Restoring a Sense of Belonging: The Unsung Importance of Casual Relationships for Older Adults

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021
By Judith Graham, NIH  AUGUST 2, 2021   This story also ran on CNN.   In May, Vincent Keenan traveled from Chicago to Charlottesville, Virginia, for...

Living with Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Caregivers

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021
An optimistic guide from an expert author and the world authority on Parkinson's disease. Worldwide, there are more than 10 million people living...

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease: Your Easy -to-Use- Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021
This guide is for people who care for family members or other with Alzheimer’s Disease at home. AD is an illness that changes the brain. It causes...

Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: A guide for people with dementia and those who care for them

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021
It can be terrifying to witness a loved one’s cognitive decline. But for millions of families around the world, that fear becomes reality year after...

Slowing Down Hospital Discharge Requires Fast Action and Fast Appeals

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021 Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News   The older gentleman slept quietly as his daughter...

Older Adults and Alcohol: You Can Get Help

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021
Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of NIH   Facts About Aging and Alcohol The fact...

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021
  Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? You are not alone. With 101 encouraging and inspiring stories by others like...

Senior Air Travel: What You Need to Know About the TSA

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: September 05, 2021
Posted by Taylor Sisk, Philips Lifeline Traveling soon? You probably have a lot of questions about how to get through the TSA checkpoint with medical...

Drumbeat Builds For A Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: August 30, 2021
By Judith Graham, KHN   The Administration for Community Living, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is taking steps to establish a...

‘Fear Of Falling’: How Hospitals Do Even More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

Author: Senior Help Desk Publish Date: August 30, 2021
By (Katherine Streeter for KHN) This story also ran on The Washington Post.    Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help...

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In order to gain additional exposure for your Senior Help Desk Blog, it is important to consider the keywords or phrases that your target market may be searching for on Google. This way, your blog will start appearing more frequently within Google searches for such keyword phrases. When crafting your Senior Help Desk Blog, Be sure to focus on one topic and use the relevant keywords that are attractive to your target market. List these keywords in the title of your blog, as well as within the blog's content itself. 

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Do you know how to develop an “inbound linking strategy”? Here’s a basic overview: Search engines, such as Google, tend to refer websites that others also refer. This proves that your website is a reliable source of information. How can you help prove to Google that your website is a reliable source of information (thus gain more exposure in a keyword search)? Blog! But be sure to include your website’s URL in each entry. Start your inbound linking strategy today by submitting a Senior Help Desk Blog!


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