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High Blood Pressure and Sodium

According to the CDC 1 out of 3 Americans have hypertension or high blood pressure, approximately 75 million adults. Only about half of those adults have their blood pressure under control. Hypertension is often called “the silent killer” due to

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Keeping Congestive Heart Failure Under Control

Current statistics tell us 5.7 million Americans are living with heart failure. 670,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. With the aging of our Country’s population, the problem is poised to reach epidemic proportions. This will have a devastating effect on

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Hidden Hazards for at Home Seniors

Where are the Hidden Hazards for at Home Seniors? There could be hidden hazards to your aging loved one in their home. It is essential to recognize and remedy these hazards to keep your senior safe at home. 1. Stairs:

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Isolation Among Seniors

Isolation among seniors is extremely common, especially for those who live at home rather than a senior living community. Even though this loneliness happens easily for seniors, there are many ways to reduce it or prevent it from happening altogether.

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Caring for Someone with Dementia

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, thinking, and reasoning skills that are severe enough to interfere with the activities of daily living. In addition to memory, dementia causes problems with language, behavior and emotions. There are many

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Help Seniors Cope with the Loss of Independence

A loss of independence is a fear many seniors have. When this fear is realized, there are several ways caregivers need to help. According to an AARP study conducted in 2012, 57% of seniors over age 70 do not find

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Technology for Seniors

Technology can be useful in helping seniors remain independent at home. More and more seniors are using devices to help them perform everyday tasks, set reminders and enjoy music or e-books. Here are some to consider: Tablets and e-readers Many

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Fun Crafts to Do with the Elderly During the Holidays

Make Holiday Memories with Seniors Take on these simple projects with seniors to make special holiday memories together this season. The crafts are easy and fun. Part of the joy of the holidays is making memories together. Senior mobility and

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Caregiver Burnout: Signs & Coping Tips

Being a caregiver can be an exhausting and difficult task. It’s important to recognize caregiver burnout and cope healthily. Understanding caregiver burnout symptoms and coping mechanisms can help make caregiving more enjoyable and fulfilling. About 1 in 3 adults serves

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Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of Independence

A loss of independence is one of the main fears many seniors have. When this fear becomes a reality, caregivers can greatly help. AARP conducted a study in 2012 about senior independence. What they found is that almost 60% of

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