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The New Cancer Treatment Advancement That’s Eliminating Tumors

As fall approaches, so does cold and flu season, and our immune systems are sure to be put to the test. Fortunately, our natural immunity is incredible in its capability to detect and destroy invading infections. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a cancer treatment that could do the same? Well, the researchers at […]

Health Concerns That Can Cause Negative Mood Changes in a Senior

Everyone goes through good days and bad days, and everyone is entitled to negative thinking or irritability every now and then. If you are caring for an older adult who appears to have fallen into a routine of continual negativity and complaining, there could be a reason for it. It’s worthwhile to explore whether or […]

Simple, Effective Strategies You Can Try Today to Improve Memory

Do you recall learning the order of colors of the rainbow as a child? A lot of us were introduced to Roy G. Biv to master this feat – one of many mnemonics we learn that, interestingly, often stay with us for a lifetime. As we age, it’s expected to experience some level of memory […]

Being a Partner, Not a Parent, Throughout Spousal Caregiving

Anyone in a happy, long-term relationship understands that it requires dedication, compromise, and sacrifice. The happiest relationships are the ones where both parties selflessly care for one another. This can change drastically, however, if the person you love encounters a serious health concern. And this shift can have an adverse impact on the dynamics of […]

Downsizing for Seniors with Dementia

You’ve come to the realization that the family home is just way too much for your mother and father to take care of. A smaller home became available just around the corner from you that’s ideal: a lovely flower garden in the backyard, a bright, cheerful kitchen, and no stairs to navigate. Now it’s time […]

Potassium May Lower Stroke Risk for Women

The banana you eat in the car on the way to work could be helping to reduce your risk of suffering a stroke! In a recent study of nearly 100,000 women ranging in age from 50 – 79, it was discovered that consuming a higher level of potassium resulted in a lower stroke risk for […]

Try These Creative Ways to Get More Fruits and Veggies Into a Senior’s Diet

It’s no surprise that many seniors, just like anyone else, prefer carbs to carrots, making it challenging to guarantee that their nutritional needs are being met. The CDC shares that just one in ten seniors are meeting the recommendation of at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit every day. Many researchers […]

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How Technology Is Making It Easier for Seniors to Age in Place

“You are always free to choose what you do with your life. To make changes in your future, make new choices today.” – Brian Tracy It’s not always easy to choose where to live as you age. The majority of seniors would like to age in place in the comforts of home for a lifetime; […]

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Broken Heart Syndrome and How to Help Those Who are Grieving

In his documentary about grief, George Shelley uses the analogy of glitter. If you toss glitter into the air, it’ll land in all of the cracks and crevices of the room, and it’ll be nearly impossible to fully sweep up and remove. Individuals who have lost a loved one can relate. Yet in some instances, […]

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Can Treating Hearing Loss Reduce the Risk for Dementia?

Have you been raising your voice so a senior you love can hear you? Are you finding the need to turn the TV up louder for a senior in your life? Repeating yourself because a senior loved one didn’t hear you the first time? Hearing loss in older adults is not uncommon. But fresh scientific […]