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How to make the transition to long-term care easier for residents with Alzheimer’s
How to make the transition to long-term care easier for residents with Alzheimer’s

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. In the United States alone, there were an estimated 5.7 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018, according to a report published by the Alzheimer’s Association. As their conditions progress, many of these people will need around-the-clock care that is not able to be met at home. Their loved

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5 ways to show the love this Grandparents Day
5 ways to show the love this Grandparents Day

Grandparents are treasure troves of wisdom and our connections to the past. We live in a time where there are more grandparents and great grandparents than ever before and we should celebrate that. Sunday, September 8 is National Grandparents Day. This observance was established with the help of Marian McQuade, a West Virginia homemaker and

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Don’t let sleep apnea rob you of your rest
Don’t let sleep apnea rob you of your rest

Getting a good night’s rest is a vital part of maintaining good health. Sleep helps your body and mind recharge and function properly. Older adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night, according to the National Institute on Aging. However, many seniors have a condition that disrupts their sleep and robs them

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Psoriasis: Dealing with the skin that you’re in
Psoriasis: Dealing with the skin that you’re in

Millions of Americans struggle with living in their own skin due to psoriasis. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, this chronic autoimmune skin disease affects more than 8 million people in the nation. It is caused when the top layer of the skin grows faster than the body can shed it. In a process of

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What seniors need to know about dental healthcare
What seniors need to know about dental healthcare

Getting older does not mean you outgrow maintaining healthy habits. This is especially true when it comes to the topic of dental health. As people age, proper oral hygiene and regular dental care can not only save your smile, but improve the quality of your life.  According to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), 25

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It’s never too late to vaccinate
It’s never too late to vaccinate

Keeping an eye on vaccination is not just for the young, older people need to be immunized too. Vaccines are important for older adults, especially those living in a healthcare setting. As we age, the immune system grows weaker and fighting off infections can become more difficult and could lead to serious complications. If you

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What you need to know about your aging eyes and cataract
What you need to know about your aging eyes and cataract

Some changes to our vision are normal as we get older; however, vision loss and blindness are not part of aging. The most common natural aging eye problems include difficulty seeing objects clearly, trouble distinguishing colors or shapes and the need for more light to see. Glasses, corrective lenses or improved lighting usually remedy these

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Recreation therapy: The art and science of fun
Recreation therapy: The art and science of fun

Nineteenth century author Edward Bellamy once said, “If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.” His assessment is no less true for our own time. Recreational activities are a vital part of living a full life and that does not change once a person enters long-term care. In fact, recreation

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Is “male menopause” real?
Is “male menopause” real?

The concept of women experiencing a natural “change of life” as they age is a familiar one. However, could it be that men also experience their own “male menopause” as they get older? Well, yes and no. Men do experience a decline in their testosterone levels as they age, typically about 1 to 2 percent

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Is it menopause yet?
Is it menopause yet?

The lifecycle of a women can be an amazing journey filled with many wonderful and not so wonderful milestones. As a woman nears the end of her childbearing years, one such milestone may be seen as both a curse and a blessing. Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s aging process. It is the

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