What Legal Documents Should Seniors Have?

Aging is a natural part of life, and there comes a time when seniors require more help. Whether they become injured, ill, or develop dementia, they may need someone to assist with decision making and ensure their affairs are in order. This can be a challenging time for families, but advanced planning can make the … Continue reading What Legal Documents Should Seniors Have?

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Drink Up: The Importance of Staying Hydrated for Seniors

Staying hydrated is important at every age, but as you get older, your body composition changes and the amount of water in your body decreases. This means that it takes less water loss to become dehydrated and experience impacts to your health. In addition, the sensation of thirst also decreases with aging, so you feel … Continue reading Drink Up: The Importance of Staying Hydrated for Seniors

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5 Tips for Traveling with Seniors

One of the perks of retirement that many seniors enjoy is the ability to travel more. They can spend time with family and friends, visit new or beloved places, and enjoy a change of scenery. But traveling with aging parents can also require special travel considerations. If you’re looking to plan a family get away … Continue reading 5 Tips for Traveling with Seniors

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Why Swimming is a Great Form of Exercise for Seniors

Swimming is an effective way for seniors to stay physically active and boost their health. Not only is it fun and relaxing, it poses less risk for injury than other activities and can be done by people of all ages and ability levels. Plus, it does not require any special training or additional equipment. Swimming … Continue reading Why Swimming is a Great Form of Exercise for Seniors

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The Importance of Creating an Advance Directive

Many people only think about end-of-life care as it pertains to getting older. However, a medical emergency could happen at any time that leaves you unconscious or unable to make decisions for yourself. In these situations, it is left up to family members to decide what they think you would want. Rather than making them … Continue reading The Importance of Creating an Advance Directive

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Sunny Days: The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

Did you know that your body needs vitamin D in order to absorb calcium? Calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, therefore vitamin D is essential too, especially for seniors. One of the easiest ways to get this vitamin is from the sun. The body naturally produces vitamin D when the skin is … Continue reading Sunny Days: The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

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Improving Communication When a Loved One has Aphasia

Not being able to effectively communicate can be frustrating. There are more than 2 million Americans living with aphasia, a communication disorder that can stem from a brain injury, infection, or neurological disorder. Seniors with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease may develop aphasia, as well as those who have experienced a … Continue reading Improving Communication When a Loved One has Aphasia

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and a great time to go over some of the basics of this disease that affects nearly one million Americans. The more you know, the more alert you can be for early warning signs and the better care you can provide for loved ones with Parkinson’s. Although there is currently … Continue reading Parkinson’s Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

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Adjusting to Life in Retirement

You spend your whole life improving your education, working, and saving money so that you can finally retire. But once you do reach retirement, it can be a significant life change to go from the structured working world and a regular income to having a wealth of free time and limited income. A lot of … Continue reading Adjusting to Life in Retirement

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Love Yourself: Finding Purpose in Aging

Life is full of milestones and turning points. As we get older, the things we value and that bring us joy change. What made you happy in your 20s may not make you as happy in your 60s. And the older you get, the more changes you experience. Spouses, family, and friends pass away. Your … Continue reading Love Yourself: Finding Purpose in Aging

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