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Helping with Depression in Seniors

As the holiday season is upon us, depression in seniors often rises. To learn more about what can be done to help with depression, Senior Webinars, a partner of ours, is hosting a free webinar on this topic. On December 16, 2021, our SRI Management’s Senior Director of Experience is presenting Making Spirits Bright –

Do Optimistic People Live Longer?

By Meg Selig Does an optimistic attitude have health benefits as we age? The question is important because if optimism does lead to healthier aging, then programs could be developed to bolster an optimistic mindset in both the old and the young. Past research has painted a surprisingly gloomy picture of the relationship between optimism

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

September 2021 is the ten-year anniversary of World Alzheimer’s Month, the international campaign from Alzheimer’s Disease International. For a decade, people from all around the world have formally organized to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia, however advocacy for those affected by this disease has been in place much longer by organizations such as the

Senior Nutrition & Foods for Brain Power

Can eating a specific food or following a particular diet help prevent or delay dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease? Many studies suggest that what we eat affects the aging brain’s ability to think and remember. These findings have led to research on general eating patterns and whether they might make a difference.

Eating Healthier as You Age

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are. Our bodies change through our 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. As we change, food is incredibly important not just in quantity but also quality. Here are a few tips to keep seniors eating healthier.

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Telehealth & Seniors Today

Telehealth is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services.

Matters of the Heart in Senior Housing

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the month February is the undisputed caretaker for matters of the heart. Chocolate, roses, and Cupid’s arrows seem to come to mind when thinking of this month. But what about the other matters of the heart? Let’s look at the few physical ones that keep a heart healthy and strong.

How Older Adults Can Get Started with Exercise

As this year comes to an end, many people want to start the new year off with exercise. The decision to become physically active can be one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercise and physical activity are not only great for your mental and physical health, but they can help keep you independent as you age.

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity.

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Choosing Healthy Meals as You Get Older

Making healthy food choices is a smart thing to do — no matter how old you are! Your body changes through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods and beverages for better health at each stage of life.

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10 Myths About Aging

Many people make assumptions about aging, what it is like to grow “old”, and how older age will affect them. But as we are getting older, it is important to understand the positive aspects of aging. Research has shown that you can help preserve your health and mobility as you age by adopting or continuing healthy habits and lifestyle choices. Read on to learn about 10 common misconceptions related to aging and older adults.

Diabetes Could Be a Threat as We Age

Diabetes is a serious disease, and it affects many older adults. The good news is that you can take steps to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of the disease to develop in older adults. If you already have diabetes, there are steps you can take to manage the condition and prevent diabetes-related health problems.

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Doctor’s Appointments: Tips for Caregivers

Working with doctors and other healthcare professionals can be an important part of being a caregiver to seniors. Some things caregivers may find especially helpful to discuss are: What to expect in the future, sources of information and support, community services, and ways they can maintain their own well-being.

Overcoming Social Isolation During COVID-19

There are parts of the United States now beginning to re-open, however the senior population in assisted living or memory care communities, as well as those more vulnerable to COVID –19, is still mostly under state-ordered quarantine. Unfortunately, many seniors living at home during this extended quarantine can lead to social isolation, which then can lead to increased levels of depression and anxiety. In addition, older

Fall Risk is Higher for Those with Cognitive Impairment: How to Avoid Falls

By Institute of Aging It’s no secret that as we age, we become increasingly at risk of falling, and fall-related injuries are more dangerous for older adults. What researchers recently learned, however, is potentially significant: a definitive link between cognitive slowing and fall risk, and an opportunity to provide better care for those living with dementia.

Anxiety in the Elderly: Symptoms and Restorative Strategies

By Institute on Aging When her grandfather gets out of bed and is unable to fall asleep for hours at night, Stella knows that he is struggling with anxiety. Sometimes his heart will race, and he’ll be preoccupied with the noises he hears outside, concerned about whether the doors are locked and the house is

Simple Tips for Eating Well

By Cheryl Toner, MS, RDN on behalf of the National Council of Aging There are few things in life as comforting and nourishing as food, but it can be controversial and confusing, too. It’s so essential to life one would think common sense is the main ingredient in making food choices, and common sense—along with