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Seniors And Technology Use

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Seniors have generally been late to adopt new technology and information systems compared to younger people. However, as technology use continues to evolve and deepen, seniors digital life seems to be increasing.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Creating A Safe Environment For A Senior With Alzheimer's

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 28, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

As we age, our bodies can weaken and we can experience degenerative physical and mental disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slow disrupts and destroys cognitive ability and memory and thinking skills.

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Topics: Alzheimers

Senior Scams May Signal Cognitive Impairment

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Recent studies have shown that older adults who are less likely to detect scams may be at an increased risk of developing dementia and other issues associated with cognitive impairment.

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Topics: Senior Mental Health

How Exercise Can Help With Alzheimer's

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

The benefits that exercise can have on the brain and body are well researched and recognized. Exercise is something that can help virtually everyone, however, there is some growing evidence that shows that physical exercise may be able to help with the maintenance of brain size and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease risks like obesity, hypertension, stroke, and more.

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Topics: Alzheimers

What is Respite Care?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Respite care is something that is used to help ease the load on caregivers. Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers, it is something that can be arranged for just a single day or for a long period of time. This type of care can be provided at home, a healthcare facility, or an adult care center. Respite care gives caregivers the time to take a break, run errands, or go out of town for a few days.

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Topics: Caregiving

How To Keep The Immune System Strong As We Age

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 20, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

The immune system is used to help protect your body from foreign or harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood from other people. The immune system makes cells and antibodies that destroy these harmful intruders.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

Social Seniors And Healthy Living

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 19, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

As we get older, the relationships social seniors have can begin to wilt and some people that were once close to us may have faded into obscurity. This may seem obvious as in later life, people were likely to be widowed, have friends who have died, and to live alone. While family members might still be close, and even visit every once in a while, it is still important for seniors to maintain some type of social relationships with friends as well.

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Topics: Senior Activities

Staying Hydrated As We Age

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Inadequate hydration and not getting enough water is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in the senior population hence why staying hydrated is so important. There are even a number of hydration-related medication conditions in the geriatric population that are associated with either over-hydration or dehydration.

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Topics: Healthy Aging

What Is Korsakoff Syndrome?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Dementia is a problem that millions of Americans suffer from; one form of dementia called Korsakoff syndrome is caused by excessive alcohol use and lead to symptoms dealing with memory loss.

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Topics: dementia care

What To Do When Aging Parents Won't Listen

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Aging can cause lapses and in judgment and this can prove to be not only problematic but sometimes unsafe for your aging parents. For example, your loved one or aging parent and may think that their driving skills are still up to par when, in reality, their eyesight may make it dangerous for them to be on the road. Furthermore, things like diet, housing, and medication can all lead to dangerous problems.

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Topics: Senior Tips

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