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  • Active Lifestyles and Aging: Planning For the Unknown

    Active Lifestyles and Aging: Planning For the Unknown

    Eating a well-balanced diet and staying physically active are the keys to a healthy lifestyle it’s easy to take your health for granted when you’re young and don’t have many ailments, for adults over 65 eating well and staying active is extremely important and can have a remarkable impact on quality of life and life expectancy.

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  • 5 Ways to Prevent Colds & the Flu in Older Adults

    5 Ways to Prevent Colds & the Flu in Older Adults

    The wintertime is a potentially dangerous time for the elderly because viruses and influenza circulate easily. Sadly, seniors and their caregivers are two groups of people that are most at risk of falling ill; they spend so much time together that they pass germs back and forth. Plus, caregivers tend to have a lower immune system due to stress and a lack of sleep.

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  • Self Defense for Seniors

    Self Defense for Seniors

    Older adults are often perceived as easy targets for criminals. They move more slowly and can appear weak and less nimble – all of which is a sign to criminals that they can be overpowered. In fact, a U.S. Department of Justice report noted that between 2003 and 2013, 93 percent of all crimes against people over age 65 were property crimes such as burglary and theft. Fortunately, there are things that older adults ca

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  • Prescriptions for Dementia

    Prescriptions for Dementia

    While dementia, like Alzheimer’s Disease, does not have a cure, certain medications can slow the disease process down or help to combat health side effects that often accompany the disease. Research is also proving promising when it comes to early diagnosis, which can allow prescription medications to begin their work more quickly. If you have a loved one who has been recently diagnosed with dementia, or if your love

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  • Helping Seniors Get Organized

    Helping Seniors Get Organized

    Nearly every year, the top New Year’s Resolutions are things like eating healthier, exercising more, and losing weight. Getting organized is barely mentioned, but haven’t we all heard people exclaim, “I need to get organized!” or have talked to older adults who need to declutter or downsize their homes, but don’t know where to start.

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  • Estate Planning Basics for Senior Citizens

    Estate Planning Basics for Senior Citizens

    Senior citizens may not always realize the role of estate planning in the life of their family. They usually assume that their children will inherit everything they have. But there is more to know.
    In case they pass away, they want to fulfill their final wishes. An estate plan will give them that peace of mind that their loved ones will inherit their assets the way they wanted.
    Without an estate plan, the inheritan

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  • New Year’s Motivation for Seniors

    New Year’s Motivation for Seniors

    It’s that time of year when we all look forward to making positive changes in our lives and setting goals for ourselves in 2020. For seniors and those working in the senior industry, last year brought some encouraging news in the area of dementia and Alzheimer’s prevention that could serve as motivation for you and your family.

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  • The Government says thank you to those who have served in our military.

    The Government says thank you to those who have served in our military.

    The time came when my parents could no longer live independently and needed to move into an assisted living community.  Even though many of my relatives had served in the military I was not aware of a benefit that would help pay for long term care for Veterans, their sick and surviving spouses.

    I became an accredited attorney with the Veteran’s Administration so I could obtain this benefit for my parents. In the p

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