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How Much Exercise Can Increase Brain Functions in Seniors?

A new study published by the Journal of Neurology: Clinical Practice suggests that seniors need 52 hours of exercise over a 6-month period to boost their reasoning skills and the brain’s processing speed.   The study also found that low-intensity exercise, such as walking, can provide these benefits as long as it is carried out for […]
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Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease can be challenging and difficult.  Everyday can bring new challenges and surprises.  Communication can be difficult and issues, such as incontinence, mood swings and hallucinations may become more prevalent over time, making it increasingly difficult to give care. At some point, it may be time to start investigating home […]
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Heat Dangers and the Elderly

Heat is a potentially deadly problem; nearly 400 Americans die from heat waves each year. Most of them are elderly people who often don’t realize when they are overheating and in danger. In Southwest Florida, this especially is a problem as temperatures here can reach very high levels. Combined with high humidity, summertime especially can […]
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Signs that Your Aging Loved One May Need In-Home Help

Needing help at home is something that may not be easy to accept or admit at any age, but for aging loved ones, it may be even more difficult to admit for the aging person as well as their family.  As hard as it may be to realize an elderly parent or loved one needs […]
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Finding the Right ALF

When we were growing up, our parents took care of us. As they age, the responsibility is passed to us to help take care of them. For a while you may have taken care of your parents in your own home. Sometimes, though, this becomes impossible because the child doesn’t have the time any longer, […]
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Stay Social, Stay Healthy

Studies today are proving more and more that social interaction is integral to seniors’ health and wellbeing. As we age, though, it’s difficult to keep up the same social connections we had when we were younger. If we’re not headed into an office every day or even if we aren’t going out running errands, then […]
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Keeping Your Aging Parent at Home

Most caregivers want to keep their aging loved ones at home for as long as possible. Often, you’ll hear the child of a senior say something like, “I promised Mom I’d never leave her in a home.” As long as the situation at home is safe and you are prepared for it, there is no […]
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What to Expect with Palliative Care

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, long-term or terminal illness, then palliative care may be recommended to you by your doctor. Palliative care is the branch of medicine which seeks to make your life – and the lives of those who are caring for you – the highest-quality it can be.  You do not […]
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Help Your Aging Loved Ones Cope Without Driving

One of the hardest – and likely scariest – parts of aging is that eventually we may not be able to drive any longer. Maybe it’s because of vision loss or an illness. Either way, it’s not just the fact that we can no longer bring ourselves to doctor appointments or to buy groceries, but […]
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Prevent Isolation in Your Aging Loved Ones

As our loved ones age, we like to think we know what they need. There will be a home with simple accommodations to care for, basic healthcare, possible home healthcare, and eventually palliative care. Leading up to that time, though, our loved ones need the best quality life possible for as long as possible. Part […]
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