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The Effects of Alzheimer’s on Eyesight and Hallucinations

As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can have a number of negative effects on a person’s day-to-day life. Some effects can include challenges with eyesight as well as hallucinations. These complications can lead to many safety concerns, and it’s important that caregivers of people with dementia are able to navigate eyesight and hallucination issues in the safest, […]

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Simple Exercises to Help Prevent Senior Falls

As adults age, there are many physical changes that happen to the body. For example, we start to lose strength and balance, and our reflexes slow down. These effects of aging can make it easier for seniors to trip or slip and make it more difficult for them to regain balance after they start to […]

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Ways to Manage Sundowning in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s, you may have noticed changes in their personality in the late afternoon or early evening. These changes could be because of sundowning. According to AARP, roughly 20% of people with Alzheimer’s experience sundowning, which is also referred to as sundown syndrome and sundowners. The changes in seniors experiencing […]

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Learn These Tips to Help Seniors Living with COPD

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard for seniors living with COPD to breathe. It often causes the following symptoms: A cough that produces large amounts of mucus Shortness of breath Wheezing Chest tightness And more Although COPD has […]

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Reasons for Incontinence in Seniors and Ways to Better Manage It

One of the most common health concerns that affects seniors is also one of the least openly discussed: incontinence. Incontinence in seniors is more common in women than in men, but it affects many older adults.  There are a variety of reasons incontinence may occur. In the short term, irritation or infection, constipation, and urinary […]

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The New Seasonal Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu season is almost here, and that means it’s time to start making vaccination plans. Complications from the flu are dangerous for everyone, but they can have particularly damaging effects for older adults. Seniors are at the highest risk for flu-related deaths, and tend to have a poor immune response against the disease. The CDC […]

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Quick Tips to Help Family Caregivers Recharge

Family caregivers are often given well-meant advice to take care of themselves, but that’s easier said than done when an individual is balancing caring for an aging family member, holding down a full-time job, and raising children. Caregivers often end up exhausted or burned out because they simply cannot find the time to practice self-care. […]

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Heart-Healthy Tips for Seniors: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

You may know that cardiovascular disease is on the rise in the United States, but did you know it’s the number one cause of death of individuals of either gender? These statistics are sobering, but the good news is, there are a number of heart-healthy tips for seniors that can help your loved ones mitigate […]

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How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams

While everyone is a potential victim of financial fraud, seniors are especially at risk. Scammers target seniors because they believe seniors have more money at their disposal than younger people and tend to be trusting and polite. Seniors lose around $3 billion a year to financial scams, but becoming the victim of fraud is preventable […]

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Hydration for Older Adults: Simple Tips and Why It’s So Important

Good nutrition is an essential factor in lifelong health, and hydration is one of its most overlooked components. Water helps us maintain body temperature, pump blood through the body, absorb vitamins and minerals, prevent urinary tract infections, and remove waste and toxic substances from the body. But did you know that seniors are at a […]

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