February is American Heart Month

Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats 100,000 times a day. It pumps 1.5 gallons of blood every minute through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. This organ does a lot for us throughout our lives – it deserves to be cared for with kindness. That means doing whatever you can in your day-to-day to…

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Tips for Visiting Aging Loved Ones Over the Holidays

There’s a good chance you know what it’s like to feel lonely. It’s not healthy to be isolated and alone most of the time. Multiple studies have shown the devastating effects of social isolation, especially on seniors – risk of cognitive decline, health problems, depression, and increased rates of infection and mortality. This year, make…

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How to Stimulate Memories in Those with Dementia

Did you know that 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia? The Alzheimer’s Association tells us that caregivers (like yourself) provide an estimated 18.4 billion hours of care to their loved ones per year. If that’s not selfless love, we don’t know what is. As you endure…

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The Top 5 Benefits of Social Activities for Seniors

Isolation and health do not mix. You can’t be isolated from family and friends and still be healthy. That’s because social interaction plays a direct role in your physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s important for all people – but especially seniors – to get out and interact with others on a daily basis. The…

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6 Things Family Caregivers Should Know When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Being faced with the decision to move an aging family member to an assisted living community can seem like a daunting task. Often, loved ones wish to remain in their homes, even when it becomes clear their quality of life is suffering. They may be dealing with mobility issues or chronic medical conditions, or they…

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Building Meaningful Relationships with Loved Ones with Dementia

Caregivers provide unmatched support to family members living with dementia. According to the AARP, in the U.S. alone, it is estimated that 40 million family caregivers have provided about $470 billion annually in unpaid care to adult relatives. This goes to show just how large the caregiver community is and the outreach it has. Dealing…

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