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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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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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6 Tips for Helping Older Adults Overcome Challenges to Eating Healthy

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As people grow older, their tastes change, which typically leads to a decrease in appetite. Other variables linked with the aging process may also make it difficult for seniors to satisfy their nutritional needs, thus increasing their risk of developing nutritional deficiencies and weakness. Fortunately, the following suggestions may help your senior loved one in overcoming the challenges of eating well. Eat Smaller Meals Instead of serving three large meals a day, provide smaller, more frequent meals to ensure your loved one does not become too full and disinterested in eating the subsequent meal. Make sure the smaller meals are…

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5 Cognition-Enhancing Activities for Stroke Recovery

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Strokes can affect sensory, motor, and cognitive impairment in older adults. These problems, if left untreated, may impair one’s ability to think, communicate, move, and perform other daily tasks.

June is World Elder Abuse Month

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In the United States, elder abuse is a hidden and rising issue. Experts estimate that 10% of older adults are victims of elder abuse, yet only a small percentage of cases are ever reported.

Facts About ALS Support & In-Home Care

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ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a neuromuscular disease that starts with muscle weakening and progresses to full paralysis throughout the body. Lou Gehrig’s disease is another name for ALS, which is not to be confused with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). The muscles that control eating, swallowing, and speaking degenerate as a result of this condition. It gradually weakens the muscles that control your arms and legs, as well as the muscles that keep your body upright. Finally, it impairs the muscles that allow you to breathe on your own to the point where mechanical…

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5 Steps To Finding Trust Worthy In-Home Care

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Finding a trustworthy home health aide can be challenging and expensive. However, with the proper assistance, it is well worth every penny invested to guarantee that your loved one receives the best care possible – every day. Many seniors remain in assisted living communities, while others live on their own in their homes. Aging and sickness can cause people to become more reliant on others. If in-home nursing is something you’re interested in, you’ll need to find a provider you can depend on. This will undoubtedly require time and effort. However, it will be well worth it when you have…

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How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care

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Talking with your parent or loved one about needing a home care solution can be a difficult conversation for both of you. For your loved one, it represents a loss of independence and a realization of declining health. For you, it can be difficult because you must now tell your parent or loved one that you need extra help caring for them. Having a conversation about the dangers of unassisted living may be hard, but it is necessary.       Few things are more stressful for a family caregiver than an aging loved one who refuses to accept the help they need….

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4 Safety Tips for Seniors as Maryland Reopens

Communities around the country are beginning to rebound since COVID-19 ‘s initial outbreak, and many people are enjoying the ability to dine at a restaurant, get a haircut or visit with friends and relatives. While many are ready to resume living normally, it is necessary to understand the potential risks of COVID-19 and how to reduce the chance of spreading infection. For those at a higher risk of illness due to age or long-term health problems, it’s important to take action to reduce the risk of getting sick. We have compiled some safety tips for  seniors and caregivers to keep…

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6 Must-Know Tips for Senior Eye Health

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Those who are over the age of 65 have a higher risk of developing eye health issues than any other demographic, making it a critical issue the older you get or when caring for an aging loved one. So, what can be done to help preserve eyesight? Here are five tips to consider: 1. Know the Conditions Glaucoma is the leading cause of untreatable blindness. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, causing irreversible blindness. The condition is characterized by fluid buildup in the eye. The accumulation increases pressure within the eye, and the stress, in turn, damages the optic nerve. The…

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