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7 Tips for Heart-Healthy Seniors

7 tips for heart-healthy seniors

7 tips for heart-healthy seniorsFebruary is a month filled with flowers, chocolate, and all things love related. It’s also American Heart Month—a time to focus on making healthy choices so we can live life to the fullest.

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The Accidental Caregiver

The Accidental Caregiver

The Accidental CaregiverYou started out by driving Mom to her doctor’s appointments. Then you helped out by doing her grocery shopping, cooking a few meals, and assisting with medication management. As your mom’s health declined, you gradually found yourself cleaning her house, doing her laundry, and handling her finances. Without realizing it, you’ve become your parent’s primary caregiver—and it happened more by accident than by choice. …Read more ›

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Milestone Event Coming Up in 2018? Here’s How to Celebrate

How to Celebrate a Milestone Event

How to Celebrate a Milestone EventIs your parent or grandparent celebrating a milestone birthday in 2018? Perhaps Mom will be turning 90 years old. Or Grandpa will hit the rarefied air of a 100th birthday celebration. If Mom and Dad are still going strong, this might be the year they’ll reach their 70th or 75th wedding anniversary. If your friends and family are looking forward to …Read more ›

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Guide to Navigating Holiday Stress

how to navigate holiday stress

how to navigate holiday stressYou may be already dealing with stress as you juggle caring for your parent with family responsibilities and holding down a job. Now that the holidays are here, the extra stress may just put you over the edge. It’s important that you, as a caregiver, take care of yourself during this busy time of year.

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When It’s Not Dementia

When It's Not Dementia...

When It's Not Dementia...Family members are understandably concerned when their aging parent begins experiencing memory loss or confusion. Their first thought may be that their parent has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. However, there are several physical conditions that could be associated with those symptoms, including thyroid disease, nutritional deficiencies, adverse reactions to medications, depression—even a brain tumor. …Read more ›

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Adapting Holiday Traditions in Senior Living

Adapting Holiday Traditions in Senior Living

Adapting Holiday Traditions in Senior LivingThe holiday season is upon us. It’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve—whatever holidays that you celebrate. If your parent has moved into senior living over the past year, how might that affect your holiday celebration and your long-standing family traditions? (more…)

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Giving Thanks for Senior Living

Giving thanks for senior living

Giving thanks for senior livingCounting your blessings is a healthy practice, and the Thanksgiving season is a perfect time to cultivate gratitude. This year, why not include senior living on your list of things to be thankful for?

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Aging and Your Teeth: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Aging and Your Teeth: What's Normal, What's Not

Aging and Your Teeth: What's Normal, What's NotEven if you missed the fact that October was National Dental Hygiene Month, it’s never too late to renew your commitment to oral health. After all, just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean issues like dry mouth and diminished taste are unavoidable.

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A Man’s World? Not in Senior Living

In Senior Living, It’s Not a

In Senior Living, It’s Not aVisit an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility, and one observation may immediately strike you—there are a lot more women than men. In fact, Argentum reports that women outnumber men in assisted living by a ratio of 7 to 1, and the ratio is even higher at nursing homes. …Read more ›

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Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior LivingWherever two or more seniors gather, there’s a good chance that games will ensue. There’s nothing like a good card or board game to get the mind working, the competitive juices flowing, and the conversation going. (more…)

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