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5 Benefits Seniors Can Gain from Doing Yoga

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A regular exercise plan can help you keep your independence and improve your quality of life. Many older folks, however, struggle to find a safe, low-impact activity that is appropriate for their fitness levels. However, yoga for seniors provides a practical solution. Yoga is something that anyone, regardless of age, size, or skill, may enjoy. Yes, some people are extremely flexible and make it seem impossible! But that is only a goal, not a requirement. There is no reason why seniors should not enjoy yoga, and there are numerous reasons why they should. There are numerous advantages to practicing yoga…

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The Benefits of In-Home Care Services

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While some seniors are content to move to a nursing home or care facility when they can no longer care for themselves, others want to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. In-home care services allow seniors to preserve their freedom while receiving daily support from qualified caregivers. In-home care has quickly become one of the most popular solutions for older persons seeking expert care without leaving their homes. Here are a few advantages of in-home care services to consider before making your decision. One-on-One Attention One of the most significant advantages of choosing in-home care services…

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6 Ways to Reduce your Risk for Dementia

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The number of people living with dementia is rising as the population ages. Memory loss, confusion, and the inability to do daily tasks are just a few of the symptoms that go under the general term “dementia.” The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, involves a steady deterioration in brain health. Age is the biggest risk factor for dementia. Nearly one-third of those over 85 have dementia. Genetic factors also contribute to the development of the illness, although they are more significant in uncommon forms of dementia like early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Although research has shown that lifestyle modifications can…

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Home-Modification Bill Could Help Adults Age in Place

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A bill introduced in Congress in May would assist seniors in paying for home modifications that would make their houses more accessible and livable as they age. The Home Modification for Accessibility Act, sponsored by Reps. Charlie Crist and Thomas Suozzi is now in the House Ways and Means Committee. If approved, it would allow seniors who want to make aging-in-place upgrades in their homes to deduct the expenses of such upgrades from their income taxes or pay for the improvements out of their retirement funds without penalty. Rep. Crist said in a statement that many homes don’t have these…

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Celebrate Social Wellness Month- 7 Tips for Social Wellness

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Living through a global pandemic for a couple of years taught us to never take the little but incredibly important things in life for granted: shared laughter, hugging our loved ones, and a lunch date at our favorite restaurant. We saw just how important socializing is, and how lonely and empty we can feel when it is taken away. July is Social Wellness Month, and with immunizations reducing our need to isolate ourselves, it’s the ideal time to ensure that seniors have appropriate interaction experiences. Social Wellness Month Social wellness has been shown to improve the quality of life for…

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Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month

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In June, National Great Outdoors Month encourages people to explore our country’s vast wildlife refuges, parks, and natural beauty.  Whether we hike or bike the trails, kayak or canoe the various rivers and canyons, or pitch a tent in the forest or on a hillside, there is something for everyone. Pursue the beauty and grandeur of the outdoors’ huge sky and wide landscapes. Going outside in the fresh summer air is a wonderful opportunity for seniors and caregivers to spend time together enjoying amazing outdoor activities. Going outside offers light exercise and socialization, both of which are key components of…

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7 Ways to Boost and Improve Mental Health in Seniors

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Now, more than ever, mental health issues are being addressed. However, few people discuss how it impacts the elderly in significant numbers. A lot of life changes occur as people age. Some of these changes are exciting and meaningful, while others are more challenging. Seniors may experience emotional or social challenges they have never faced before, such as loneliness, physical issues, or the death of a spouse. It is important to safeguard your mental health as you age, as seniors are more vulnerable to developing mental health disorders. According to the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20% of adults aged…

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8 Summer Activities Seniors and Caregivers Can Enjoy Together

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Spring and summer are fantastic times of year because the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining! What better time to enjoy the great outdoors and make the most of the great weather? Even if their mental or physical capabilities vary, older folks can still enjoy a variety of summer activities and options. Here are a few fun summer activities that are suitable for seniors to engage in.  Get Outside and Enjoy Nature  With the snow gone and the chilly wind gone, summer is the ideal time to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us. Older adults, whether mobile…

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Understanding Caregiving Burnout and How to Prevent It

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Caring for a loved one may be difficult, and that stress can negatively affect a caregiver’s overall health and well-being. Yet, some caregivers are hesitant to discuss their stress for fear of making their loved one feel guilty or making it look like they aren’t strong enough or well-organized enough to handle their obligations and responsibilities.  According to a 2020 research by the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly one in every five Americans is a family caregiver.  The care recipient usually requires special attention such as a child or partner with a disability, an older parent, or a loved one…

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Benefits Of A Positive Attitude On Aging-Tips for Seniors in Maryland

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Have you ever noticed how positive people exude a warm and inviting presence? They tend to radiate and emanate a healthy aura. That healthy demeanor is both external and internal. There is the manta saying “happy mind happy life”. What a person thinks in their head has a direct impact on their body and their life. It may be tough to maintain a positive attitude in life these days. We are still dealing with the aftermath of the Covid pandemic, and many people are still dealing with the social and economical consequences. However, it is essential to know that having…

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