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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

A physiotherapist assisting her patient to lift dumbells.

Physical therapy is not just about rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, although it’s useful for these things too. It’s a holistic approach that can significantly improve the quality of life for our older loved ones. Physical therapy has much to offer, whether you’re trying to help a senior with pain reduction, mental health improvements, […]

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Hot Tubs, Magnesium, and Saunas: What is Good for Parkinson’s Disease?

A stern-looking senior man in a outdoor hot tub.

If you’re living with Parkinson’s Disease or care for someone who is, you may be familiar with some of the non-medical options that other people have tried to improve their lives. We’ve all heard stories in which hot tubs and saunas are touted as miracle cures, but how much of this is actually true? And […]

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Best and Worst Dog Breeds for Seniors

A happy senior man crouches to pet his dog.

When selecting a companion for seniors, it’s important to consider the breed. Many of the most popular small and large breeds may be too high-energy or difficult to handle for an older individual. The best dog breeds for seniors are those that require little exercise, have a low-maintenance grooming routine, and don’t suffer from many […]

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What to Expect from a Memory Care Facility?

A senior person and a memory care facility staff looking at a photo album fondly.

Memory care communities provide specialized care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of memory loss. These communities are designed to provide a safe and secure environment for those with memory impairments while also providing a range of activities and services to help them maintain their quality of life.  Memory care communities typically […]

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What Is an Ideal Room Temperature for Seniors?

A senior person wearing layers of clothes and a pair of gloves drinks a hot beverage to feel warm.

As we age, our bodies become more sensitive to changes in temperature. Finding the right room temperature is all the more important for seniors.  While there’s no magic number that works for everyone, there are a few guidelines to follow when setting the ideal room temperature for seniors.  Depending on the season, maintaining a temperature […]

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I Don’t Think My Parent Should Live Alone – Next Steps

A young lady talking to a senior lady both having concerned looks on their faces.

Watching a parent age can be difficult, especially when you begin to worry about their well-being. For many, you may have to start considering alternatives to your parents living alone. If you’re in this situation and don’t know what to do, don’t worry—this is a common experience. It’s important to communicate openly with your parents […]

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The Best Ways to Make Friends as a Senior

A senior man with a cane smiles and laughs with a nurse and other seniors.

As people age, they often find themselves faced with new challenges during the transition into the senior living stage of life, including social isolation. Volunteering, joining a club or group, taking a class, and reconnecting with old friends can help seniors meet new people and build strong social connections that can help keep them healthy […]

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