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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom

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How to Design and Create a Senior-Friendly Bedroom Not all homes and bedrooms are ideal for senior citizen use. This is because a lot of the simple activities that we take for granted in childhood and adulthood can become increasingly difficult with old age. Whether it’s because of a disease, a chronic injury, or the […]

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors

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Stronger Flu Vaccine Available Just for Seniors It’s that time of year again—not the holidays but the flu season. You hear people coughing and sniffling all around you. Perhaps you have been hit with it yourself—staying in bed for days, your whole body aching. How do you prevent the flu? The best way is to […]

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How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations For Old Age Matter

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How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations For Old Age Matter Why do some people want to live a very long time, while others would prefer to die relatively young? In a latest study, a team of researchers including Vegard Skirbekk, PhD, at the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center, Mailman School of Public Health, investigated how long […]

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Most Seniors View Assisted Living Negatively—Until Moving In

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Most Seniors View Assisted Living Negatively—Until Moving In October 6, 2016 by Mary Kate Nelson Americans have a generally unfavorable view of the assisted living industry—that is, until their loved ones actually move into assisted living. In fact, half of American families with loved ones in assisted living start out with a negative or neutral impression of […]

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4 Ways Seniors Can Work with Dogs and Improve Their Mental Health In the Process

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4 Ways Seniors Can Work with Dogs and Improve Their Mental Health In the Process According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15% of older adults suffer from a mental disorder. Seniors should take steps to improve their mental health, and one way is to work with dogs. Dogs provide companionship and comfort, as well […]

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6 New Quality Measures Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star Rating System

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6 New Quality Measures Coming to Nursing Home Compare, Five-Star Rating System New quality measures for skilled nursing facilities will be introduced in the coming months, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials said during an Open Door Forum call for providers. Data for six new quality measures — some based on Medicare claims, others […]

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Aging: What to expect as you get older

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Aging: What to expect as you get older Posted on Sept. 18, 2006, 7:55 a.m. in Aging When I was pregnant with my children, I found myself glued to the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting.  It was the “Bible” of pregnancy and everyone I knew had relied on it for guidance.  I looked […]

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Recommended Reading | December

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Recommended Reading | December Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease requires an abundance of knowledge, patience and love. There are many obstacles along the way to discourage and overwhelm even the most well rounded individuals. “Meet Me Where I Am” is an essential resource for Alzheimer’s caregivers, designed to teach, enlighten and comfort while preparing […]

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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays

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Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays For most of us, the holidays are a wonderful time to share the joys of family life and friendship. But for many older adults the holidays can be highly stressful, confusing, or even depressing if their mental, physical and emotional needs are not taken into account. If you […]

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Finding Your Way to Safe Driving

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Finding Your Way to Safe Driving As we age, there’s no doubt that driving gets more difficult. For one, our reactions are slower, as our physical and cognitive functions decline. This comes at a time when there are more distractions—GPS, cell phones, digital music players—and more congested roads and aggressive drivers. As a group, senior […]

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