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10 Warning Signs That Your Loved One Might Need Help

February 15, 2024 — As our loved ones age, it’s natural for us to worry about their well-being and independence. While they may strive to maintain their autonomy, certain signs may indicate they need assistance to ensure their safety and quality of life. Recognizing these signs early can help you provide the support and care they need. Here are... Read More
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5 Ways for Seniors to Reduce Sodium Consumption

February 1, 2024 — As we age, our dietary needs evolve, and managing our sodium intake becomes more important. While our bodies do need the nutrient sodium, too much can cause damage to our internal organs. High sodium consumption is linked to various health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney problems, all of which are particularly... Read More
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Tips for Moving Into Assisted or Independent Living

January 17, 2024 — Transitioning to assisted or independent living is a significant life event for both the individual moving and their family members. It marks the beginning of a new chapter that, while offering more support and care, also brings a wave of changes and adjustments. We’d like to offer some guidance for all parties to make this... Read More
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The Link Between Dental Hygiene & Heart Health

January 2, 2024 — We’re all aware of the importance of brushing and flossing.  We’ve heard it from our parents, dentist, and dental hygienist since we were kids. When you’re young, it’s easy to overlook dental hygiene (especially the flossing). You take healthy teeth for granted, except for the occasional cavity; it’s not something you worry about. But what happens... Read More
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Couples Can Share High Blood Pressure

December 15, 2023 — Imagine your blood vessels as tiny hoses running all through your body. When your heart beats, it pumps blood through these hoses. If the blood pushes too hard against the walls of these hoses, that’s high blood pressure. Doctors will say you have high blood pressure if your numbers are usually 130 over 80 or... Read More
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Plan Ahead for Long-Term Care

December 1, 2023 —   Research indicates that as Americans reach the age of 65, a significant number will require assistance with daily activities, a service referred to as long-term care. The extent of care needed varies based on individual health, cognitive abilities, and living conditions. Aging is a major factor in determining the need for such care, and... Read More
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Hydration Strategies for Adults With Dementia

November 15, 2023 — Staying properly hydrated is essential for maintaining overall health and cognitive function. Dehydration is a common and serious concern among older adults, especially those with dementia. People with dementia often forget to drink water or may resist it when offered. In turn, dehydration can make dementia symptoms worse, leading to confusion, irritability, and an increased... Read More
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Hosting the Holidays When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

November 1, 2023 — The holiday season is a time for love, warmth, and togetherness. For families with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can also bring unique challenges. With a little preparation, understanding, and patience, it’s entirely possible to create a joyous and memorable holiday experience. Here are some essential tips to make the most out of... Read More
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Talk About Your Medicines Month

October 15, 2023 — Why do we need to talk about the medicines and supplements we are taking? As we get older, we may face more health problems, and we may take more and more medications to treat these conditions. If we are not careful, we may end up with adverse reactions to our prescription drugs or harmful interactions... Read More
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Live the Mediterranean Lifestyle From Anywhere

October 1, 2023 — The benefits of a Mediterranean diet are well-known. Rich in whole foods, healthy fats, lean proteins, and a plethora of antioxidants, this diet has been linked to improved heart health, weight management, reduced risk of chronic diseases, enhanced brain function, and even increased longevity. This diet is inspired by the traditional eating habits of people... Read More