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Hydration Strategies for Adults With Dementia

November 15, 2023 — Staying properly hydrated is essential for maintaining overall health and cognitive function. Dehydration is a common and serious concern among older adults, especially those with dementia. People with dementia often forget to drink water or may resist it when offered. In turn, dehydration can make dementia symptoms worse, leading to confusion, irritability, and an increased... Read More
Portrait of a Small Family of a Mother, a Son and a Grandfather Watching TV Together in the Living Room. Family Generations Connecting and Bonding by Spending Time Together, Discussing and Having Fun

Hosting the Holidays When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s

November 1, 2023 — The holiday season is a time for love, warmth, and togetherness. For families with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it can also bring unique challenges. With a little preparation, understanding, and patience, it’s entirely possible to create a joyous and memorable holiday experience. Here are some essential tips to make the most out of... Read More
Asian Senior elderly male patient consult with physician nurse at nursing home care. Caregiver therapist pharmacist girl hold medicine pills bottle, explain prescription to older disabled guy in house

Talk About Your Medicines Month

October 15, 2023 — Why do we need to talk about the medicines and supplements we are taking? As we get older, we may face more health problems, and we may take more and more medications to treat these conditions. If we are not careful, we may end up with adverse reactions to our prescription drugs or harmful interactions... Read More
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Live the Mediterranean Lifestyle From Anywhere

October 1, 2023 — The benefits of a Mediterranean diet are well-known. Rich in whole foods, healthy fats, lean proteins, and a plethora of antioxidants, this diet has been linked to improved heart health, weight management, reduced risk of chronic diseases, enhanced brain function, and even increased longevity. This diet is inspired by the traditional eating habits of people... Read More
Smiling African American woman walking with her senior father while visiting him at nursing home.

Moving a Loved One to Long-Term Care

September 15, 2023 — If your loved one is ready to move into a long-term care residence and has chosen their new home, the next step is to plan for the move. But downsizing a senior’s belongings and starting anew in a different place can feel like a daunting task. It can also be an emotional experience for both... Read More
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The Importance of Grandparents in the Lives of Their Grandchildren

September 1, 2023 — The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is a special and unique bond that spans generations. It is a connection woven with shared stories, life experiences, and unconditional love. The influence of grandparents on their grandchildren and vice versa goes beyond mere family ties; it plays a crucial role in shaping character, values, and emotional well-being.... Read More
Blond Caucasian speech language pathologist laughs with a senior aged female aphasic patient during speech therapy session targeting visual comprehension skills. Patient realized she incorrectly matched objects to a field of three single written words.

How Speech Therapist Can Aid in Stroke Recovery

August 15, 2023 — More than one in three people who have a stroke have communication problems afterward. Imagine waking up to a world where you don’t understand what people are saying to you, or you can’t find the words to express yourself. These are the type of challenges faced by a third of all people who survive a... Read More
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UV Safety: What You Might Not Know

August 1, 2023 — When we think of being outdoors in the summertime, we often picture vivid blue skies and the pleasant feeling of sunshine on our skin. Feels great, doesn’t it? But, of course, that experience comes with a warning tag attached: ultraviolet (UV) radiation.   We all know the basics: Too much sun can lead to skin... Read More
Elderly senior couple arriving home. He is helping her climb slowly up their back porch steps.

Ensuring Home Stays Sweet As We Age

July 17, 2023 — For most people, “Home Sweet Home” is more than a cross-stitched motto, it’s a fundamental value that remains through life. A recent survey completed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) found that 77% of those 50 or over prefer to remain in their homes as they age. Importantly, this preference has remained steady... Read More
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BE FAST at the Signs of a Stroke

July 1, 2023 — Each year almost 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke and about two-thirds are strokes in individuals who have never had one before. That means about every 40 seconds or so, someone has a stroke. Although the risk of stroke increases with age, nearly 40% of those hospitalized are younger than 65.  ... Read More