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Ben Graham Joe & Bella VP of Marketing

Ben Graham is the Vice President of Marketing at Joe & Bella, an adaptive-apparel company for older adults that focuses on creating innovative and fashionable apparel. Joe & Bella was recently awarded the “Most Innovative Older Adult Clothing Brand: 2022” by Global Health and “2022 Best New Apparel Brand” by Boomer Venture Summit. Joe & Bella’s first adaptive clothing line, CareZips, won the 2022 "Best New Product”award by Today’s Caregiver Magazine and Caregiver.com. Ben was previously Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at Collaborata, an innovative marketing-research firm that brought corporate partners together to find solutions to business problems. Collaborata focuses on topics including caregiving, aging, diversity, and equity with clients such as AARP, Procter & Gamble, Bank of America, Target, and Nike. Ben spent many years, together with his family, providing care for his two grandparents who lived for nearly a decade in assisted living and memory care.

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Best Long-Sleeve Nightshirts For Women

When it comes to women's sleepwear, comfort, and practicality are paramount, especially for older adults and those with disabilities. Women's cotton nightshirts are popular for their softness and brea…

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When it comes to women's sleepwear, comfort, and practicality are paramount, especially for older adults and those with disabilities. Women's cotton nightshirts are popular for their softness and breathability. A women's long nightshirt offers full coverage and warmth, making it ideal for chilly nights. Women's nightshirts with long sleeves are particularly beneficial for maintaining body temperature. For older women, nightgowns that provide easy access and adaptability are essential. Women's long sleeve nightshirts are perfect for aging adults, offering both comfort and convenience. In this b…

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Adaptive Clothing For Post Mastectomy: Re-Defining Style And Comfort &Raquo;
Adaptive Clothing for Post Mastectomy: Re-defining Style and Comfort

Guest Blog written by John Francis. John Francis, an associate at Thronecliffe Place, a Retirement community in Canada where he witnessed the daily challenges older adults face with getting dressed o…

Guest Blog written b…

Guest Blog written by John Francis. John Francis, an associate at Thronecliffe Place, a Retirement community in Canada where he witnessed the daily challenges older adults face with getting dressed or conducting regular chores due to their numerous mobility concerns. Adaptive apparel exudes the perfect statement: "Fashion is to Liberate." I hope you all find this article helpful in upgrading your Fashion to meet your needs.   Adaptive Clothing for people after mastectomy is a significant piece of their recovery journey, which isn't just comfortable but flattering and empowering. I am able to…

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Adaptive Wear Options for Seniors in Florida

Adaptive clothing is revolutionizing comfort and accessibility for seniors across Florida, providing them with garments designed to enhance their quality of life. Joe & Bella, a leading provider of Fl…

Adaptive clothing is…

Adaptive clothing is revolutionizing comfort and accessibility for seniors across Florida, providing them with garments designed to enhance their quality of life. Joe & Bella, a leading provider of Florida adaptive wear, offers an extensive range of adaptive clothing specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of older adults. This blog explores how adaptive clothing eases daily living for seniors, the variety of clothing options available, and the distinctive features of these garments. From magnetic closures to side-zip pants, Joe & Bella’s innovative solutions exemplify their commitmen…

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21 Signs of Elderly Decline

As individuals age, they often experience a variety of changes in their physical and mental capacities. Recognizing the signs of elderly decline is crucial for ensuring timely medical intervention, su…

As individuals age, …

As individuals age, they often experience a variety of changes in their physical and mental capacities. Recognizing the signs of elderly decline is crucial for ensuring timely medical intervention, support, and adjustments in care that can significantly improve their quality of life. This guide will delve into various signs of decline in the elderly, particularly focusing on indicators of cognitive, mental, and physical deterioration.   Importance of Recognizing Signs Of Decline Early Detecting the signs of decline in the elderly early on can lead to better management of health conditions, p…

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​​Understanding why dementia patients take their clothes off, also known as disrobing, can be perplexing and challenging for caregivers. This blog aims to shed light on this behavior, exploring the various reasons behind it and offering strategies to manage and respond effectively. Dementia is a broad term used to describe a decline in cognitive function severe enough to interfere with daily life. It encompasses a range of symptoms and stages, affecting memory, problem-solving skills, and other thinking abilities. As dementia progresses, patients may exhibit behaviors that are difficult to…

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Engaging in chair exercises for seniors with music combines the benefits of physical activity with the joy and stimulation of music, making it an ideal workout for older adults, including those with l…

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Engaging in chair exercises for seniors with music combines the benefits of physical activity with the joy and stimulation of music, making it an ideal workout for older adults, including those with limited mobility or disabilities. Easy chair exercises for seniors are designed to improve health without the strain of standing workouts, making them a safe choice for maintaining fitness. Adding music not only enhances the enjoyment of these exercises but also encourages rhythmical movement, improving coordination and mood. Benefits of Musical Chair Exercises For Seniors Chair exercises for senio…

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Navigating the complexities of caring for aging parents can be challenging, especially when behaviors become difficult and boundary-setting becomes necessary. Understanding how to establish and mainta…

