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Tips for Older Adults in Selecting Healthy Foods

Tips for Older Adults in Selecting Healthy Foods

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As we get older, it is particularly important to select foods that supply the correct balance of nutrition to the body. A healthy diet can help fight or avoid infection and disease and keep you active. Here are some things….

Using Sensory Stimulation Helps People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Using Sensory Stimulation Helps People with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Using everyday objects to stimulate senses can trigger emotions and memories in seniors who have lost their ability to connect with the world around them.  Look around your home — most objects supply us with sensory input. Those family photos….

Ten Tips for Managing Medications

Ten Tips for Managing Medications

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If you take medication, especially more than one, it is easy to miss a dose or to mix up which one to take when. If you are caring for someone else, it is particularly important their medications be managed properly…..

Recognizing Depression in Seniors

Recognizing Depression in Seniors

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It is common for some people in their senior years to suffer from clinical depression, but that doesn’t make it normal. More than six million Americans 65 years of age and older are affected by depression, but perhaps as few….

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

Tips for More Satisfying Long-Distance Caregiving

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Caregiving for an older adult from a long distance doesn’t necessarily mean from across the country. If you live an hour or more away from a loved one who needs care, you may be feeling frustrated or guilty about not….

Managing Difficult Dementia Behaviors

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….

Longevity Prevails at Whitney Place at Northbridge

Longevity Prevails at Whitney Place at Northbridge

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From recreation assistant to Director of Wellness Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Northbridge’s Wellness Director Heather Hough is soon celebrating her 20th anniversary with SALMON Health and Retirement, but she is far from the only longtime employee working at….

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

How Dementia Affects Men vs Women

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. Some key warning signs that point to an Alzheimer’s….

Beaumont at Westborough: The History of SALMON’s Tapestry Program

Beaumont at Westborough: The History of SALMON’s Tapestry Program

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Memory care program helping residents for 25 years SALMON Health and Retirement’s Tapestry Program is grounded in the philosophy that each person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is unique, rich in life experiences, and entitled to friendships, feelings of….

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