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How Seniors Can Benefit From Pets

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Studies have long shown the benefits that a furry friend can have on an individual, but new reports are  showing that seniors can benefit from pets in advanced age as well.

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Topics: Senior Tips

How To Care For Your Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM
  

Today, more than 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a figure which experts predict will rise to nearly 14 million by the year 2050. Alzheimer’s is not a disease which merely affects the individual. However, family members and friends alike must learn to cope with the changes the disease brings to their loved one.

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Topics: Alzheimers

Ways To Help Elders Transition To Senior Living

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Moving into a new environment where you do not know a single person can be intimidating regardless of age. For seniors transitioning into senior living or assisted living facilities, this holds no less true. This move represents a loss of independence and a great emotional turmoil for the senior who has to undergo it.

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Topics: Senior Living

Dealing With Senior Flatulence

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Senior flatulence can be more of an issue than people realize. For caregivers, senior flatulence can actually be an occupational hazard. While one can always ignore the smell or pretend you didn’t hear the noise, there is always the possibility that flatulence can indicate a more serious bowel movement or digestive problem.

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Topics: Senior Health

Comparing End-Of-Life Care Options

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Facing end-of-life care options, whether they be for yourself or a loved one, can be a difficult process. After all, there are many factors that go into the picture, such as location, price, amenities, medical needs, socialization, activities and litany of other choices. Oftentimes, it falls to the caregiver to figure out exactly how someone’s end-of-life care will proceed, and usually the process is not so black and white.

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Topics: Caregiving

The Difficulties Of Being A Caregiver

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Taking care of an aging senior, parent, or spouse can be a powerful and rewarding experience. However, it can also present serious challenges to overcome. Even though we plan as much as possible and have conversations with seniors beforehand, there are always unforeseen circumstances that can force us to make difficult decisions regarding our senior’s wellbeing.

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Topics: Caregiving

Evaluating Senior Living Facilities

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

It’s an unfortunate truth that age brings all kinds of ailments. Some of these ailments can be so challenging that it can make simply living in a childhood home difficult. When a person faces these challenges, it can make the lives of the person and those around them to become strained.

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Topics: Senior Living

How To Choose A Memory Care Facility

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Most assisted living facilities will work to help make residents with mild memory issues, or individuals requiring memory care feel at home. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, roughly 50% of all senior living residents have Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia's. Most assisted living residents with memory issues do not actually have a formal diagnosis, so it can be difficult to ascertain what kind of memory care needs are required.

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Topics: Memory Care

What Is Atherosclerosis?

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Mar 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Atherosclerosis is a chronic condition that can occur in individuals over 60. Atherosclerosis occurs through the hardening and narrowing of the arteries, which slowly blocks arteries and puts blood flow at risk. As is the case for putting blood flow at risk, this condition has been linked to the cause of heart attacks, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease.

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Topics: Senior Health

5 Tell Tale Signs Of Alcoholism In Your Senior

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

It is a sad truth that millions of people will become addicted to alcohol over the course of their lifetime. Many of these individuals may be seniors who have suffered from years of the disease or who have only recently begun drinking heavily.

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Topics: Senior Health

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