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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….

Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Go Hand-in-Hand

Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Go Hand-in-Hand

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Falls are the number one cause of injuries in older adults. Even a simple fall can result in a broken wrist or arm, a hip fracture or serious head and brain injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and….

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…..

What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

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While similar in many ways, palliative and hospice care are different. Palliative care treats symptoms and the side effects of disease and treatment. It can also address emotional, social, practical, and spiritual problems that result from illness. In short, palliative….

Private Care Can Support Independent Home Living

Private Care Can Support Independent Home Living

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While the care needs of people change as they age, staying at home and living independently is often the desired goal of seniors. When elders choose to remain in their own homes, the support they need may be focused more….

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….

Home Care for Seniors from the VNA

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….

Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

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….

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….

VNA and Private Care: Choosing the Home Care that’s Right

VNA and Private Care: Choosing the Home Care that’s Right

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Seeking home care can be an overwhelming experience for those who are unaware of the types of care available or their eligibility for that care. Many people who may qualify for home care for themselves or someone they know may….

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