Coping with Arthritis as You Age

One side effect of aging is that many people deal with is arthritis. This swelling of the joints can leave you feeling stiff and sore. It may become more difficult to get your fingers to do the intricate tasks you once did, or maybe you feel it in your hips or ankles when you try … Continue reading Coping with Arthritis as You Age

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Senior Classes to Exercise Your Mind

There is a lot of focus on physical exercise as you age, but it is also important to exercise your mind. Challenging yourself with different activities can help to keep your mind sharper. Contact your local senior center to see what classes they offer or where there are other opportunities within your community to socialize … Continue reading Senior Classes to Exercise Your Mind

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Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

Many seniors rely on family members, friends, or caregivers to assist and support them as they age. They may need help with mobility, running errands, preparing meals, scheduling appointments, or any number of other tasks to allow them to age in place more safely and independently. Unfortunately, sometimes seniors are taken advantage of or mistreated. … Continue reading Not Just Physical: Recognizing Different Types of Elder Abuse

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How Occupational Therapy Can Support Aging In Place

Home is comfortable. It is familiar. It holds memories. That is why it should come as no surprise that many seniors prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. With the right modifications, accommodations, and support, older adults can safely age in place. Occupational therapists (OTs) can assist families in creating … Continue reading How Occupational Therapy Can Support Aging In Place

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Senior Health: Fighting Back Against Poor Sleep

A common challenge that many seniors face is getting a good night’s sleep. As you age, you may notice that you nap more during the day, feel tired earlier at night, have trouble falling asleep, or wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time getting back to sleep quickly. All … Continue reading Senior Health: Fighting Back Against Poor Sleep

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Talking to Family and Friends About the Need for Senior Care

Caring for an aging parent can be a very rewarding job, but it can also be stressful and demanding. Balancing your own family and career with the needs of a loved one can be difficult. You want to ensure everyone’s needs are met, but you only have so much time and energy. There is nothing … Continue reading Talking to Family and Friends About the Need for Senior Care

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Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

For years, October through May has been known as flu season, because that is the time of year when cases are the highest. But this year, another disease is out in full force as well: COVID-19. While there are some similarities between these two viruses, there are also some notable differences. Seniors may be at … Continue reading Flu vs. COVID-19: What’s the Difference?

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What’s Your 2021 Story?

What’s Your 2021 Story

What’s Your 2021 Story? David Hart, Ph.D. Let me tell you one of my favorite stories.  When I was a child, my grandmother proudly and confidently asserted that I would be the first person in my family to attend college.  In an effort to prepare and inspire me, she would drive me around the campus … Continue reading What’s Your 2021 Story?

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Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

You only have one heart, so it’s important to take good care of it. Your heart is a powerful muscle that never stops beating from the time it develops until you eventually pass away. Unfortunately, heart disease can cause damage and keep your heart from working as effectively as possible. But there are ways that … Continue reading Simple Steps to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

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Overcoming Loss of Appetite with Aging

As your loved one gets older, you may notice that they appear to be losing weight or eating less than they used to. This is very common, but can still be concerning. You want to ensure that they are getting all of the calories, vitamins, and nutrients they need to stay healthy. What Are Some … Continue reading Overcoming Loss of Appetite with Aging

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