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Why Our Senior Years Are Our Happiest

Why Our Senior Years Are Our Happiest

It seems the senior years might truly be golden! At least that’s what a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry revealed when it discovered that older adults tend to be happier with their lives and less stressed than younger adults. The study surveyed a random sampling of 1546 people ranging in age…
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Facts and Fiction of Adult Day Care

The Facts and Fiction of Adult Day Care

As with any service, not all adult day care facilities are created equal. They may differ in their mission, the depth and skill level of their staff, their atmosphere, and their reputation. The key ingredient to a successful adult day care experience is to understand the facts and fiction of adult day care and choose…
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Are You Helping or Enabling

Are You Helping or Enabling Your Loved One

There can often be a fine line between helping or supporting seniors and enabling them to continue behaviors that only hurt them. Sometimes, lending a hand actually makes a problem stick around, and that’s when it becomes enabling. We can’t change a problem if we are not forced to face the consequences of our actions.…
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Activity Ideas for Seniors

Maintaining a level of mental stimulation, physical activity, and social engagement is important for health and vitality, especially for seniors who can easily succumb to isolation and depression. Depending on your loved one’s state of health, he or she may not be motivated to seek out activities on their own, so it is important to…
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How to Know if Your Loved One is Getting Proper Nutrition

As we age, it can become more and more difficult to get the nutrition we need for numerous reasons, but at the same time, it is not always easy to recognize the signs of malnutrition. Seniors who don’t eat properly are at risk for greater health concerns. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the…
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Myths About Adult Day Care

Busted Myths About Adult Day Care

Adult day care gets a bum rap sometimes, but mostly because it is misunderstood. The truth is it can be one of the best choices you make for your loved one. Let’s look at some of the biggest myths about adult day care and then bust them! Myth: Adult Day Care facilities may keep seniors…
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How to Practice Medication Safety

How to Practice Medication Safety

Since mismanagement of medication is the most recurring reason elderly patients are readmitted to the hospital, an important aspect of caring for a family member is obviously creating an effective routine for successful medication management. Knowing how to practice medication safety is often more challenging than it sounds and requires upfront due diligence on the…
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The Keys to Aging Well

There are actually two connotations to the concept of “aging well”… how one looks and how one feels. The absence of wrinkles and age spots doesn’t necessarily indicate the presence of good health or a decelerated rate of acquiring the common conditions associated with aging. The keys to aging well require an accumulation of wise…
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Top Health Concerns for Seniors Over 70

Top Health Concerns for Seniors Over 70

It is no secret that we’re more at risk for certain medical conditions as we age and that we should be aware of the health concerns for seniors in their 70’s. Heart attack, stroke, dementia, and chronic pain are simply more likely to occur in older individuals than in younger. In addition to these conditions,…
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Tips for Caregivers to Help Senior With the Heat

Tips for Caregivers to Help Seniors Cope With the Heat

Summer is around the corner, and with it, the potential for health problems related to heat exposure. Nearly 400 Americans die from heat-related issues every year with the majority of them being elderly. Numerous factors contribute to an elderly individual’s inability to cope with excessive heat, and the individual doesn’t have to be outdoors in…
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