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6 Tips to Protect Seniors from COVID-19

  While older adults are not the only ones at risk for the coronavirus, they are at a greater risk for more serious and deadly consequences. Here are 6 tips to protect seniors from COVID-19.   1. Social Distancing Social distancing means avoiding people, nonessential travel,  public transportation, and social gatherings. Staying away from other…

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Comparing the Flu with the New Coronavirus [COVID-19]

  Many people are comparing the flu with the new coronavirus [COVID-19]. Here’s a list of 5 similarities and 5 differences to give you more clarity into the current situation.   Similarities between the Flu and the new Coronavirus   Common symptoms of the flu and the new coronavirus include fever, cough, body aches, and…

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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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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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Compression Fractures in Elderly Women

One slip on the bathroom tile. Bending down to pick up a shoe. Sliding backward on a sheet of ice. In a split second, each of these scenarios can cause a compression fracture and wreak havoc on a person’s daily life functioning. Unfortunately, compression fractures in elderly women are common.   In fact, forty percent…

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When Older Adults Fall

    Slipping on the bathroom tile is not pleasant for any person. But for older adults, a fall could likely result in a broken hip, expensive medical care, and long-term recovery. According to the CDC, more than one in four older adults over age 65 years fall each year. When older adults fall, the…

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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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