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Dementia and Living Spaces- How To Create A Safe Space

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Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent form of dementia, impacting millions of individuals each year. Approximately 5.8 million Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2021 alone. This figure is anticipated to rise in the next decades, as the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years. Although there is no cure, there are plenty of strategies to improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s. This condition causes significant memory loss, mood and behavior problems, and other symptoms. One way to improve quality of life is to make sure that spaces and activities are safe. This…

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6 Easy Ways for Seniors to Stay Active Indoors

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The weather outside may be frightful — but that doesn’t have to make your winter any less delightful! The winter season in Maryland and the Washington, DC area has been unpredictable, with shifting temperatures, snow, and rain. It may be frustrating for seniors and family caregivers to not know what a winter day will bring. Exercising outside in the cold weather might be uncomfortable, and getting to the gym may be difficult due to COVID-19. However, it is easy to be active throughout the winter, and it does not involve enduring frigid temperatures or planning around the setting sun. Best…

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6 Tips for Medication Management for Older Adults

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You may have heard about the importance of medication management if you take care of an aging loved one or if you are getting older yourself. People may develop various chronic diseases as they age, requiring the use of various prescription medications from different prescribers. According to studies, 87% of seniors use at least one prescription medicine, 36% take five or more, and 38% take over-the-counter meds. Drug interactions, adverse effects, and accidentally missing or double dosages are all risks that come with this situation. Medication management is a set of procedures for preventing such events.  Store All Medicines and…

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6 Tips To Help With Holiday Stress

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When it comes to holiday preparation, stress almost always seems to go hand in hand with the celebrations. The extra financial strain of shopping for gifts, as well as the anxiety of seeing challenging family members, (and everything in between), may make this time of year stressful. But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Set yourself up for success with these 6 tips to help you get organized, plan ahead, and remember that the holidays are all about the people you spend them with. Plan Ahead and Make a To-Do List  Last-minute arrangements, changes in travel, and a never-ending…

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4 Ways to Prevent a Stroke and How to Act FAST

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With approximately 800,000 Americans having a stroke each year, it’s no surprise that stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. To put this into perspective, someone in the United States gets a stroke every 40 seconds, and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. You can’t turn back the clock or change your family history, but you can control many other stroke risk factors if you’re aware of them. Power comes from knowledge. If you are aware that a particular risk factor is jeopardizing your health and exposing you to a higher risk of stroke,…

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10 Ways to Honor a Veteran on Veterans Day

By serving in the military and fighting for our freedom, veterans have sworn their allegiance to our nation. Senior veterans, whether it’s a family member, a friend, or a stranger, are in need of help as their health deteriorates and their resources dwindle. No matter where you live or how much time you can dedicate, there are various ways to recognize a soldier who has dedicated his or her life to protecting our values, freedoms, and democracy. This November 11th, on Veterans Day, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to veterans who have served so selflessly and courageously….

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9 Benefits Of Hiring A Caregiver For In-Home Help

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Do you find yourself wondering if hiring a caregiver for in-home care is the best decision for your loved ones?   You may have observed your parents’ age catching up with them as they get older.  Perhaps your mom used to clean the house consistently but now finds it difficult to keep up with everyday tasks and chores. Perhaps your father has a habit of forgetting to turn off lights, turn off the oven, or even pay bills. Although these indicators are worrisome, they may not necessarily mean that your parents should be moved into an assisted living facility. Instead,…

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5 Things Caregivers Should Know About Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

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According to experts, at least one out of every five people will get dementia at some point in their lives. Dementia was once thought to be a natural aspect of becoming older, and little was known about the illnesses that cause dementia in otherwise healthy people. However, they now have a better understanding of the condition, which can be incredibly helpful to family caregivers. The following are five important pieces of dementia information. Dementia Is Not a Disease You’ll have a better grasp of how to care for your senior loved one once you realize that dementia is simply a…

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7 Must-Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place

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Some of the modifications that assist seniors in avoiding falls and other situations that jeopardize their safety are low-cost or easy do-it-yourself tasks. Changing some features of your house to make some everyday activities easier will help seniors keep their independence for a longer period of time. Here are a few of the most typical house modifications for those who want to age in place.