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AHA Diet and Lifestyle

The American Heart Association’s Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations A healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons to fight cardiovascular disease. It’s not as hard as you may think!  Remember, it’s the overall pattern of your choices that counts. Make the simple steps below part of your life for long-term benefits to your health and your heart. Use up […]

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Dementia

What is Dementia anyway? Dementia is defined as a chronic or persistent disorder of mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning. What we know personally is dementia is the gradual and painful loss of the person we love. Dementia Care and Dementia Causes It […]

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Is it Dementia?

For anyone over the age of 50, you know that the last time your misplaced your keys, or you forgot your sister’s birthday, you immediately thought ‘I have Alzheimer’s’. This knee jerk reaction is a default for our generation. For years we’ve seen the commercials on TV, witnessed the cognitive decline of our older relatives […]

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Myths and Realities

Myths and Realities of Living in a Nursing Community (Information provided by the American Health Care Association) Although long term care is advancing to meet growing needs of residents and families, some serious misconceptions remain about the quality and type of care people receive when they live in a residential or long term care community. […]

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Need a break? Consider Respite Care

As McDonalds so succinctly told us, “You deserve a break today.” If you’re the primary caregiver of your elder loved one, you undoubtedly understand the sentiment.  But how does one take a ‘break’?  The answer is Respite Care! Respite Care for the elderly is a short-term stay at a senior living community. While often used […]

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Senior Living Care Types

Senior Living Care Types If you’re a senior, family member, caregiver, or both, there are a variety of senior housing and care types from which to choose. These include independent living, assisted living, home care, and skilled nursing care (for acute health-care needs). Senior housing has many options you may consider, they can help assess […]

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The Generational Differences

Whether it was the Glen Miller who created the musical score of their childhood or they were more Frank Sinatra or the Beatles aficionados, the generations that now make up our Senior Population are uniquely characterized by more than just their music.  The Greatest Generation, the Silent Generation and the Baby Boomers together span a […]

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The Power of Touch

Whether we are a newborn infant, a petulant teenager, an overwhelmed new mother or an aging senior citizen, the power of touch can produce miraculous results. With a simple touch, we can express love, support, gratitude, sympathy, and trust. A simple gesture of holding hands, patting shoulders and giving hugs can make all the difference […]

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What is COPD?

What is COPD? If you have COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, you are not alone. Over 12 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, and an additional 12 million may not even be aware that they have it. COPD is a progressive disease of the lungs. When you have COPD, the airways of […]

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