Category: ENRICHMENT, EDUCATION, HEALTH AND NUTRITION

when an elderly patient refuses care
What to Do When an Elderly Patient Refuses Care

By Tim Murray It can be difficult to watch our loved ones age, particularly when their health begins to fail. And it’s even more difficult when those loved ones refuse medical care, home care services, or basic support. In our latest “Senior Spotlight” column for Wake Living, we delve into this topic and offer some guidance […]

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who will care for us
“Who Will Care for Us?”: Recommended Reading

By Kyle Murray, Web Content Manager, Aware Senior Care The 2017 book “Who Will Care for Us” tackles an issue that will affect all of us, indirectly and directly, at some point in our lives. If we need assistance in old age, will there be reasonably cost-effective and quality solution there for me? Help May […]

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Dealing with Stress: How does it Impact our Health?

Facing stress is inevitable. How we face and deal with stress determines our peace and well-being. In this article, Suzanne Ballantyne, E-RYT & Certified Health & Wellness Coach of Simply Practice, Raleigh NC, and Pooja Chilukuri, MS, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, and Certified Health Coach will outline steps we can take to build resilience against stressful […]

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ADLs and IADLs: 12 things you need to know to provide quality care

Independence is something we attain early in life, some earlier than others. From that point on, we feel empowered, in control of our own destiny. But what happens when we are no longer able to maintain our independence? How can we tell when it’s time to ask for help or, in the case of a […]

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overcome caregiver role strain
How to Overcome Caregiver Role Strain and Stay Positive in Midlife

If you want to live comfortably during your mid-life years (ages 45-60), you need a game plan that puts your ideal life into motion. Most people in this age group often find themselves in the role of family caregiver, a role that can add unexpected stress and strain to your life. I was 50 years […]

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brain food recommended reading
Nutritious Foods that Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia: “Brain Food”

What if you could reduce the risk of having Alzheimer’s or dementia in your later years? What if there were foods that could prevent Alzheimer’s even if you have a history of it in your family? What if a poor diet is the real culprit behind cognitive decline? Dr. Lisa Mosconi, neuroscientist and author of […]

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Improve your sleep habits in these three areas to rest easy

Imagine not cleaning your kitchen for a month while using it on a daily basis. Unless you improve your sleep habits, that’s basically what’s going on in your brain. And 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 […]

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exercise ideas for seniors
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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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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foods that fight dementia
Brain-Boosting Foods That Fight Dementia

  There are things you can do to help prevent the onset of dementia. The foods you eat play a part in the fight against dementia. This list helps you get started. Unfortunately, dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are becoming more common. The number of those afflicted in the United States alone is expected to double […]

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