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29 11, 2022

Celebrate Milestones and Support Independence to Help Your Loved Ones

2022-11-29T14:47:04-05:00Blog, Physical Health|

Stay positive. Have gratitude. Give thanks for the little things and celebrate milestones with your loved ones who have memory loss.  In some ways, it may seem counter-intuitive to celebrate milestones in difficult times. But that’s exactly the point.  Even as holidays, anniversaries, birthdays, or any other special occasion have their complications with loved [...]

31 10, 2022

For November’s National Diabetes Month, Here are Healthy Living Tips

2022-10-31T15:29:29-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

November is National Diabetes Month when seniors and elderly can focus on prevention and keeping diabetes controlled. It’s especially important now during the COVID-19 pandemic as the illness is expected to surge in the fall and winter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely to [...]

6 10, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Are You Ready to RISE?

2022-10-06T17:59:03-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, part of a yearly campaign to raise awareness about one of the leading cancers in women along with skin cancer. This year’s theme is “RISE” or Rally in Screening Everyone. The best way to detect breast cancer is through mammograms. It’s important to detect breast cancer early because [...]

6 10, 2022

Take stock of your mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week

2022-10-06T17:55:06-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

Mental Health Awareness Week runs October 2-8, meaning it’s a good time to take stock of your mental health as a senior and key in to how to handle depression and enjoy good mental health. Congress designated the first week of October as National Mental Health Awareness Week in 1990. This year’s theme for [...]

6 09, 2022

Tips for Brain Health to Slow or Prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s

2022-09-06T16:39:05-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

World Alzheimer’s Day is September 21 this year, the day before the official beginning of fall. For seniors and the elderly, maintaining a healthy brain is important in the aging process. Can you avoid memory loss? Can you avoid or prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s? Brain training can certainly help. Studies have [...]

6 09, 2022

Six Tips on Fall Prevention for Seniors and the Elderly

2022-09-06T16:30:13-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

Falls can be a major source of serious injury for seniors and the elderly. “Balance Awareness Week,” which runs Sept. 18-24, is a good reminder for seniors about fall prevention and how to avoid them. The recipe for fall prevention includes balance awareness and exercise, as well as checking in with your medical provider. [...]

28 06, 2022

Older and Senior Adults Can Take These Steps to Prevent Dehydration in Summer

2022-06-28T19:17:03-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

As the summer heat and humidity settles in, staying hydrated is critical for seniors and the elderly to stay healthy and avoid illnesses related to the heat. Staying hydrated does a number of things, including regulating body temperature, protects vital organs, and promotes skin health.  Signs or symptoms of dehydration that leads to heat-related illnesses [...]

28 06, 2022

As Summer Heats Up, Here are Tips for Seniors to Keep Cool and Safe

2022-06-28T19:14:04-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

Summer is the time to enjoy the outdoors and have fun. Everyone has memories of beach trips, or camping, fun at the pool, grilling and parties, and many other summertime activities. It’s also the time when you can spend too much time outdoors in the heat and sun. The effects of sunburns and dehydration can [...]

31 05, 2022

The Longest Day is Your Chance to Help Millions Fight Alzheimer’s

2022-05-31T19:34:26-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

Every June, people around the world choose to fight the ravages and darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice on “The Longest Day.”  What will be your choice this year? Will you join the millions of people who participate in The Longest Day? Here’s how it works. June 21 is the [...]

31 05, 2022

For Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Be Aware and Take Action

2022-05-31T19:29:23-04:00Blog, Physical Health|

So many people’s lives are touched by the effects of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. A loved one, a relative, a friend, or someone you know.  An estimated 55 million people around the world are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that causes a slow decline in memory, [...]

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