Navigating the compl…

Navigating the complexities of caring for aging parents can be challenging, especially when behaviors become difficult and boundary-setting becomes necessary. Understanding how to establish and maintain healthy boundaries is crucial for both the well-being of the elderly and their caregivers. This blog explores the nuances of setting boundaries with difficult elderly parents, providing insights and strategies to support caregivers in this delicate process. Need for Setting Boundaries With Elderly Parents  Setting boundaries with elderly parents, particularly those who may be difficult or resi…

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19 Must Have Home Medical Supplies For Seniors

Ensuring that seniors have the necessary home medical supplies can significantly improve their quality of life, promoting independence, safety, and well-being. As people age, the likelihood of medical…

Ensuring that senior…

Ensuring that seniors have the necessary home medical supplies can significantly improve their quality of life, promoting independence, safety, and well-being. As people age, the likelihood of medical issues and mobility challenges increases, making it essential to equip their living spaces with medical supplies tailored to their needs. This blog delves into must-have medical supplies for seniors, emphasizing the importance of each and how they contribute to a safer and more comfortable home environment. Medical supplies for seniors range from adaptive clothing to bed rails, from medical gowns…

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17 Best Senior Craft Ideas: Simple, Creative and Useful

Crafting is an enriching activity for people of all ages, offering a particularly beneficial and enjoyable pastime for seniors. Engaging in senior craft activities not only fills their time with creat…

Crafting is an enric…

Crafting is an enriching activity for people of all ages, offering a particularly beneficial and enjoyable pastime for seniors. Engaging in senior craft activities not only fills their time with creative exploration but also significantly contributes to their mental and emotional well-being. From easy craft for seniors ideas that require minimal materials and effort to more complex projects that challenge their creativity, the range of possibilities is vast. This blog delves into the best crafts for seniors, highlighting options that are not only fun and engaging but also simple, creative, and…

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14 Best Christmas Gifts For Older Parents and Grandparents

Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for older parents can sometimes feel challenging, especially when they insist they have everything they need. However, the holiday season is a wonderful time to sho…

Finding the perfect …

Finding the perfect Christmas gifts for older parents can sometimes feel challenging, especially when they insist they have everything they need. However, the holiday season is a wonderful time to show appreciation for our older mom and dad (and grandparents) with thoughtful gifts that enhance their comfort, well-being, and happiness. This guide will explore various Christmas gift ideas tailored for older parents and grandparents, focusing on their unique needs and interests, to ensure your gifts bring joy and utility into their lives. Jump in and check out this great list of ideas for Christm…

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Dealing with urine smell in elderly clothing is a common challenge that caregivers and older adults themselves often face. It's not only about maintaining cleanliness but also about ensuring dignity a…

Dealing with urine s…

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30 Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Creating homemade Mother's Day gifts is a thoughtful way to show your love and appreciation for the important women in your life. Whether it's for your mom, grandma, or a maternal figure who means the…

Creating homemade Mo…

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Looking for some Mother’s Day celebration ideas? We’ve got you covered. Celebrating Mother's Day is all about showing appreciation and love for the incredible moms in our lives. This special day o…

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25 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Grandmas and Older Moms

Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift for great grandmas, grandmas and older moms can often feel like a delightful challenge. These wonderful matriarchs have enriched our lives in countless ways, maki…

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Finding the perfect Mother's Day gift for great grandmas, grandmas and older moms can often feel like a delightful challenge. These wonderful matriarchs have enriched our lives in countless ways, making it important to choose gifts that reflect their significance. Whether you're searching for Mother's Day gifts for great grandma, grandma, or those cherished older moms, this blog aims to inspire with 25 heartfelt gift ideas. From adaptive clothing that combines comfort and style to personalized treasures that capture memories, these suggestions cater to the varied tastes and needs of grandmas a…

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Cousin Alan’s Magnetic Shirt

    Alan is showing off Joe & Bella's Everyday Magnetic Button Down shirt! Equipped with hidden magnets, this is the easiest shirt to put on and off - ever! This magnetic button shirt comes in two …

    Alan is showi…

    Alan is showing off Joe & Bella's Everyday Magnetic Button Down shirt! Equipped with hidden magnets, this is the easiest shirt to put on and off - ever! This magnetic button shirt comes in two great colors - blue and white check. If you want this great functionality, but are interested in having a little more room in the midsection, check out our relaxed fit version! The Everyday Magnetic Button Down in relaxed fit is available in two colors: heathered grey and orange floral. The floral version was actually designed by actor and Alzheimer's activist Seth Rogen on behalf of his nonprofi…

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19 Fun Activities for Seniors Living with Dementia

  Engaging seniors living with dementia in fun activities can significantly improve their quality of life. Such activities not only offer them joy and satisfaction but also stimulate cognitive functi…

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  Engaging seniors living with dementia in fun activities can significantly improve their quality of life. Such activities not only offer them joy and satisfaction but also stimulate cognitive functions and encourage social interaction, which is vital for their overall well-being. Carefully chosen activities can help maintain their skills, reduce agitation, and provide a sense of normalcy and achievement. Below are several activities that are both enjoyable and beneficial for seniors with dementia. 1. Puzzles  Puzzles are excellent for cognitive stimulation, helping seniors with dementia foc…

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24 Things That Are Useful for the Elderly

Maintaining an active and engaging lifestyle is essential for the elderly, contributing significantly to their physical health, mental well-being, and overall quality of life. With age, the pursuit of…

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