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National Toothache Day: Is Your Dad Seeing His Dentist Regularly?

It’s estimated that just over 20% of adults 65 or older have untreated cavities. Two out of five adults last visited the dentist over a year ago. These are essential facts to keep in mind on National Toothache Day. When was the last time your dad went to the dentist? If he hasn’t been going…

Tips For Getting Seniors To Eat Enough In The Winter

Malnutrition is a serious problem for seniors. Even seniors who do eat regularly often don’t eat enough food to get the calories and nutrition they need. Seniors also may not be eating the right kinds of foods to stay healthy. In the winter, seniors can have poor appetite because of the cold. Or, they may…

Tips for Distracting Agitated Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease that begins with mild memory loss and can lead to the inability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment in a way that makes sense to those around him. Because Alzheimer’s disease involves parts of the brain that…

Five Tips to Make the Holidays Easier

The holidays may present certain challenges for seniors.🎄😰 Some are common, while others are unique to the individual. If you have a senior in your life the following tips will help you recognize some of these challenges as well as offer ways to alleviate the stress they may cause. 💖

Symptoms of a Salmonella Infection

No one likes getting what is often called “food poisoning,” but many of us have gotten it at least once in our lives. Sometimes you can trace it back to what you ate, but oftentimes you end up not knowing how you got it and you just uncomfortably wait for it to pass and for…

Five Facts for Older Adults During Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and a good time to look at the benefits. Your mom doesn’t have to switch to a fully vegetarian diet, but a few vegetarian meals here and there can be extremely beneficial. Here’s what you should know. There Are Seven Vegetarian Diets In general, there are seven vegetarian diets that…

Falls – Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies

#DYK every year, 3 million seniors are treated in the emergency room for fall injuries.🤕 And, falling once doubles someone’s chances of falling again. Preventing accidents at home, especially falls is one of the most important strategies for helping your senior loved one feel safe and independent at home. Learn more about risk factors and…

How to talk to your siblings about senior care

Having that first conversation about a loved one and their needs can be challenging, but it should be done sooner rather than later. As a person ages, their ability to make decisions may diminish. For a decision as important as this one, everyone in the family should feel heard.

Preventative Care: A Five-Step Guide for Seniors and Family Caregivers

We’ve put together a five-step guide for Seniors and Family Caregivers to guide you through ways to practice good preventative care. Topics cover: 📝 Scheduling regular screenings for common diseases and conditions 📝 Scheduling and receiving screenings and tests for cancer 📝 Scheduling and receiving the recommended vaccinations 📝 Eliminating risks for disease with a…

Social Wellness and Its Benefits to Seniors

The key to keeping a healthy lifestyle is focusing on being socially active and finding those wonderful things that bring us joy and keep us connected, even in the comfort of your own home. Ways to stay socially connected: 🧘‍♀️ Join an exercise group or class 🤳 Utilize social media to stay connected 🃏 Find…