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Health & Aging

Skin Protection for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
May 31st, 2018

As the weather gets warmer, people often find themselves spending more time outdoors than they did in the past months. Summer is right around the corner, which brings the promise of afternoon walks, water activities, and picnics. The opportunities are endless! With these activities also come the dangers of the sun's harmful rays. In this blog post, we look at some easy ways to protect your skin during the summer months, along with some common misconceptions about skin protection!

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How to Keep Your Mind Sharp to Help Prevent Dementia 

By: Emily Shoemake
May 17th, 2018

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. The disease affects 43 percent of people ages 75 to 84. Over 800,000 Americans are estimated to be living with Alzheimer's, and women are more likely to develop the disease than men. Dementia is a scary topic, and a growing concern for many people. The best way to avoid experiencing the effects of dementia is to take as many steps as possible to keep your brain sharp and exercise your neural connections on a daily basis. We have compiled a comprehensive list of ways to exercise your mind and keep yourself sharp below.

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Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

By: Emily Shoemake
April 30th, 2018

Anyone who’s ever owned a pet knows that animals offer incomparable companionship. But they offer even more than that, particularly for the elderly. There’s no better time to highlight the value of pet ownership for seniors than with the observation of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day on April 30. Let’s take a closer look at why your aging loved one and a pet may be the perfect pair, along with tips for helping seniors find a Fido or Mittens of their own.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

By: Emily Shoemake
April 23rd, 2018

Spring brings the promise of warmer weather, outdoor activities, chirping birds, and longer days, but with it also comes the chores you’ve been putting off all winter. Whether it’s giving your car a deep clean or reorganizing your “junk drawer,” spring is the best time to dive into your long awaited cleaning projects and get your home feeling fresh and new. In this blog we have compiled some helpful spring cleaning tips for seniors.

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Preventing Senior Falls in the Fall

By: Stephen Juliano
November 16th, 2017

Fall is here, and it brings crisp air, colorful leaves, and pumpkin spiced everything. But it can also mean an increased risk of falls for seniors. Falls are a common issue many seniors face, and usually, a fall isn’t as simple as it seems. There can be many underlying factors that lead a senior to fall, from balance issues to unseen hazards.

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Health & Aging | Caregiver Support

Understanding the Stages of Dementia & Alzheimer's

By: Stephen Juliano
September 28th, 2017

Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease can be a long and emotional journey. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. But dementia and Alzheimer’s aren’t simple diseases. There are many different parts to them, and understanding those parts, or stages, can be beneficial when caring for a loved one. It can also help you decide when the best time to seek professional help will be.

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