Health, Happiness and Senior Living

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Home Care for Seniors from the VNA

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The Visiting Nurses Association has been a boon to seniors who wish to remain living in their own home as long as possible while addressing the healthcare issues which impact their physical or cognitive abilities. Most people would rather receive….

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Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors

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Difficult dementia behaviors can run the gamut from angry outbursts to more physical manifestations of conduct and dealing with them may be one of the most stressful duties of being a caregiver. Any anger or frustration you may feel as….

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Senior Health: Flu Prevention

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Older adults and people with health problems or weakened immune systems can be especially vulnerable to contracting and experiencing complications from the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting the flu shot every year is….

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What to do When Caring for an Older Adult Becomes Too Difficult

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Caregiving for an older adult, especially a parent, is hard. It is perhaps one of the most emotionally challenging experiences many face. If you happen to be a member of the “sandwich” generation, which is simultaneously caring for children and….

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Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

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Studies have shown that music can increase brain connectivity in patients with dementia.  But what does this mean? According to the Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease, research demonstrates how “…personalized music playlists can activate regions of the brain typically….

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What to Expect After a Dementia Diagnosis

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Dementia is a broad category of diseases that causes loss of memory and deterioration in other mental functions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases. No one test can determine….

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Brain-Boosting Benefits of Early Childhood Education

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By the end of first grade, the average student can read simple books and has mastered about 150 sight words. Some of these children start kindergarten knowing little more than the alphabet, and yet successfully make the transition to becoming emerging readers….

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7 Benefits of Caregiver Support Groups

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Caregiver burnout is a common problem among those tasked with caring for an aging parent or loved one. In most cases, adult children and caregivers must balance the demands of their own lives, careers, and families against the needs of….

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The Value of Volunteering in Your Golden Years

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Volunteering for your favorite causes or organizations can be a rewarding experience at any age. But for someone looking to donate their time after retirement, volunteering can offer a number of additional benefits that enhance physical, emotional, and mental health…..

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