Six Strategies to Increase Communication with Individuals with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in the elderly can, unfortunately, be damaging to relationships, especially if someone suffering has not taken steps to seek treatment for it.  Additionally, not being able to communicate leads to social exclusion, which can in turn lead to conditions as serious as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. With the invention of digital hearing aids, … Continue reading Six Strategies to Increase Communication with Individuals with Hearing Loss

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Technological Advances in Digital Sound Processing Hearing Aids

In the twenty years since 1996, digital sound processing (DSP) hearing aids have continued to advance the technology available to those people who suffer from hearing loss. Before 1996, the technology available to help people with hearing conditions was very limited.  Electronic analog hearing aids had been around since the late 1800s, but they relied … Continue reading Technological Advances in Digital Sound Processing Hearing Aids

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Combatting Spring Allergies

If you wake up one morning and find yourself experiencing red, itchy eyes and uncontrollable sneezing, then you know what time of year it is. That’s right: those spring allergies have come to town! The bees start going to work on those blooming flowers and the pollen is flying through the air on a daily … Continue reading Combatting Spring Allergies

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Helping Your Aging Parent with Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is one of those traditions that is pretty standard in most American households. As soon as that gray winter weather moves away, it’s time for the birds to start chirping and the sun to start shining. This also means that it’s time to get rid of all that clutter in your life, both … Continue reading Helping Your Aging Parent with Spring Cleaning

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Deductible Medical Expenses

March marks the beginning of tax season, the time of year when accountants work overtime and the rest of us stare blankly at our return, wondering what boxes to tick. Each year, around $1.25 trillion dollars’ worth of rebates are claimed by U.S. residents, with the average rebate estimated to be over $3,000, according to … Continue reading Deductible Medical Expenses

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Dealing with Loss of Appetite in an Aging Parent

Older age often brings with it changes to the way seniors eat on a daily basis, which can lead to worry for families responsible for their care. Thankfully, any gradual reduction in a senior’s appetite is not usually due to illness or disease, but more often than not, just a natural part of the ageing … Continue reading Dealing with Loss of Appetite in an Aging Parent

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

The winter time can get pretty rough in the Greensboro area. Sure, it’s not as bad as some parts of the United States, but it can get cold in the heart of winter. That means that it’s more important than ever that seniors are prepared for the cold and are able to stay safe and … Continue reading Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

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What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the worst diseases out there. It affects more than three million Americans and half of those people aren’t even aware that they have glaucoma. However, January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, so we are here to make sure you know everything you need to know about this degenerative disease. If you’re … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

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Fighting Off Seasonal Depression Through Hobbies

Think back to your favorite holiday memories. Are you thinking about cozying up to the fire with a soft blanket and a book? Going outside to play in the first snow of the season? Or maybe having holiday dinner with your family before going to open presents? All of these memories probably bring you feelings … Continue reading Fighting Off Seasonal Depression Through Hobbies

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Exploring Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

The holiday spirit is certainly contagious. One minute, you’re cleaning up Thanksgiving dinner and the next, you’re singing Christmas carols with your family. The holiday season is one of everyone’s favorite times of the year because of the quality time you get to spend with friends and family. However, there are some people out there … Continue reading Exploring Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

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