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Caregiver Burnout & Important Self-Care


There are more than 43 million caregivers in the United States, can you believe that! A caregiver, by this definition, is a person who provides unpaid care to an adult or a child in need. Of that number, more than half (over 34 million!) have provided care to another adult over the age of 50. These informal caregivers are different than people who ...
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Circulation in the Elderly & Cold Weather


Circulation: movement to and fro or around something, especially that of fluid in a closed system. Our circulatory system, or the cardiovascular system, permits blood to circulate throughout the body. It also transports nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide, blood cells and hormones to and from the cells of our body to provide nourishment. As we age, t...
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Choosing Senior Living for Your Loved One


The holiday season brings families together. Whether families are scattered across a wide geographic area or all live in the same time, the holidays give us an excuse to spend time together and to reconnect. For many people who have aging or elderly parents, this time together is also an opportunity to discuss if a change in their parent's care or ...
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Osteoporosis: What You Can Do Now


Did you know that one in three women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture? That is quite a few women affected by this disease. While most often associated with women, osteoporosis also affects men. One in five men over the age of 50 will also suffer some kind of osteoporotic fracture. What is Osteoporosis? The definition of o...
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Why Hydration for the Elderly is So Important


Water is vital to life, no matter how old we. As humans, our bodies are made of 60% water. Our various organs (heart, brain, kidneys and skin) are also composed of mostly water. Even our bones are 31% water! We know that hydration is important during the warmer summer months. This is especially vital to the elderly population because their body wat...
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Get Moving for Better Health!


Have you heard this recent "fad"? Sitting is the new smoking, meant to suggest that a sedentary lifestyle is as dangerous to your health as smoking. Cigarettes, tobacco use and vaping are definitely very unhealthy habits for people of any age. The health benefits of stopping these behaviors can add years to your life. You can combat obesity, high b...
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