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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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Diabetes: Don’t Let It Steal the Joy of Food!

12/20/2020

Most humans would agree that they enjoy food. Social events or intimate gatherings usually include food in some form or fashion… tailgate parties… business meetings… dates… bridal showers… the list goes on and on. Yet, when one receives the unwelcomed news that they ...

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The Top 5 Things to Know About Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

10/21/2020

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Things To Consider as a Family Caregiver

10/18/2020

Becoming a nurse, and more importantly, a caregiver, isn’t something I just fell into. I wanted to take care of people. There is a special kind of heart one must have to be a caregiver. I’ve spent 32 years as a nurse. During this time, I have taken care of a numerous ...

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Animal Assisted Therapy for Seniors: Animals are Healers

09/23/2020

Imagine you're in the hospital. The doctor mentions the hospital's animal assisted therapy program and asks if you're interested. You say yes, and your doctor arranges for someone to tell you more about the program. Soon after that, a therapy dog and it's handler ...

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A Heart-Healthy Diet for Seniors: They Want Me to Eat What?

09/06/2020

How many of you have been to the doctor or discharged from the hospital with the recommendation to follow a heart healthy diet? You are not alone! Heart disease affects millions of people in the United States alone, and is the leading cause of death in seniors.

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Creating Independence in Older Adults

08/23/2020

Care Managers are funny creatures, we truly are. We have been taught to start assessing a situation from the moment we meet you or your loved one, so that’s what we do! Care Management is a calling that when responded to for the right reasons, becomes a gift. Some ...

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Are You Having Trouble Sleeping As You Age?

08/14/2020

One of the most common sleep disturbances in the population of older adults is insomnia. According to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, as many as 50% of older adults complain about difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Prevalence of insomnia is higher in ...

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Healthy Eating For One

08/02/2020

Eating healthy can be hard to do, especially when eating alone! The senior population may encounter this barrier more often than others due to their increasing age and life changes. Some seniors may lean towards a frozen, pre-prepared meal because it is quick and easy. ...

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Skin Conditions in the Elderly

06/13/2020

Your skin changes with age. It becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did. Your veins and bones can be seen more easily. Scratches, cuts, or bumps can take longer to heal. Years of sun tanning or being out in the sunlight for ...

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