How to Help Older Adults Embrace Allowing Help at Home

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“I’m just fine. I can handle everything myself.” If this is a sentiment your elderly loved one has expressed when you’ve asked if assistance at home would help make life easier, you’re not alone. For many older adults, admitting that they need help at home can feel like surrendering their independence, and not surprisingly, they […]

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Healthy Eating for Seniors – It’s More Than Just a Resolution!

New Year’s resolutions: we love or hate them, make or break them, or feel so discouraged about them right from the get-go that when January 1 rolls around again, we don’t even bother with them. One of the most common resolutions for people of all ages is to try to follow a more balanced and […]

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How Case Management Can Help Seniors Achieve Continuity of Care

Case Management

Multiple doctors and specialists. A plethora of medications, which seem to change by the day. Blood work, tests, and more tests. For seniors with chronic health conditions – and even those without – managing life while aging can be complex.

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Understanding Depression in Older Adults

Depression in Older Adults

Ah! The Golden Years! After years of working hard and raising a family, it’s nice to enjoy retirement and the flexibility to set your own schedule. There’s no question, growing older brings benefits: fewer restrictions on your time, the ability to pursue interests new and old, and increased time with loved ones, to name a […]

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Supporting a Loved One After an ALS Diagnosis

ALS

A number of years ago, the ice bucket challenge brought a great deal of focus and significant donations to the fight against ALS — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. A progressive, neuromuscular disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, more than 20,000 Americans are living with ALS […]

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The Importance of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu Vaccine for Seniors

2020 has been quite a year, with the pandemic requiring everyone to adopt to a new normal that included social distancing, face coverings and more frequent hand-washing. While the pandemic has disrupted many of our day-to-day routines, one thing it has not changed is the importance of the flu vaccine for seniors.

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Conditions That Can Contribute to Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

There is no doubt that everyone gets tired, depleted of energy, and weary at times, but most of us will recover after a good night’s sleep or even a daytime power nap. As we age, our endurance may decline, causing us to reach the point of fatigue faster or not move as quickly as we […]

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What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s and How to Get Help

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With an astounding 47 million estimated diagnoses throughout the world, including more than 5 million in the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease touches most of us in one way or another. When you or someone you love hears the words, “It’s Alzheimer’s,” it’s important to educate yourself as much as possible to know what to expect […]

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When to Ask for Help with Breastfeeding: It’s Too Important Not to!

Help with Breastfeeding

There are many long-term benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, but although breastfeeding is greatly beneficial to both individuals, it is often not easy. Many times, new parents, and those around them, believe that breastfeeding will be instinctual and easy to do, but in fact, most women need time and guidance to establish […]

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Better Manage High Cholesterol

Manage High Cholesterol

The pandemic has altered many things, from social gatherings and travel to book clubs and lunch dates with friends. While these unplanned and dramatic changes to life as we know it may cause some uncertainty and anxiety, it’s helpful to look for the silver lining in the situation: newfound time to focus on ways to […]

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