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      Problem Solving Games Are Great for a Parent with Alzheimer’s

      By Perry C. Doc Alleva | July 27, 2017

      Perhaps your mother or father has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s recently. Maybe you and the rest of your family had some indication there was an issue and you encouraged her to visit her doctor. You might have worried about Alzheimer’s, especially if there was a history of dealing with this disease in the family. However,…

      Understanding Readmissions and How to Avoid Them

      By Vicki & Brian Day | July 26, 2017

      If you’ve ever heard the term, ‘hospital readmission,’ you may or may not fully understand what this refers to. The federal government has been placing increased pressure on hospitals across the country to reduce their readmission rates. A readmission is technically any time somebody needs to be readmitted within 30 days of their discharge date.…

      Seniors May Undervalue Exercise After Discharge from the Hospital

      By Renato Amorim | July 25, 2017

      Numerous people recognize the value in exercise. However, when people get older, reach their ‘Golden Years’ and are considered seniors, it’s easy to undervalue the importance of exercise. For seniors, exercise is one of the most important things they can do to not just maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also to recover from any number…

      Planning Ahead for Improved Senior Safety

      By Michael Drew | July 24, 2017

      How often have you thought about the future? Most younger adults plan for retirement starting sometime in their late 20s, 30s, or hopefully by their 40s. Certain financial situations can arise that slow down retirement planning, but the gist of this story is to show that people plan ahead, even if they aren’t the most…

      Caring for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

      By Jessica Lener, MSN, RN | July 21, 2017

      Alzheimer’s Care: When Ronald Regan announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994, he joined one of approximately 2 million American’s suffering from this degenerative brain disease (Rothman, 2016). A little over twenty years later, we now have more than 5 million people who have been diagnosed and are in various stages of the disease process. Prolonged life expectancy, the number of baby-boomers reaching an older age, and the advances in science and early detection have all contributed to this increase. 

      Health Foods That are Not That Healthy

      By Oscar Isacsson, M.S., CSCS | July 20, 2017

      Senior Nutrition & Wellness: There are tons of foods that are marketed as healthy. Sometimes you need to pay a little extra attention to really figure out whether something is good for you or not so good for you. A lot of marketers realize that there is a big need for healthy foods, however, sometimes the claims are slightly over exaggerated. Some items named as healthy can be far from it. Foods that are truly healthy for you will not have a healthy label. For example, broccoli is not going to have a “low fat”, “high in fiber”, “Great source of vitamins”, “gluten free”, label on it because it’s broccoli and everybody knows it’s awesome for you. 

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