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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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  • Protecting your clients from senior scammers

    Protecting your clients from senior scammers

    March 15th is World Consumer Rights Day As business professionals, we’ve all contacted a customer or client when an error occurs or an adjustment needs to be made. Often it turns out to be a simple error, and the customers are thrilled when you point out the mistake—especially when it saves them money or time. […]

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  • Valentine’s Day: A Season for Sweethearts—and Scams

    Valentine’s Day: A Season for Sweethearts—and Scams

    Our minds naturally turn to thoughts of romance and love as Valentine’s Day approaches, but “love” can be a dirty word to the 25,000 Americans—many of them seniors—who reported romance scams in 2019, a number that will undoubtedly continue to climb in the future. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports seniors were bilked out of […]

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  • National Caregivers Day Set for February 19

    National Caregivers Day Set for February 19

    Recognizing Burnout and Providing Solutions for Patients & Clients An estimated 42 million Americans provided unpaid care to an aging person in 2019– roughly one in six adults in our country, according to the AARP. That means all of us come into contact with family caregivers regularly, even if we don’t realize it. Many households […]

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  • HIV ON THE RISE IN SENIORS

    HIV ON THE RISE IN SENIORS

    Assessing the risk, educating patients and clients Most people would be surprised to know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of Americans living with HIV in 2016 were aged 50 and older. HIV is newly diagnosed in thousands of older adults every year.  Although HIV risk factors are the […]

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  • Winter Weather Warnings

    Winter Weather Warnings

    In multi-generational households, arguments over the thermostat are common. Some people seem to always run warm, while others need an extra blanket. For many of us, the temperature can be the source of lighthearted banter as people argue about who’s hot and who’s cold in a home or office. However for seniors, the cold can […]

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  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Early Testing & Diagnosis Help Seniors Retain Their Eyesight More than 2.2 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma, and experts estimate that half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even know they’re afflicted. The Glaucoma Research Foundation reports that glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. While glaucoma can impact […]

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  • Healthy Weight Week Set for Jan. 24-30

    Healthy Weight Week Set for Jan. 24-30

    Seniors Should Assess Weight Risks & Plan Changes for Year Ahead While across the U.S. millions of young Americans will begin diet and exercise programs as the New Year rolls in, assessing weight risk in seniors is just as important. By meeting with your physician, older adults can chart a course for a healthier lifestyle […]

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