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Which Parts of the Brain are Affected by Alzheimer’s?

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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that significantly impacts brain functions, leading to cognitive decline, memory loss, and changes in behavior.  At the center of this condition lies its impact on the brain, a complex organ responsible for our thoughts, memories, emotions, and the very essence of who we are. As Alzheimer’s develops in […]

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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 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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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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How to Choose a Memory Care Facility?

A caregiver helping an elderly woman make her way around the senior living community as she suffers with memory loss.

Choosing a memory care community for your loved one can be challenging with all the different places and services being offered. It’s a big decision and can take some careful thinking before deciding the best option for them.  Some considerations to take into mind when choosing a memory care community are staff, safety, services, and […]

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What Should Seniors Eat for Breakfast?

A happy white-haired senior couple having breakfast on the table with a bowl of cereal and cups of coffee.

When seniors focus on an active lifestyle with healthy eating, they can support healthy aging. Whether you live an independent or assisted living lifestyle, seniors need a balanced and nutritious breakfast to start their day.  Foods that include protein, fiber, and adequate portions of vegetables and fruit contain all the nutritional elements of a healthy […]

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