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The Important Roles of Professional Caregivers

November 13th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

As November welcomes Thanksgiving, it also marks another important yearly milestone – National Homecare and Hospice Month. Among the many reasons to be thankful this year, one of our greatest is for the caregivers, hospice nurses, and therapists that care for the elderly and those living with illness or [...]

Transform Your Health Through Social Engagement

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Social interaction with others is an important human need and unfortunately, as we age, the opportunities for social engagement may diminish due to various reasons including separation, death of a loved one, or mobility challenges. Isolated seniors, especially, may feel alienated as a result of fewer meaningful interactions with [...]

How Can Seniors Stay Sharp Mentally?

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Declining cognitive function is often associated with advanced aging - whether caused by disease or the aging process itself. Fortunately, your mental function is not always at the mercy of time, as there are many lifestyle choices you or your loved one can make to improve brain health! A [...]

How Can Seniors Overcome Tooth Loss?

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Teeth weaken with age and while they are protected by very strong enamel, progressive wear due to use can leave your teeth vulnerable to damage. An analysis by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research estimates that about 27% of seniors are completely edentulous, meaning they have lost [...]

Can Oral Health Affect Your Heart Health?

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Maintaining a healthy heart is a no-brainer! Eating the right foods, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight are things most of us know we should be doing to keep our cardiovascular systems in check. But did you know that oral health can positively or negatively affect your heart? While [...]

6 Healthy Nutrition Tips for Seniors

August 16th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Eating the right food is important as you age. Younger people can typically ignore their body’s nutritional needs without suffering immediate consequence. Older adults don’t have this flexibility because their body requires adequate and timely nutritional supplies. In this article, we discuss some tips to maintain a healthy nutrition [...]

How Dehydration Can Damage Seniors’ Health

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Especially during the summer months, dehydration is a common condition in seniors that can lead to serious health issues if not properly handled.  Whether you are considering your own health or taking care of a loved one, getting informed about dehydration will help you better manage the condition.   [...]

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Elderly Care|

Dementia and Alzheimer ’s are often used interchangeably. However, these two are not the same. While dementia is an overall term to describe symptoms that affect daily activities including performance, memory and the ability to communicate properly, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia which mainly impacts thought, language and [...]

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