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Cultivating Happiness & Health Together

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:35:00 PM

It is inevitable that health will begin to decrease as we get older. Seniors may find it difficult to stay happy and positive in the face of these situations, and rightly so. The good news, however, is that it is possible to cultivate happiness while simultaneously giving your overall health a little boost. Here are a few key ways to do just that.

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Smart Home Automation Options For Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:08:00 PM

Smart home technology provides you with the option to create a comfortable and convenient living environment for yourself or your loved one. Home automation is the self-regulation of your home's components. Through timers, sensors, and remote access, you can automate lighting, thermostat controls, and more. Learn about home automation systems for seniors!

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What is Caregiver Burnout & How Can You Avoid It?

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Caregiver burnout refers to a form of extreme physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion which occurs when someone cares for another. Caregivers, volunteer or professional, can be even more at risk for burnout when they care for seniors with Alzheimer's or dementia. Learn more about what burnout is and how you can overcome it. 

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Surprise! 6 Things That Aren't Covered By Medicaid

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

With close to 60 million participants, Medicaid is a crucial link to good healthcare for most retirees. However, seniors might be surprised to find there are a few things Medicaid insurance doesn't cover. Read on to discover what Medicaid won't cover. 

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3 Benefits of Fitness Wearables For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

We live in a world where science and technology makes getting older easier and easier. More seniors than ever before are able to age in place, living longer, fuller lives. However, the gadgets that do the most to make growing easier more bearable aren't ones we typically associate with seniors... fitness wearables.

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3 Best Types of Exercise Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Many seniors are used to maintaining a healthy workout routine and wish to carry this on as they age. Choosing exercise equipment that's efficient, enjoyable, and safe for seniors can be a tough task. Fortunately, there are some great options for senior-friendly exercise machines to burn calories, get the heart pumping, increase flexibility, and overall improve physical endurance!

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Three Tips to Prep Your Senior for a Family Reunion

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

It's summertime and you and your family are ready to have fun at your family reunion! Of course, everyone will want to see the senior members of the group while they are gathered. When you are the one taking care of your loved one, it is your responsibility to ensure they are happy AND safe at the family reunion. The following are some tips on just how to prepare for a family reunion when you are in charge of your senior.  

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4 Ways Vacation Will Improve Your Senior's Mental Health

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

When you're headed out on vacation, taking your senior loved one might not be at the top of your priority list--but it should be. While summer vacation isn't the definitive key to decreasing depression and improving mental health, a trip out of town with loved ones can be a great way to improve mental health for your senior for several reasons. 

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Senior Health: 3 Simple Life Hacks To Improve Your Brain Health

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

On a global level, dementia has affected five to seven percent of people aged 60 or older. While 25 to 50 percent of those who hit 85 years of age or better, will eventually start to exhibit symptoms of dementia. Those stats aren't meant to depress you but to highlight a mental health issue that needs to be addressed. Though we can't offer a panacea to prevent the inevitable from ever happening, we've put together a short list of three activities that will surely slow the effects of cognitive decline:

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What to Look for When You Think a Loved One has Insomnia

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Having trouble sleeping can be hard to live with, and as we age our normal sleep routines can change so it gets more difficult to identify if a loved one is experiencing insomnia. There are two main categories of insomnia; sleep onset insomnia which refers to not being able to fall asleep, and sleep maintenance insomnia which refers to difficulty staying asleep throughout the night. Insomnia can be a short-term which can last for days or weeks, or it can become a chronic condition that lasts for months or longer.

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