ill, injured, or disabled. Being responsible for another can take a toll on a person’s mental health. Feelings of anxiety, depression, and resentment are all possible.  There are ways to reduce your stress and …

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Reasons to get tested for Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease Testing: What’s the Point?

It is natural to be fearful of an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. For this reason, many individuals avoid going to see a doctor for Alzheimer’s disease assessments, even when they have complaints about how their memory is functioning. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are frightening diseases for aging adults. All it takes is a few …

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Leran more about suicide prevention for seniors.

Suicide Prevention for Seniors and Older Adults

When individuals suffer from depression or other issues, they may be at risk of suicidal ideation. This may happen to older adults who experience job loss, the death or a spouse, or ongoing social isolation. Feeling hopeless can be debilitating. Suicide prevention for seniors is possible, help is available. If you or someone you love …

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11 tips to feel and look younger.

11 Natural Ways to Feel and Look Younger (No Snake Oil Required)

If you are seeking ways to feel and look younger, you are not alone. People have been seeking the fountain of youth for thousands of years. As we get older, chasing health and vitality becomes a preoccupation for many of us. But if you think a pill or a supplement will change your life, possibly …

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