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Restoring Confidence After a Fall

May 22, 2019

Falling down is never good, but when you’ve reached a certain age, it can be downright disastrous. According to the National Council of Aging, a senior citizen is treated for a fall every 11 seconds. They are considered the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older people. All this to say that falls […]

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What is Sundowner’s Syndrome?

May 2, 2019

Up to 66% of older adults with mid-to-late stage Alzheiner’s or other forms of dementia have a set of neuropsychiatric symptoms that we call Sundown Syndrome. These symptoms include repeated walking during the night and wandering, which can be very dangerous for people with dementia. It can get stressful as a caretaker to deal with […]

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Reading Regularly Has Huge Benefits for Seniors

April 26, 2019

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as cracking open a book and enjoying the journey. Whether you’re reading the true story of historical event or a thrilling mystery, reading is more than just fun. It’s also good for you. Reading regularly can improve and impact many aspects of your life, particularly for seniors. Let’s take a […]

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Communicating Through Dementia

April 4, 2019

Communicating with someone who has dementia can be tough. They might keep forgetting things, repeating things, asking the same questions, they might even be having dramatic mood swings or their entire personality could change. There are lots of different ways dementia affects communication between you and your loved one. Here are some ways that you […]

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How Can Music Therapy Benefit Dementia Patients?

March 19, 2019

Dementia is a hard thing to cope with. It’s a scary when someone you love can’t remember things well, but there are things you can do to help them remember. One way studies have found is effective in benefiting dementia patients is music. Music can help a dementia patient relive a moment in their lives […]

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Is Your Loved One’s Home Safe?

February 26, 2019

Seniors living alone encounter difficulties that we don’t worry about day to day. Things like going to the bathroom can become more difficult as the days go by, and it’s important to know that your loved one can handle being alone, even when you want them in assisted living. Today, we’re going to look at […]

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Keeping Stress at Bay for Seniors

February 19, 2019

Seniors and older adults are usually retired from work and aren’t as active as they once were in their younger years, but that doesn’t mean they are any less susceptible to everyday stress. Let’s learn a little bit more about how stress affects the elderly community and how to better manage it before it becomes […]

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4 Ways to Communicate with the Hearing Impaired

February 4, 2019

At birth, we have about 15,000 little hair cells in each of our ears that allow us to hear. By the time we’re in our 70’s and 80’s, many of those hairs have died, with no method of regeneration. Though there is some promising research out there about regrowing these hairs in the future, you […]

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Gentle Exercise for Seniors

January 9, 2019

Exercise is an essential aspect of life. Without it, we may find ourselves feeling cranky and stiff whether we’re 24 or 84. However, if you’re living with illness or disability, then you may not feel like exercise is for you. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. There are a safe, gentle ways to exercise […]

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Brain Training for Seniors in Assistive Care

January 3, 2019

Keeping the mind sharp and clear is important for people of all ages, but it can be particularly important for seniors living in assistive care. Today we’re going to talk about some of the ways that you can help your loved one maintain a strong sense of neuroplasticity for as long as possible. Play a […]

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