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Staying In Step: Dancing as Physical & Mental Exercise

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 5:04:00 PM

Countless studies show that staying active and mentally alert is connected with longevity, and particularly, with less cognitive decline in the senior years. Few activities, however, seem as beneficial as dancing. Is time for you to get in step? Find out below!

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Smart Devices for Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM

When you're caring for a senior parent or a loved one, you want to make sure that you have all the tools at hand to make their life easier and safer. Luckily, smart devices can help lighten your load and make life a lot easier for your senior parent. Here are a few smart devices that can help seniors with daily living. 

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Caring for the Caregiver: Preventing Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:29:00 PM

The caregivers of people with Alzheimer's are typically close relatives, such as a spouse, child, or grandchild. Even in the early stages of Alzheimer's, the disease is very demanding. Care is required 24-hours a day. It's crucial for caregivers to be flexible and patient when dealing with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's disease. There are both physical changes and personality changes your family member will experience. While the diagnosis is distressing, it's important to prevent burning yourself out. Here are some tips on how to manage your stress.

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10 Reasons For Senior Hospital Readmissions

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The rates for hospital readmission in seniors is high due to a variety of factors. Hospital readmissions refer to when a senior (or other individual) returns to the hospital within one month of their release. However, It is not considered a readmission if it is an unrelated cause. While the causes of readmission vary, here are just 10 of the many contributing reasons.

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Braking for Seniors: 5 Cars With Automatic Emergency Braking

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is an important safety feature available in many new cars. It senses impending collisions and starts braking for you if you don't respond quickly enough to avoid the accident. When you're dealing with the slower reflexes and delayed reactions that come with age, it's nice to have the extra protection this offers.

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Selecting Safe Exercise Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Exercise continues to be the main, great thing seniors can do for themselves to keep healthy. When age and circumstances restrict access to a gym and the weather does not allow safe outdoor exercise, home exercise equipment can make a big difference for seniors.

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Caring for Your Grandparent - Coping Tips

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Studies show millennials as the fastest growing group of caregivers. According to data, the average millennial caregiver is 27 years old. Typically, they care for a female age 60 and over. In many cases, the grandchildren were raised by their grandparents. In other cases, the grandchild just feels closer to the grandparent and wants to assume the caretaker role instead of the parent. Regardless of the circumstances, caregiving is a tough task for young adults to handle. Here are some ways to cope if you are caring for your grandparent:

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5 Ways "Baby-Boomers" Are Reshaping Retirement

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

"Retirement" is taking on many different meanings in the modern day and age. Over the years, many people have put the stigma on retirement that it means sitting around and doing nothing, however in the 21st century that could not be further from the truth. The "Baby Boomer" generation (1946-1964) is actively changing what the term "retirement" means.

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3 Practical Ways To Improve Brain Health In Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

During the golden years, it is common to notice some cognitive decline. But whether it's memory loss, slower thinking, or anything other aspect of mental acuity, there is so much seniors can do to improve their brain health. Here are 4 practical ways to get started.

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Types and Causes of Elder Insomnia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Many people will suffer from bouts of insomnia from time to time throughout their lives. Older adults are no exception. When a senior suffers from insomnia it can have a greater impact on their health and their quality of life than for a younger person.

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