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What to Expect after Moving to Assisted Living

What to Expect after Moving to Assisted Living

Once the decision has been made that moving to assisted living is the best option to improve a senior’s overall quality of life, both the senior and his or her family members are faced with another challenging situation: the move itself and settling into a new living space. For many seniors, leaving a home they […]

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Top Reasons Family Caregivers Need a Good Night’s Sleep

Top Reasons Family Caregivers Need a Good Night’s Sleep

To ensure optimal health and performance, adults need between seven and nine hours of quality sleep every night. Sleep deprivation is the culprit of a variety of issues, from obesity and high blood pressure to depression and decreased productivity. However, those who provide care to an aging loved one often find themselves sleeping less and […]

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Top Museums in Indianapolis

Top Museums in Indianapolis

Finding ways to stay entertained throughout the winter months can be a challenge. It’s difficult to enjoy the outdoors when bitter winds bite through your coat or snow piles up on the sidewalks. Luckily, those who live in the Indianapolis metropolitan area have a wide variety of indoor attractions to visit that only require a […]

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Avoiding Eye Complications from Diabetes

Avoiding Eye Complications from Diabetes

When you have diabetes, you already know you are at a higher risk for certain complications when it comes to your eyesight. While you have an increased chance for blindness over someone without diabetes, most diabetics generally only suffer minor vision problems. However, having chronically high blood sugar can lead to diabetic eye disease, as […]

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The Best Ways to Improve Senior Mental Health

The Best Ways to Improve Senior Mental Health

While it’s normal to feel down from time to time, when seniors are isolated and lonely, more serious conditions like depression can become common. Depression is much more than feeling sad or blue; it’s a medical condition that can have serious physical effects on your overall health. Aging and Mental Health According to the CDC, […]

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Keeping Knee and Hip Pain in Check

Keeping Knee and Hip Pain in Check

When you suffer from osteoarthritis (OA) in your knees or hips, you are probably used to dealing with daily pain. This pain can make it difficult to complete tasks, move about the house, or even simply get up out of your favorite chair. In many cases, an elective surgery like a knee or hip replacement […]

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The Best Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

The Best Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

It’s recommended that to stay as physically healthy as possible, we need to get at least 150 minutes of exercise that elevates our heart rate every week. For seniors, or even those who are new to exercise, low impact workouts can be extremely beneficial to your health. Throughout a low impact workout, at least one […]

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Keeping Loved Ones Safe Through the Winter

Keeping Loved Ones Safe Through the Winter

It’s the time of year when most of us enjoy snuggling up on the couch under a pile of blankets, with a steaming cup of cocoa in our hands while watching the snow fall. However, when the temperatures drop, the risk of health problems and injuries in our aging loved ones rises. This is why […]

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Common Orthopedic Surgeries for Seniors

Common Orthopedic Surgeries for Seniors

One of the most common chronic conditions many of us face in our later years is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by inflammation in aging joints, and injury and obesity can also play a role. Eventually, this condition will cause cartilage tissue to break down and cause pain, swelling or deformity. Osteoarthritis leads to pain in […]

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, people of all ages can be at risk for glaucoma, the leading cause of blindness in the United States. However, for those over age 60, the risk increases. This is why it’s so vital that seniors see their eye doctor on an annual basis, as well as understand some […]

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