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  • How to Recognize & Manage Caregiver Burnout

    Caring for another person can be a stressful experience. Thousands of families rely on family caretakers to provide care for chronically ill, disabled, and elderly family members. On average, these family caretakers spend about 20 hours every week caring for their loved one, and often work outside the home as well. It’s not surprising that many caregivers suffer from burnout. Learning about ...
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  • 10 Healthy Tips for Seniors

    Healthy habits are important at any age, but they can be especially critical for the wellbeing of seniors. As your loved one grows older, you may find you need to take on more and more responsibility, especially when it comes to your loved one’s medical care. Building good health habits together can help both seniors and caregivers manage health challenges with ease and allow for seniors to enjoy ...
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  • What is Neurological Rehabilitation?

    There are many neurological conditions that need advanced care. Treating neurological disorders goes beyond simply addressing the issue, however. Patients also need physical, emotional, and psychological support throughout their treatment. Neurological rehabilitation programs are specially designed to support patients in every aspect as they work towards better neurological functioning. What Does ...
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  • 7 Steps to Encourage Resilience in Seniors

    Resilience is a trait we often learn when young, but tend to grow out of as we age. This skill is what helps us overcome obstacles and try again. As our obstacles become bigger and more difficult to handle, we may rely on resilience less, but that doesn’t mean that resilience can’t help. The aging process is full of challenges and difficulties, and it isn’t uncommon for individuals, especially ...
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  • Why You Should Have Long-Term Care Insurance

    As we age, it’s only natural to need a little extra help. When a family finds that their loved one needs care, it can be difficult to make a decision about their future care. It is stressful and challenging for the family to care for a loved one, but the cost of long-term care may also seem prohibitive. For this reason, it’s best to have a plan in place and discuss options with your loved one and ...
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  • Food & Dementia: How to Encourage Healthy Eating Habits

    Proper nutrition is important for everyone, no matter their stage of life. For those living with dementia, however, it can be a challenge to get the right nutrition for a number of reasons. Healthy eating habits and balanced diets are important to help maintain physical health, and can often help address behavioral symptoms. As the disease progresses though, it can be a challenge to battle ...
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  • 6 Tips for Caregivers to Prevent Falls

    Maintaining independence is often a goal of many people as they age, but this independence isn’t always safe. Falls are one of the biggest threats faced by older people. Caregivers often worry about their loved one falling when they aren’t there to help, which can be understandably worrisome. Here are 6 tips for caregivers to help them reduce the chances of their loved one falling. Common Causes ...
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  • Rehabilitation Therapy After a Stroke: What to Expect

    The time following a stroke can be a confusing, scary time. Your loved one is safe, but they will have a long way to go before they return to normal. Rehabilitation therapy is the next step, but what does that entail? Here’s what you can expect to happen during your loved one’s recovery. Improving Mobility Starts with the Brain The side effects of strokes varies widely, but many patients need to ...
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  • How Occupational Therapy Helps in Stroke Rehabilitation

    After a stroke, your loved one has a long journey to rehabilitation ahead of them. Along the way, they will be supported by a number of rehabilitation professionals, who are there to assist your loved one in regaining their functioning and independence again. Among these professional are occupational therapists, who help your loved one relearn to handle daily tasks. Here are some of the ways an ...
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  • Brain-Healthy Foods That Can Reduce Your Alzheimer's Risk

    Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive disease that affects one’s memory and cognitive abilities, for which there is no cure. For those with family members who suffer from Alzheimer’s, it is often a scary and emotional experience to have to watch your loved one gradually forget all that he or she once held dear. Although there is no cure for this disease, it is ...
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  • 10 Important Nutrition Tips for Seniors

    Most people struggle with maintaining a healthy diet comprised of all the necessary nutrients their bodies need, but seniors in particular can feel challenged. As our bodies age, our metabolisms start to slow down – with a major decrease in efficiency around the age of 40 and again at 60 – and our nutritional needs increase or start to vary. This combination of occurrences causes a double-whammy ...
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  • The Importance of Physical Therapy for Seniors

    For seniors who want to retain their independence, managing a long-term illness, or simply want to improve their mobility and overall health, physical therapy can be incredibly beneficial toward achieving these goals. In addition to improving mobility and functionality, physical therapy can reduce pain and promote better strength and balance. Many seniors require physical therapy due to injuries ...
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  • Can Poor Sleep Lead to Alzheimer's Risk?

    Many scientists have, in recent years, uncovered a possible link between sleep and senior memory impairment. The neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley published their findings in Nature Neuroscience , revealing that age-related deterioration of the prefrontal cortex region of the brain was connected to one’s failure to achieve the kind of deep sleep that helps the brain ...
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  • What Are the Qualities of an Exceptional Caregiver?

    If you are considering hiring a caregiver, you will want to properly screen possible candidates to ensure you and your loved one are comfortable and satisfied with the services they offer. This is not a minor decision, so try not to worry about asking too many questions. There is no such thing! Matching caregivers with clients is a process exceptional facilities have perfected, but you should ...
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  • 5 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

    As people age, new health concerns emerge, presenting different challenges. Being aware of the potential changes you may begin to face as a senior can help you take an active role in your health, and allow you to take the right steps to minimize your risk for disease as you age. Given that the life expectancy for those living in the United States today is longer than ever before, you will want to ...
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