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28 10, 2020

How Hearing Loss Can Affect Quality of Life


As many Americans begin to age, loss of hearing is a common occurrence. More people are dealing with hearing loss than diabetes, cancer, or eyesight issues. There are a few different root causes of hearing loss, but the most common (and permanent) one is occupational. It happens when people are exposed to loud noise [...]

28 10, 2020

Shining A Spotlight On National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month


November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in the United States. With nearly 6 million people suffering from this disease in 2020, this month of awareness strives to make the general public more aware of the disease and shed light on potential care options and early warning signs.  There are several ways you can get [...]

25 09, 2020

Supporting a Senior Loved One during Social Distancing


There’s no getting around it. COVID-19 has affected all of us, but none more than those living in assisted living communities. Many of these communities are on strict lockdown orders due to the fact that their residents are in one of the high-risk categories identified by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and the WHO [...]

25 09, 2020

Brain Benefits of Art and Creativity


“The arts are a critical component of healthcare. Expressive art is a tool to explore, develop and practice creativity as a means to wellness.” ~ Wellarts Association There is a growing amount of scientific evidence showing that art enhances brain function and well-being. That’s why it’s so important for older adults to participate in some [...]

24 09, 2020

Overcoming Dementia Communication Troubles


When your loved one is dealing with Dementia, it can be difficult to communicate and help them succeed in day-to-day activities. We’ve compiled a list of activities that can help them feel successful every day and reduce or eliminate agitation, depression, anxiety, and even the need for additional medications. Every individual is different, so it [...]

24 09, 2020

Challenges of Changing Environments


As physical performance declines, many senior citizens are relocating to senior living communities where they can have medical professionals available to them twenty-four hours a day. Changing environments can often cause stress, anxiety and fear of the unknown for many seniors. There are some steps that can be taken to eliminate as much anxiety as [...]

27 08, 2020

Health Benefits of Good Sleep


“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” -Irish Proverb How much sleep do I need? It’s no secret that most adults need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep on a consistent basis in order to get enough rest and restoration. However, regularly getting quality sleep is [...]

27 08, 2020

Keeping Seniors Hydrated During Summer


It’s been said that where there is water, there is life. Contemporary science has established that one straight-forward way to protect our health is to drink plenty of water. While this is true all year round, the hot and humid days of summer take this principle to a whole new level, especially for older people. [...]

27 08, 2020

Stair Safety for Seniors


According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65 suffer a serious fall every year. Especially for seniors, falls can be very serious. Senior falls are more likely to result in brain injuries and broken bones. Stairs are one of the biggest culprits in causing senior falls, they [...]

27 08, 2020

How Walking Benefits Seniors


“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” -Henry David Thoreau Walking is such a great exercise option for everyone, but especially for older adults. It quickly improves mood, health and well-being in so many ways. It can also help seniors live independently longer. Among the many benefits of walking are: Strengthening muscles [...]

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