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Fiber is Good for the Gut

April 2, 2024 — In the quest for optimal health, fiber stands out as a necessary but often overlooked component of our diet. This humble nutrient, found in the cell walls of plants, offers myriad health benefits, ranging from improved digestive health to reduced risk of chronic diseases. Yet, many of us struggle to meet the recommended daily intake.... Read More
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Mastering Medication Management

March 15, 2024 — It is difficult to overstate the importance of medication safety for older adults. According to the National Institutes of Health, adverse reactions and medication errors cost our healthcare system $40 billion each year, with more than 7 million patients affected. Worse, these problems are fatal for between 7,000 and 9,000 people annually.  As we get... Read More
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How Generational Myths Hold Us All Back

March 1, 2024 — We’ve all heard the stereotypes about different generations, defined by their year of birth: “Millennials are lazy and spend too much on avocado toast. The Greatest Generation are patriotic hard workers. Baby boomers are selfish and technologically inept. And don’t forget Gen X, those disaffected loners.” Stereotypes like these have created a cottage industry of... Read More
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10 Warning Signs That Your Loved One Might Need Help

February 15, 2024 — As our loved ones age, it’s natural for us to worry about their well-being and independence. While they may strive to maintain their autonomy, certain signs may indicate they need assistance to ensure their safety and quality of life. Recognizing these signs early can help you provide the support and care they need. Here are... Read More
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5 Ways for Seniors to Reduce Sodium Consumption

February 1, 2024 — As we age, our dietary needs evolve, and managing our sodium intake becomes more important. While our bodies do need the nutrient sodium, too much can cause damage to our internal organs. High sodium consumption is linked to various health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney problems, all of which are particularly... Read More
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Tips for Moving Into Assisted or Independent Living

January 17, 2024 — Transitioning to assisted or independent living is a significant life event for both the individual moving and their family members. It marks the beginning of a new chapter that, while offering more support and care, also brings a wave of changes and adjustments. We’d like to offer some guidance for all parties to make this... Read More
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The Link Between Dental Hygiene & Heart Health

January 2, 2024 — We’re all aware of the importance of brushing and flossing.  We’ve heard it from our parents, dentist, and dental hygienist since we were kids. When you’re young, it’s easy to overlook dental hygiene (especially the flossing). You take healthy teeth for granted, except for the occasional cavity; it’s not something you worry about. But what happens... Read More
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Couples Can Share High Blood Pressure

December 15, 2023 — Imagine your blood vessels as tiny hoses running all through your body. When your heart beats, it pumps blood through these hoses. If the blood pushes too hard against the walls of these hoses, that’s high blood pressure. Doctors will say you have high blood pressure if your numbers are usually 130 over 80 or... Read More
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Plan Ahead for Long-Term Care

December 1, 2023 —   Research indicates that as Americans reach the age of 65, a significant number will require assistance with daily activities, a service referred to as long-term care. The extent of care needed varies based on individual health, cognitive abilities, and living conditions. Aging is a major factor in determining the need for such care, and... Read More
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Hydration Strategies for Adults With Dementia

November 15, 2023 — Staying properly hydrated is essential for maintaining overall health and cognitive function. Dehydration is a common and serious concern among older adults, especially those with dementia. People with dementia often forget to drink water or may resist it when offered. In turn, dehydration can make dementia symptoms worse, leading to confusion, irritability, and an increased... Read More