Declining with Age

Posted May 31, 2016
Declining with Age
There is no question that declining with age is common and can affect both physical and/or mental decline. However, as we see the numbers of aging adults increase drastically we can also see that aging in and of itself has changed through the generations. Typical Factors of Declining with Age First let's all agree that we are all different and there is no "typical" standard for aging. We all age differently; however, some factors may be acceptable as a part of declining with age. Age Related Cognitive Decline ARCD refers to how our minds change with age; in particular the ...
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Healthy Vision for Seniors

Posted May 24, 2016
Healthy Vision for Seniors
May is Healthy Vision Month and we're focusing on healthy eyes for seniors; sharing some interesting facts and information about maintaining healthy eyesight as you age. Healthy Vision Information By 2030 approximately 11.4 million people will have diabetic retinopathy; especially as the numbers of seniors increases. Your genes play an important part in being "at risk" for health problems; in particular those who have a family history of glaucoma and/or any other genetic eye diseases should be extra diligent about having regular eye exams. Some excellent food choices that can help you reduce your risk of eye disease include dark ...
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Caregiving for Debilitating Arthritis

Posted May 17, 2016
Caregiving for Debilitating Arthritis
May is Arthritis Awareness Month and our focus is on those who suffer from debilitating arthritis. The term arthritis itself means inflammation in the joint area and can not only be debilitating but cause chronic pain that can change your life forever. The Most Common Types of Arthritis There are 100 different types of arthritis; however, these 4 are the most common types experienced: Gout - It's often a surprise to many that gout is a form of arthritis. Fibromyalgia - Fibro is an auto-immune disease in which the body literally attacks it's own system. Auto-immune diseases often have common ...
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Older Americans Month

Posted May 10, 2016
Older Americans Month
Each year, in May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month and we're "Celebrating Seniors" with them! Older Americans Month Focus As you can see by their logo provided, this year's focus is "Blaze a Trail" and as a senior that can mean many things. Their focus is in 4 areas of making sure that you are the one to blaze a trail and create a new trend among your friends so they too enjoy their senior years. 1.Getting Involved With Your Community - Referred to as blazing a trail with civic engagement this trail focuses on making ...
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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Posted May 3, 2016
Celebrating Mother’s Day
Over the years Mother's Day gifts can become more and more complicated. Mom's change and macaroni picture frames are no longer "acceptable" gifts; but you always want her day to be special. Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Senior Moms One of the biggest things to remember about most mom's is that it's truly not the gift that counts as much as it is the time you give them. Remember that each of these gifts depends upon the health and abilities of your mother, along with their cognizance level. Pedicure/Manicure - A great gift for a mom either homebound or in ...
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