10 Healthy Habits Every Senior Should Start in 2020

10 Healthy Habits Every Senior Should Start in 2020

Staying healthy is a big concern as we grow older. The risk of developing a chronic disease increases with age. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), approximately 80% of older adults are diagnosed with at least one chronic condition while 77% have two.  The most common conditions include Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, and emphysema. Four…

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12 Senior Safety Tips for the Holidays

12 Senior Safety Tips for the Holidays

The holidays present many opportunities to celebrate with family members of all ages. As parents and grandparents get older, they may not be able to keep up with the activities as they once did. They should still be included in the celebration. That means the family may need to make changes to accommodate the needs of aging loved ones. While…

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Debunking the Myths Behind Long-Term Assisted Living Care

Debunking the Myths Behind Long-Term Assisted Living Care

  Most of us want to believe that we’ll remain healthy and robust for the duration of our lives. While that is a nice thought, it’s not always possible. A person who turns 65 years old today has a 70% chance of requiring long-term care service or support at some point in their life. People live longer, which means individuals…

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Is Your Loved One Showing Signs of Dementia?

Is Your Loved One Showing Signs of Dementia?

  When our loved ones begin to struggle as they age, it is up to us to ensure that they receive the care they need. Some conditions do not affect the patient’s mind, making them capable of requesting medical care or day-to-day assistance. However, some conditions can affect their cognitive function. When that happens, we must be there to recognize…

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