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#ElderCareChat 10/4/17 Recap: Boosting Brain Health

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

#ElderCareChat analytics 10/4/17We were pleased to welcome Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care, and hospice services, as our expert panelist for our most recent #ElderCareChat. Silverado engaged participants in an exciting Twitter conversation on the importance of brain health as we age, and ways to keep the brain in optimum condition. (more…)

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Join the October 4, 2017 #ElderCareChat: Boosting Brain Health

#ElderCareChat recap - OurParents.com

Each month, join #ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare! Follow @OurParents and @ElderCareChat on Twitter to contribute to the conversation.

The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET, with guest panelists from Silverado, a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care assisted living, and hospice services. …Read more ›

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Pain Relief for Seniors: Is Marijuana the Answer?

Pain Relief for Seniors: Marijuana

Pain Relief for Seniors: MarijuanaWhen Daniel Reingold’s father was dying of cancer in 1999, the options for pain management were limited at best. So, after reading about the benefits of medical marijuana, Reingold decided to give the plant a try. He boiled marijuana leaves into a tea for his father in his last few weeks of life, and the results were incredible—increased appetite, boosted spirits, and relief …Read more ›

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In Honor of Healthy Aging Month: 5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness ProgramsSeptember is Healthy Aging Month, which makes it the perfect time to recommit to your health and wellness.

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Seniors Foraging for Food

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOOD

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOODWhen I was a kid, I used to go blackberry picking with my dad and my grandpa. I loved the adventure of it as well as the aftermath—feasting on my grandpa’s deliciously homemade blackberry pies and preserves.
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Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

Dealing with the Dangers of Clutter

 Dealing with the Dangers of ClutterIt’s important to be safe on the road and at work, but safety at home is an equally critical consideration—particularly in light of National Safety Month this past June.

With the help of Chris Seman, president of Caring Transitions, a professional solution for senior relocation, downsizing, estate sale, and online auction services, we explore …Read more ›

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Why Many Senior Living Residents Are “Blossoming”

Why Many Senior Living Residents Are "Blossoming"

Why Many Senior Living Residents Are "Blossoming"“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” –Audrey Hepburn

More and more senior living communities are finding that quote to ring true as their residents “blossom,” thanks to unique gardening programs that foster friendship, cultivate confidence, and provide purpose.

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Four Easy Yoga Poses for Senior Citizens

Yoga_2Yoga is a mind-body therapy that uses breathing exercises, meditation, and postures to improve general physical fitness and mental well-being. As the University of Maryland Medical Center notes, practicing yoga helps to fight arthritis, back pain, anxiety, and more. Some people imagine yoga as young people behaving like contortionists, but yoga postures and exercises can be adapted for any body type and any age so …Read more ›

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5 Traits of Healthy Seniors

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healthy seniorsWhy are some 80-year-olds in better health than some 60-year-olds? Genetics play a part, but caregivers have also identified specific traits that can make a significant difference in seniors’ well-being.

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Is There Hope for Seniors with Tinnitus?

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tinnitusIf you hear ringing in your ears when no external sounds are present, you may be suffering from tinnitus – and you’re not alone. As you get older, the likelihood of developing tinnitus increases significantly. In fact, research suggests that roughly 30 percent of seniors experience tinnitus symptoms.

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