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3 Brain Health Boosting Tips for Seniors

No one wants to live their life in fear that they will lose their mind. However, this is a reality for many seniors. Fortunately, there are activities seniors can add to their routine that have been scientifically proven to delay cognitive decline and improve brain health. Here are 3 surprising ways seniors can boost brain health. Practice meditation…

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Protecting Seniors from Holiday Scams

Holiday scams are nothing new (unfortunately). But in recent years, the holiday season has seen increases in scams targeting the elderly. Elder financial abuse results in approximately $36.5 billion lost annually according to True Link Financial Services. Seniors can take steps to ensure they aren’t being ripped off, and adult children can be vigilant of…

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8 Caregiver and Senior Care Holiday Tips

The holidays are a time of celebration and togetherness. However, family can often be the biggest trigger for stress and anxiety. Stress is often the result of unrealistic expectations, but thankfully this is something you can manage. Here are eight tips to alleviate caregiver worries as well as senior concerns that often crop up around…

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5 Tips to Make the Holidays Easier for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult, especially around the holidays. Trying to juggle both of these stressors at the same time is no easy feat. Fortunately, there is a way. With proper planning and prioritizing, you can make the holidays enjoyable for you and your loved one. Here are 5 tips to make the holidays…

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Helping Seniors Keep Their Pets

Domesticated animals have provided humans with companionship, task assistance, and love for thousands of years, and pet owners understand firsthand how quickly these animals become a part of the family. Losing one to old age or illness can be devastating. It can also be equally upsetting to be forced to give up your pet because…

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Respiratory Issues Affecting Seniors

As we move into the cooler months of the year, it’s important for seniors and caregivers to pay close attention to their health, particularly their respiratory health. There are four major types of chronic respiratory health issues that can affect your lungs as you age. Keep reading to learn more about each. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary…

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How to Address Loss of Appetite in Seniors

Loss of appetite is quite common for seniors, it occurs as a natural part of the aging process. Food can lose its flavor or become upsetting to the stomach. However, even though changes in appetite are fairly common, it’s important for seniors to continue to enjoy a healthy and nutritious diet. What’s causing the loss…

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How to Talk to Aging Parents About the Future

Talking about the future can be an uncomfortable experience, especially with an aging parent. Making decisions about finances and talking about caregiving assistance, health changes, wellness needs, and decreased mobility is difficult. However, being open about the future and all it entails is critical when creating a successful care plan that best meets the needs…

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3 Helpful Tips For Volunteering During Retirement

You may or may not have heard, but volunteering during retirement years can bring a wealth of health benefits to seniors. These benefits include lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease to name a couple. Whatever the physical benefits, it’s widely accepted that volunteering gives seniors satisfaction, community, and a greater sense…

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10 Habits to Help Seniors Stay Healthy

There are a lot of moving parts to keeping people healthy–especially so for seniors. Dental exams, medication management, and physicals are all important to keep seniors healthy. It’s been proven that people who had healthy habits when they were younger tend to have healthy habits as seniors as well and good health habits can make…

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