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The Importance of Creating an Advance Directive

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

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

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

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

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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