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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.

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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Keep Your Kidneys Healthy with These 4 Tips

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In the United States, 33 percent of adults are at risk for kidney disease. Kidney disease is a serious public health concern. Kidney disease is often undetected until it is very advanced. Unfortunately, this is the point at which someone will need dialysis or a transplant.  According to the National Kidney Foundation, only 10% of people with chronic kidney disease are diagnosed. It can cause serious health problems if left unchecked. March is National Kidney Month, so now is a good time to learn more about kidney disease and how to keep your kidneys in good health.  What is the…

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Best Gift Ideas for Seniors

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This year, Covid-19 will influence how we spend the holidays, and for many of us, that means no typical family celebrations. Unfortunately, the gift of time is always the most cherished gift for an aging loved one, and it could be months before you can comfortably be back in the same room as them. So if you can’t physically spend time with them, adding a special touch to their gift is a way to let them know how much you care for them. Here are five perfect gift ideas to show how much you care for them. Family Photo Calendar…

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Keeping Loved Ones Connected- Technology Edition

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  Have you heard of the “digital divide?” It’s a gap that many older adults are suffering through these days.  For over seven months we have been social distancing, and now the safest ways to connect with our loved ones are video chat, email, and social media. Who is providing technical support for these new consumers of communications technology? In most cases, it is family members, children, and grandchildren that are helping out. Here are a few tips that will help them excel. Connect with People Online Facebook Seniors aged 65 and over are the fastest-growing demographic on Facebook, Pew Research…

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Activities for Seniors During Social Isolation

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Over the last few months, we’ve been completely overwhelmed by the news of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us feel that there is no escape from the news reports, constantly updated numbers, and recommended precautions. One of the hardest to swallow pills? Social distance — or what we’ve come to find is social isolation, actually.  As humans, we are innately social creatures that thrive on interactions with others. So it doesn’t come as a surprise that social isolation can affect our physical and mental well-being, especially for the elderly who are particularly vulnerable. Knowing this, we encourage you to physically…

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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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5 Winter Activities for Seniors

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Want to sleep better or lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer? Looking to improve your social wellness, reduce your blood pressure and have more energy? Staying physically and/or mentally active as you age becomes vitally important. However, that’s not always easy, especially in the wintertime. Here are five activities seniors can enjoy when the weather turns chilly:  1. Cook Cooking is a great way to take care of your own mental health, experts say. If you’re cooking for yourself, consider preparing something you’ve never had before. If you’re cooking for others,…

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Survive with Your Sanity – Simple Gifts to Streamline Your Holidays

Gift-giving is one of the most exciting and joyous parts of the holiday season. Regardless of what type of festivities you and your loved ones enjoy, the giving of gifts is likely to be part of it.  However, for many seniors, this is one of the most stressful parts of the holidays. With a limited income and many other expenses, giving gifts to loved ones can make the holidays in your golden years feel more like something to survive than a time to thrive.  Here are a few tips to turn the tide on that feeling:  Store-Bought is Fine Famous…

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