Healthy Aging

Warning Signs of a Stroke

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Learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs:  F  FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?  A  ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?  S […]

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How Older Adults’ Nutritional Needs Change Over Time

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How Older Adults’ Nutritional Needs Change Over Time By Brad Prescott, Caring.com senior editor With the average American having a life expectancy of 78 years of age, we’re living longer than ever before. But are older Americans following the right diet to help ensure they live healthier lives into their golden years? Angela Lemond is a […]

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Common Vitamin Deficiencies in Seniors

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Common Vitamin Deficiencies in Seniors written by Valerie Michel Buck It’s a common fact that most Americans do not eat a well balance diet and that fact is ever more widespread in seniors. Mild vitamin deficiencies are common amongst seniors and can cause Anemia, cognitive impairment, and increased propensity for developing infections, and poor wound healing […]

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March is Social Worker Month

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March is Social Worker Month “All People Matter” is the theme that The National Association of Social Workers is promoting for March which is Social Workers month. The American social work profession has a history of 116-years committed to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone.  Social workers across the globe believe […]

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What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older

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From CDC What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults. It’s estimated that 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths […]

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More Seniors Religious, Living Longer

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 More Seniors Religious, Living Longer At 87, Margaret continues to attend church every Sunday and Wednesday and engage in prayer every day. Having faith in God and belief that there is a higher purpose in life sustains her through the difficult times of aging. Margaret is not alone. Although religious affiliation has decreased over the […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers by Jolene Brackey When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. We are not able to create a perfectly wonderful day with those who have dementia, but it is […]

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Surviving Dementia through Laughter

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Surviving Dementia through Laughter Posted by National Care Planning Council Mark Twain wrote, “The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Professionals across the medical field agree that laughter is an effective medicine. It’s been shown to improve connections with others, increase blood […]

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Speak Out Against Elder Abuse

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October is National Residents’ Rights Month, a national effort to celebrate, honor, educate, and protect those living in long-term care homes and their families. The goal is to help not only the residents themselves but their families and communities recognize the rights of long-term care residents and learn how to speak up if they or […]

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Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia – Senior Living

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You and Your Aging Parent: A Family Guide to Emotional, Social, Health, and Financial Problems By Barbara Silverstone & Helen Kandel Hyman First published in 1976, You and Your Aging Parent is a classic–the first book to shed light on the challenging relationship between adult children and their aging parents, illuminating the emotional, health, and […]

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