Six Tips for Maintaining Bone Health in Seniors

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Strong and healthy bones are essential to overall health, providing support and structure for the body and helping people move. Osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens bones, impacts millions of Americans, putting older adults at an increased risk for falls and fractures. While osteoporosis is a disease that primarily impacts women, men can also […]

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Understanding Why Sleep Patterns Change as People Age

There’s little that feels better than getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an essential part of good health, and when we experience disturbances with our slumber it can lead to health issues if not addressed. As a person ages, they become more at risk for a number of health issues, including sleep disturbances. It […]

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Engaging Activities for Older Adults with Limited Mobility

As the weather warms up, it’s as if the world reawakens. It’s evident in the trees and flowers that are beginning to rebloom, but it’s true for us, as well. Just settle onto a park bench and watch as joggers trot past, bicyclists whiz by, and children excitedly climb, swing, and race their way around […]

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Navigating Personality Changes in Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease causes damage to brain cells that contributes to memory loss and cognitive difficulties. The disease can also bring about a variety of drastic changes in a loved one’s personality and behavior. These changes affect not only the individual with dementia but also their loved ones. It is beneficial for family caregivers to recognize […]

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The Benefits of Family Caregiver Support Groups

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Caring for an older parent or loved one is an experience of mixed emotions. The family caregiving role can bring immense joy and untold rewards, but it can also feel frustrating, overwhelming, and isolating. The most important thing to remember as a family caregiver is that all of these emotions are normal. Caring for an […]

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COPD Management Tips for Older Adults

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Too often, we take our ability to breathe freely for granted. However, for many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the simple act of taking a breath can feel like a struggle. COPD affects an estimated 30 million people in the US. While there is not currently a cure for the disease, with treatment […]

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Hypertension in Older Adults: Know the Facts

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Hypertension in older adults often sneaks up silently, remaining undetected until it becomes severe enough to cause serious health problems. Hypertension doubles a person’s risk for a heart attack, quadruples risk for a stroke, and can lead to kidney disease, vision loss, heart failure, and much more. Before someone you love joins the 78 million […]

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Top Time Management Tips for Caregivers

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Do you ever wish you had more time in the day to get things done? Time often gets away from us, but it can feel especially elusive to busy family caregivers helping a loved one. It can be a challenge to remember all of the care tasks that need to be performed, and a long […]

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Regular Exercise Benefits Older Adults: Tips to Get Started

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate habits and routines, and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes that can benefit overall health and wellness. One of the most beneficial changes older adults can make is to incorporate physical activity into their day-to-day routine. Exercise benefits older adults physically […]

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Family Caregivers: Make a New Year’s Resolution to Prioritize Self-Care

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Being a family caregiver is a busy job all year round. From medical appointments and providing help with personal care to assistance with weekly grocery shopping and meal preparation, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to juggle the myriad of responsibilities. Frequently, family caregivers are so busy caring for a loved one that they overlook the […]

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