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Tips for looking after your hearing

Hearing Issues in Seniors It’s natural for our eyesight and hearing to gradually get worse as we age, but it is still extremely worthwhile to look after them in order to keep your senses in as good a condition as possible. And if you do notice any hearing problems, it’s important to get them checked […]

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The dangers of loneliness

Humans are a social creature. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be very outgoing or sociable, we still require human interaction to maintain our mental and even our physical health. Unfortunately, loneliness and social isolation are all too common among seniors, and this could be affecting their health and wellbeing. Defining loneliness […]

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Dietary Supplements for Seniors

As we age, our nutrition needs change. We no longer need as many calories as we used to in order to maintain a healthy weight and fuel our bodies. As a result of this, and often due to other factors, our appetites also tend to become smaller. So, overall, we tend to eat less in […]

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The benefits of visiting loved ones in senior living

Visiting Loved Ones in Assisted Living Moving into a senior living community can be a difficult transition. Your senior parent has to move out of the house they’ve likely lived in for years, if not decades. The place they’re most comfortable in and where they have many fond memories. They may be leaving behind friends […]

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Should You Get a Pet in Your Senior Years?

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but whatever kind of domestic animal you choose as your friend, they can bring wonderful benefits and joy to your life. If you’re in your senior years, you may be debating whether or not to get a pet. There may be downsides such as not being able […]

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4 Assisted Living Search Mistakes to Avoid

When you’re looking for an assisted living community for a senior family member, it’s important that you select carefully to make sure they’ll be happy and well looked after when they need to be. We’ve already looked at some key things you should do when choosing a nursing home or assisted living, now let’s look […]

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Managing Personality and Behavior Changes in Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease causes brain cells to die, so the brain works less well over time. This changes how a person acts. This article has suggestions that may help you understand and cope with changes in personality and behavior in a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Common Changes in Personality and BehaviorCommon personality and behavior changes you […]

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Signs to consider when trying to decide if it’s time

Some people joke about living in a nursing home as they begin to age, but there comes a time when this becomes less of a funny comment and more of a serious option to consider. Not everyone who is elderly needs to live in a nursing home. However, there are certain situations when this is […]

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Assessing Memory Problems

We all start to get a bit more forgetful as we get older. Even in our younger adult years, we’re all prone to walking into a room and completely forgetting why we went in there. This is common and may get worse as we age, but it’s normally nothing to worry about. So, when we […]

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

Choosing the right nursing home for an aging family member can be a difficult decision. You want to make sure that they’ll be living somewhere comfortable, with staff they can trust, opportunities to socialize, and with everything they need to function. So, how do you go about making this decision? Search for nursing homes in […]