Category Archives for Senior Health

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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Tips for Recognizing Senior Care Needs Over the Holidays

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The holidays are special because they bring family members from far and wide back together to celebrate over a big meal and a lot of laughter and joy. With many families being apart over the past 18 months due to the pandemic, this holiday season may be the first opportunity in some time where everyone […]

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Overcoming Elderly Sleep Problems: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to overall health and wellbeing. But for many older adults, sleep can be elusive. It is recommended that all adults, including seniors, get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night. There are a variety of factors that can interfere with the sleep of older adults including […]

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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Seniors

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August is Eye Exam Month and the perfect time to focus on why it’s important for seniors to schedule routine eye exams. According to the American Optometric Association, after age 60, a number of eye conditions and diseases can develop that may impact an individual’s vision permanently. Not only can changes to a senior’s eyes […]

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Top Dementia Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, there are a variety of symptoms that become apparent over time. While memory loss is one of the most common and well-known symptoms, difficulty communicating is also prevalent in many individuals. Struggling with language and communication can lead to frustration for […]

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Know the Signs of Skin Cancer and How to Protect Senior Skin

Learn the signs of skin cancer and practical steps to take in order to protect seniors from excessive sun exposure.

With warmer weather on the horizon, we can look forward to spending more time outside – enjoying cookouts, walks in the neighborhood park, working in the garden, or taking a trip to the lake. More time outdoors means it’s also important to take steps to protect skin from sun exposure – a habit that should […]

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Senior Palliative Care Can Help Older Adults Manage Chronic Health Conditions

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Contrary to popular belief, hospice and palliative care are not one in the same. Hospice focuses on the comfort of individuals in the last six months of life. Palliative care, however, is designed to provide an integrated approach to supporting the treatment and comfort of individuals living with serious, prolonged illness. In particular, palliative care […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Maintain Mental and Physical Health During COVID-19

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As we close in on the one-year mark of the beginning of the pandemic, it’s not unusual to feel sadness and longing for the way things used to be. Social outings with friends, vacations with grandchildren, attending religious services – so many activities seniors took for granted have had to be put on the backburner […]

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Lifestyle and Home Care Changes that Improve Heart Health in Seniors

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While the main focus of February for many of us is Valentine’s Day, there’s another national holiday that should capture our attention as well: American Heart Month. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for older adults, making it crucial to protect heart health in seniors. So while you’re browsing through heart-shaped […]

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Better Manage High Cholesterol

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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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