7 Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Summer is the perfect time of year for outdoor fun. We enjoy beach days, backyard barbeques, open air shopping malls and holiday parades in the warm sunshine. Despite the carefree nature of summer, it’s important for seniors to take precautions against the sun and heat. Keep the following 7 tips in mind for a safe…

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Causes and Symptoms of Dementia

Many people know the names of common diseases but may lack specific knowledge about their causes and symptoms. Cognitive conditions like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can come on suddenly, before we have the chance to become informed about them. Being knowledgeable can help us be more level-headed when dealing with these issues. Families…

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How to Avoid Isolation During the Holidays

According to a study published in The Journal of Primary Prevention, senior isolation can lead to poor health outcomes like increased injury risk and dementia. Many people experience loneliness, especially around the holidays. It’s important to visit our loved ones living alone or in a skilled nursing facility to prevent social isolation. What steps can…

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November is National COPD Awareness Month

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death in people over age 65. This inflammatory lung disease causes obstructed airflow, which can lead to difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing. Although the condition is treatable, it can lead to more serious health conditions like heart disease and lung cancer. November is…

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