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Stocking up on Medical Supplies and Food

As more cases are reported of the novel coronavirus across the country, a two-week individual quarantine no longer seems far-fetched whether its government-imposed or self-imposed. People over 60 years, as well as those with underlying conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Those over 80 or 90 years are…

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Memoir Writing for Older Adults

Memoir Writing for Older Adults

  When we connect to others on a deep level, we feel “heard” and understood. As a person ages, life can become lonely and connecting to others a more difficult feat. One way to connect to others as an older adult is through a memoir writing class or activity.   Given a piece of paper…

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It’s Time for Cardiac Rehab

  Heart-healthy Recipes. Resistance training exercises. Get a walking partner. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise per week. These recommendations constantly flash before our eyes persuading us to change our sedentary lifestyle and turn onto a path of health. Despite the fact that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United…

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Exercise is Critical for Seniors

  Aging presents many challenges to individuals striving to maintain physical fitness due to the natural decline in maximal heart rate, lung function, aerobic capacity, etc.  Joint injuries, arthritis, and fracture risks may prevent older adults from performing regular physical activity. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the loss of…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Feelings of irritation or sadness can creep up on a person and soon, completely take over, interfering with a person’s daily functioning. Sometimes there are no external reasons to account for these overall “off” feelings. But when these feelings persist over time, especially during the fall and winter months, the diagnosis is often seasonal affective…

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Medication Management is Essential

Medication can be an exceptional tool for healing and pain management. However, when not used properly, medicine can be harmful and even deadly. Proper medication management is essential to preventing misusage and harm. To manage your medications or the medications of a loved-one, it’s important to understand the following: Communicate with your Healthcare Provider It’s…

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An Active life Promotes a Sense of Purpose and Improves Self-Esteem

Recreational activities have always been part and parcel of a nursing home program. Meaningful activities tailored to the needs and abilities of nursing home residents promote their sense of purpose and improve their self-esteem. But with many different residents of varying interests and abilities, programming can be challenging. In fact, according to a study published…

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6 Must-Pack Items for Traveling with Alzheimer’s

Mom has Alzheimer’s, but you know she’d love to spend time with the family over the holidays. You’ve carefully planned the travel: you’re traveling less than four hours away, during the hours of the day when she is at her best, and you’ve incorporated lots of down time. Now it’s time to pack. Here are…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure   

The leading cause of hospitalization in seniors is Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). CHF, also called Chronic Heart Failure, refers to a weakening of the heart that prevents it from pumping blood effectively. CHF must be caught as early as possible. It can be treated with a variety of medications, including beta-blockers, diuretics, and ACE inhibitors.…

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10 Important Foot Care Rules for Diabetics  

The elevated blood sugar levels associated with diabetes mellitus cause a range of complications. Between one-third and one-half of diabetics will develop peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage that usually affects the feet and legs. Diabetics also have reduced circulation, which in combination with peripheral neuropathy means that even minor foot issues can quickly become medical emergencies,…

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