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  • The Dangers of Seasonal Allergies on Seniors

    The Dangers of Seasonal Allergies on Seniors

    Some drug-free ways to help older adults breathe easy again  While allergies are often considered a condition that presents earlier in life, seniors are not exempt from the onset of annoying allergy symptoms. Age-related changes to the immune system may leave older adults at greater risk for infections and allergic inflammation. To complicate matters further, […]

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  • The Alarming Numbers on Geriatric Suicide

    The Alarming Numbers on Geriatric Suicide

    Effective suicide prevention starts with all of us Older adults make up 12% of the US population, but account for 18% of all suicide deaths. The number rises even higher for those over age 85, with elderly males having the highest risk among all older adults. Seniors have been particularly vulnerable to the psychological health […]

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  • Tax Preparation Can Be Taxing

    Tax Preparation Can Be Taxing

    Tips and Resources for Seniors with Cognitive Diseases Tax returns can be confusing for anyone. Social security, tax credits, tax exemptions, stimulus checks – the very thought of tax preparation is taxing on the brain. Too often tax preparation can become incrementally more difficult to understand and manage as people age. Changing technology, complex rules […]

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  • Identifying and Managing Stress in Seniors

    Identifying and Managing Stress in Seniors

    As we all experienced firsthand in 2020, stress can be debilitating or even aggravate health problems. For seniors, stress and aging often go hand-in-hand. Physical changes, loss of independence and the pressure of providing care for a spouse or sibling are common stress triggers for seniors.   We each experience and process stress in different ways. […]

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  • Discussing Advance Directives with Seniors

    Discussing Advance Directives with Seniors

    Medicare makes Advance Care Planning more common with physicians Seniors, just like the rest of us, don’t want to fret about worst-case scenarios. And who can blame them for wanting to spend their time enjoying life rather than worrying about the difficult decisions that may come in the future? More frequently, however, seniors are discussing […]

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  • Improving Life with Occupational Therapy

    Improving Life with Occupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy, or OT as it’s commonly called, plays a vital role in the aging process for older adults living in their own home or in a senior community. Education, exercise and rehabilitation techniques make daily tasks like getting dressed, eating, bathing and using the restroom easier. Family members whose loved ones are having trouble […]

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  • Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: A silent epidemic

    Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly: A silent epidemic

    Seniors are told that they should limit their alcohol consumption to no more than seven beverages a week—but as many as 5.7 million older adults participate in at-risk drinking behaviors. According to a 2018 survey, one in 10 seniors admit to binge drinking—four or more drinks in a two-hour span. Even seasoned healthcare professionals are […]

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  • TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT SLEEP IN THE ELDERLY

    TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT SLEEP IN THE ELDERLY

    National Sleep Awareness Week Sheds Light on Benefits & Challenges Sleep Awareness Week, March 14-20, highlights new findings and research to help those battling a variety of sleep disorders. As you’ve likely experienced within your community, studies show that older adults are commonly affected by difficulties and interruptions in their nightly sleep. The most frequently […]

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  • MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH

    MARCH IS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH

    Extra steps you can take to help those in your care Currently, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease, and one of the biggest risk factors for developing kidney disease is being age 60 or older. Although there are other risk factors for developing kidney disease, such as having diabetes, high […]

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  • WORLD OBESITY DAY SET FOR MARCH 4

    WORLD OBESITY DAY SET FOR MARCH 4

    Learning the Risks, Helping Those in You Care About Did you know that obesity can affect seniors very differently from the way it affects younger adults? As World Obesity Day approaches, the top medical minds and advocacy groups across the planet will submit new findings, updated statistics and practical solutions for ending the global obesity […]

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