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what is a stroke
What is a stroke and what are the symptoms?

You may have heard of a stroke called by its medical term, Cerebrovascular Accident or CVA. What is a stroke? Simply put, a stroke is a ‘brain attack’. It occurs when a blood vessel or vessels in the brain are either blocked or burst. When this happens an area of the brain may not get […]

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Improve your sleep habits in these three areas to rest easy in your golden years

Imagine not cleaning your kitchen for a month while using it on a daily basis.  That’s how Jeff Iliff, a neuroscientist at the Oregon Health and Science University, describes what happens to the brain when we chronically lose sleep: Not very appealing, is it? Yet, if you’re suffering from poor sleep on a consistent basis, […]

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exercise ideas for seniors
Get Fit with Flair: 11 Ingenious Exercise Ideas for Seniors

Think you’re too old to start or keep exercising? Think again! You can build strength and stamina while going easy on your joints. Read on to discover 11 exercise ideas that are perfect for seniors of every fitness level. Swimming: Improve Recovery with Low Impact Exercise Swimming is an excellent, low impact way to get […]

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Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits – Urgent and Please Read

By way of one of our valued Circle of Support partners, Jackie Bedard owner of Carolina Family Estate Planning, we wanted to pass on some important information for those veterans or spouses of veterans that could be eligible for VA Aid and Attendance benefit. Summary of new rule change: On September 18, the Veterans Administration […]

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Four Tips to Help You Find Your “Thrive Tribe”: Senior Spotlight

For my family, Aware Senior Care is more than a business for us. We started this company after our own experiences trying to care for our aging parents. We realized that there just weren’t great resources available for us at the time. We knew there had to be a better way. During that time, my […]

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Eight Gift Ideas for Seniors

This year marks the 30th anniversary of National Senior Citizens Day, a date first noted by President Ronald Reagan on August 21, 1988. The day is set aside to honor and recognize the senior citizens in our lives for their wisdom, their achievements, and their special place in our communities. By Tim Murray, Aware Senior Care […]

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Nursing Services: Professional Help at Home

Your loved one wants to remain at home. But, they need help that only skilled registered nurses provide at a hospital. What are your options? Available Nursing Services Wound care IV medications Medication administration Catheter care If someone needs these services, their doctor may order Home Health services. Medical insurance covers home health visits, as […]

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how to live a healthy lifestyle
How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle to Make Disease Disappear

I’m an avid reader, but it’s still rare I come across a book I recommend to everyone I know. This is especially true with books about health and fitness. The advice available on those topics can be contradictory and all over the place: Low Fat? Low Carb? High reps, low weight? Heavy weight, low reps? […]

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why seniors should volunteer
Want to Feel Happy and Healthy? Why Seniors Should Volunteer

For the elderly, who often see the number of family and friends diminish as the years go by, staying connected is actually just as important as physical exercise. Why seniors should volunteer: Photo: Tim’s mother Emily volunteering her time to price books at Dorcas Ministries in Cary, NC. This article was originally published on SeniorCare.com […]

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Finding a Professional Caregiver: What Makes them Exceptional?

At first, you may notice: Not all the household chores are complete. The food in the refrigerator has spoiled or mom hasn’t laundered her clothes in weeks.  But, your mom has made it clear she wants to keep living in her own home. Finding a professional caregiver with the right skills can be challenging and […]

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