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Healthy Food Shopping for Older Adults

Paying close attention to serving size, calories, and total fat are all important details, but adopting good nutrition begins in the grocery store. The following guidelines can help caregivers to ensure that seniors are eating nutrient-rich foods. Take note of the key components on food labels, such as calories, sodium, sugars, and fats. There are […]
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How Socialization Benefits Elders and Their Caregivers

As people age and certain physical activities become more difficult to manage, some tend to withdraw socially. Lack of energy and other health conditions may also be a factor. This affects those who withdraw and those who are caring for them and/or sharing a home with them. Caregivers are often told how important it is […]
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Holiday Season

We want to remind you to take that hourly deep breath…… Are you having a difficult time keeping up with your growing family during the holidays? Once that quaint Thanksgiving or Christmas…. is now more of an event rather than a gathering……  Sometimes it’s as simple as managing expectations that come this time of the […]
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Several Warning Signs of a Stroke

Strokes are currently the second highest cause of death across the globe with research indicating that one person in the world will suffer from a stroke every two seconds. World Stroke Day was on October 29, which highlights education regarding strokes, including risk factors and warning signs of a stroke. Strokes, depending on how serious […]
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A Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Research indicates that an increase in hearing loss may result in increased risk for cognitive decline and possibly dementia. Research also indicates that limited hearing is linked to the health of the brain, and adults with loss of hearing are more likely to develop dementia than adults with average hearing. It is estimated that over […]
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3 Signs that it May be Time to Bring in Outside Help

It is not uncommon for couples that have lived together for a long time to learn how to adapt, adjust and compensate for each other’s weaknesses. They figure out how to make it work until something happens and everything falls apart. You do not have to wait until an emergency happens to get help, though. […]
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Remain Independent in Your Own Home

It came to our attention through the time that our area was affected by Hurricane Irma, that there are many families in need of help during a time of crisis, whether a natural disaster or another type of crisis. Various issues that arise with regard to aging can be difficult to deal with, however, it […]
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Heart Health

World Heart Day was established at the beginning of the 21st century as a means or the World Heart Federation to increase awareness about heart health. Worldwide, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death each year, resulting in the lost of over 17.5 million lives. The World Heart Federation has the goal […]
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Pain Medications and Risk of Falling and Addiction for Elderly

Many elderly persons suffer from chronic pain due to musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, nerve damage due to diabetes or shingles, or various forms of cancer. Reports indicate that over 30 percent of people enrolled in Medicare Part D use opioid prescriptions in efforts to manage pain. Opioids (hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, etc.) are powerful pain medications […]
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Dementia Awareness and Care

Dementia is a brain disorder that diminishes memory, thinking and the ability to communicate, making daily self-care difficult and average daily activities challenging to perform. Many people have memory loss issues and this does not automatically mean that they have Alzheimer’s or another dementia. While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of […]
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