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Honoring Independence

05/29/2021

How do you respect your aging parents’ independence, but keep them safe and engaged as they near the end of their lives? Can you? It is a difficult but a very rewarding task to care well for those you love during this part of their life journey, and sometimes mirrors ...

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Increasing Brain Function Through Movement and Exercise

01/09/2021

Studies have shown that there is improvement in cognitive function for those living with dementia when they are physically active. The benefits of exercise (weights, cardiovascular, stretching, functional) have been long recognized as therapeutic for the physical ...

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A Holistic Approach to Nursing

10/04/2020

Nurses are funny creatures, we truly are. From the moment we meet you or your loved one, we are assessing you. We have been taught to do that, so it comes natural to us. I wanted to talk today about something I am passionate about, that is holistic nursing care.

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The Effects of Music on Those Living with Dementia

09/30/2020

Anyone who has cared for a loved one that suffers with dementia knows the challenges that occur when trying to connect with them in positive ways. The difficulty lies in the lack of stimulating the minds and emotions of those who have dementia. They are frequently ...

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9 Tips on Maneuvering the Healthcare System with Your Aging Parents

09/27/2020

Managing and navigating the healthcare system can be daunting enough for an adult, but for an aging adult, it can be a tremendous task. Couple this with the fact that they often can’t hear well, can’t see well, don’t always have all their faculties, and with the ...

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5 Mobile Apps for Seniors

09/13/2020

Technology is now part of almost every aspect of our lives. From the alarm that wakes us up in the morning, to the television we watch in the evening, we rely on electronic devices to do so much for us.

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What Does Hearing Loss Have To Do With Dementia?

08/05/2020

Studies have shown that at least 2/3 of adults age 70+ have hearing loss in America, yet only about 16% of these individuals utilize hearing aids. At the same time, according to Alzheimers.net, by the year 2025, 7.1 million people will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s ...

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Finding Your Local Farmers’ Market: An Outing with Safety for Seniors in Mind

07/24/2020

My Mom grew up on a farm. So, we always had a garden at home when I was young. I loved watching a local farmer come by with his tractor to “till” the soil and help us get ready for the new growing season. My siblings and I helped our Mom plant, weed, and pick ...

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What is Social Wellness?

07/15/2020

Let's face it, there's a "month" for everything but the kitchen sink, and there may be one for that as well. July has been deemed "Social Wellness Month," but it unfortunately doesn't get much attention. Perhaps it should for those who are most vulnerable to the ...

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10 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

06/03/2020

There has been a stigma placed on mental health issues. Some may feel embarrassed that they have a diagnosis of a mental illness, such as depression, and feel they should just work harder to not feel "down about things." Depression is not a "normal" part of aging, but ...

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