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Can Diabetes Cause Memory Loss?

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It’s estimated that more than 37 million Americans have diabetes, and are responsible for managing high blood pressure and the other symptoms that come with the condition.   If not properly managed, diabetes can lead to more severe complications and harm your overall health, including cognitive issues like memory loss. If the challenges of managing diabetes […]

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Does Early Onset Alzheimer’s Progress Faster?

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Under normal circumstances, deciding how you want to live when you retire isn’t typically a complicated decision. And no one wants to think how the possibility of needing memory care after developing Alzheimer’s or dementia could affect their retirement decision, let alone wondering about developing it earlier in life. As if Alzheimer’s wasn’t destructive enough […]

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Senior Safety: Preventing Falls in the Bathroom

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Bathroom use can become more difficult for seniors with time, making falls a greater risk. However, these falls are preventable, whether with a specially designed or better-organized bathroom.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 million seniors visit the emergency room yearly for falls. With the risk falls can have for older […]

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Do You Bring Your Own Furniture to Assisted Living?

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Furnishing Your New Home There are many benefits to moving into a senior living community. Without the responsibilities of home care and household chores, seniors can focus on activities and experiences that help them thrive. Yet, moving to a new space means making a moving plan—and deciding what to take with you. Before you can […]

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10 Tips for Communicating with a Person with Dementia

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Aging and transitioning into a new lifestyle can be a challenging process. The presence of dementia can add to that challenge. Finding the right community for your loved one is essential to ensuring they have a high quality of life. Let’s look at how dementia can affect your loved one, including 10 tips for communicating […]

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How to Keep Good Mental Health While Aging

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Many older adults find it difficult to accept the aging process, with physical changes and accompanying mental health challenges. After all, we’re aware mental health can decline with age.  Around 15% of adults aged 60 and over have a mental disorder. However, there are things seniors can do to keep their minds active while working […]

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What Is It Like Living in a Retirement Community?

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Adults 65 and over are the largest growing population segment in the United States. As the population ages, the demand for retirement communities expects to increase. People are living longer, and while they still wish to maintain their independence, many also have more difficulties with daily living. Retirement communities provide housing, services, and amenities so […]

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