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Plagued by Osteoarthritis Pain? Here’s a Solution Worth Investigating!

It’s a group no one wants to be a part of, however as many as 10 million Americans are members: sharing a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Caused by the wearing away of cartilage over the years, osteoarthritis frequently impacts bigger joints, like the knees, and is often debilitating to a senior’s quality of life. With three […]

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How Investing Just 45 Minutes Each Week Can Improve Arthritis

When it comes to exercise and staying active to maintain optimum health, seniors are no exception! However, if you are one of the many older adults battling the pain of arthritis, keeping up with your physical fitness requirements can be difficult. Thankfully, the most recent recommendations ease back on the intensity of activity for mature […]

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Strategies for Improving Senior Sleep

We have all been there: slowing down breathing, counting sheep, listening to white noise, all in an attempt to force our brains to shut down to allow us the sleep we desperately need. As we age, it can be even more difficult to get enough sleep. Older adults can experience changes in their sleep architecture, […]

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The Best Adaptive Clothing for Seniors

What were your thoughts when selecting the outfit you put on this morning? Style? Comfort? A certain memory attached to a piece of clothing? The clothes we wear are a fundamental part of our identity, and the simple act of choosing what to wear and being able to put it on is crucial to our […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Research Uncovers a New Hypothesis

Discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s has become as tangled as the tau threads that have long been considered to be the root cause of the disease. But now, researchers may be drawing a step closer to untangling the mystery of Alzheimer’s disease, by using a new train of thought. New Alzheimer’s disease research studies are […]

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Information for Determining Which Type of Home Care is Most Appropriate

The following list of questions should encompass most care questions that need to be asked when seeking home care. It is meant as a guide to helping one find good, quality, dependable home care when appropriate. Understand the type of care services needed. Regular or Light Housekeeping (can be daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) Those […]

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A Lesser Known Effect of Dementia: Anosognosia

“Why would you think I have Alzheimer’s? There’s nothing wrong with me!” If you’ve listened to a friend or family member with dementia frustratingly voice this or maybe a matching sentiment, it’s possible you have assumed the person was simply in denial and unwilling to accept a tough diagnosis. The simple truth is, however, that […]

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How to Overcome These Hurdles and Meet Senior Dietary Needs

With all the hustle and bustle of life, how often do we grab a cup of coffee and a donut on our rush to work, stopping for take out on the way home to avoid the need to cook? Younger adults with a high metabolism, optimum muscle strength, and less chronic health issues can get […]