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Summer Tips for Staying Cool and Hydrated

As temperatures are on the rise, it’s important to ensure your loved one stays cool and hydrated. Here are some practical tips to help: Use Measurable Containers Tracking fluid intake can be challenging for some elders. Using water bottles and pitchers with measurement lines or motivational markers can help monitor daily water consumption. Support from […]




Embrace the Outdoors: The Joys of Bird Watching for Seniors

As the warmth of spring and summer approaches, finding engaging outdoor activities becomes crucial for the happiness and health of our senior loved ones. One particularly delightful activity to consider is bird watching. Bird watching offers an opportunity to connect with nature, whether you’re in your yard, neighborhood, local parks, or walking trails. Taking the […]




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Embrace the Outdoors: The Joys of Bird Watching for Seniors

As the warmth of spring and summer approaches, finding engaging outdoor activities becomes crucial for the happiness and health of our senior loved ones. One particularly delightful activity to consider is bird watching. Bird watching offers an opportunity to connect with nature, whether you’re in your yard, neighborhood, local parks, or walking trails. Taking the […]




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Supporting an Older Adult Transitioning to Wheelchair Use

When an older adult you love transitions to using a wheelchair, they may experience a mix of emotions such as fear, embarrassment, anger, and despair. Your support and reassurance can make a significant difference during this challenging time. Listen and Validate Emotions It’s essential to listen without trying to “fix” the situation or appearing condescending. […]




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June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month aims to raise awareness about preventable health issues and promote early detection and treatment of diseases in men and boys. Did you know that, on average, men die nearly five years earlier than women? One contributing factor is that men are often more hesitant to visit the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org. Many […]




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The 7 Habits Bad for Your Joints

Your daily habits, from what you eat to how often you text, can significantly impact the health of your joints. Over decades of use, anything you do repeatedly is likely to cause wear and tear. This is especially true for the protective cushion between your bones known as cartilage. As we age, the risk of […]




Addressing Medication Discrepancies in Elderly Patients: A Vital Aspect of Geriatric Care

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The Best Protein Sources to Include in a Healthy Diet. Picture of eggs, cheese, mushrooms, fish, and beff.

The Best Protein Sources to Include in a Healthy Diet

In the quest for a healthy lifestyle, protein is often heralded as the cornerstone of a balanced diet. Not only is it crucial for muscle repair and growth, but it also plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including enzyme production, immune system support, and hormone regulation. Incorporating high-quality protein sources into your diet […]




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How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV?

Your mother probably told you this, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent addition to this collection of studies is research published in the Journal of the American Medical […]




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Take Care of Your Heart from the Start

It’s no secret that cardiovascular problems during our middle and latter years can cause cognitive decline as we age. However, a new study shows that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and elevated blood sugars in early adulthood are also linked to cognitive deficits later in life.1 The study started with over 3000 people between […]






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