Fight Against Dementia

Research shows that dementia affects approximately 50 million people globally. A syndrome resulting from disease in the brain, it involves a decline in memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and judgement. Tragically, the number of people struggling with dementia today is expected to triple within the next thirty years.  With 10 million new…

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Home Wheelchair Tips for Seniors

Many senior citizens struggle with mobility as they continue to age.  One common solution to this issue is a wheelchair.  Many seniors use wheelchairs to move around.  In fact, older adults tend to lose their mobility as they age due to things like strokes, arthritis, and injuries from falls. Many misconceptions surrounding being wheelchair bound…

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Preventing Senior Scams

Mark goes to visit his mother one day to spend some time with her like a good son would do.  He and his mom are sitting in the living room chatting when the phone starts to ring.  She walks to the kitchen to answer the phone and starts talking to the person on the other…

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Tips to Catch Alzheimer's

A disease that seems to devastate so many families across the world is Alzheimer’s.  Alzheimer’s Disease is a form of Dementia that causes problems with a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior.  In fact, 1 in 10 seniors has Alzheimer’s, making it the most common form of Dementia among older adults.  Due to its prevalence, Alzheimer’s…

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senior parent falls

One day, you are visiting your mom at her house because you have not seen her in a while.  You arrive at her house and walk in to see that she has fallen and is in pain.  Panic starts to overwhelm your mind and body.  You end up calling 911 and your mom received the…

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Communicating Non-Verbally With Dementia

Difficulties of Communicating Non-Verbally In the later stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, elderly persons may face challenges understanding what is being said to them. While some seniors may repeat the same words or talk in great volume, often their ability to communicate verbally drastically diminishes. However, just because someone is unable to communicate through spoken…

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seniors can prevent loneliness through a support system

Does your senior loved one struggle with the feeling of loneliness? Many seniors face the struggle with loneliness as they age. Loneliness has been closely connected to seniors having poor health. As seniors continue to age, there are many things that can happen in life to make them feel lonely. However, there are plenty of…

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woman considering options

Betty Anne and her daughter, Alice, were enjoying a quiet breakfast on the porch one spring morning when Betty Anne suddenly lost her grip on her coffee mug. Thankfully, the beverage had been sitting out long enough that the liquid wasn’t scalding, though the spill still left a noticeable pink blotch on Betty Anne’s leg.…

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Reducing the Risk of Strokes for Seniors

Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death and the primary cause of long-term disability in the United States. Millions of people are affected by the devastating effects of a stroke; however, almost 80% of them are preventable. As seniors age, they become more susceptible to having a stroke.   In fact, The National Institute says…

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family taking seniors on vacation at the beach

6 tips to consider for you and your loved one as you plan summer vacation this year: Taking a break from the doldrums of everyday life is important for restoring your body and brain. Many Americans travel to a favorite destination once a year to rest and relax and restore their energy. If vacations are…

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