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Diabetic Seniors – Eat Well On a Budget

It is imperative that as a diabetic senior, you focus on eating well. Following a healthy diet can be expensive but some of these tips can help. Here’s a great informational graphic that the NCOA created to help all seniors eat well as they age. It’s also important as a diabetic senior to check your

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Are You Letting Type II Diabetes Destroy Your Quality of Life? It may be hard to accept, but a diagnosis of diabetes late in life can actually be a wake up call that could save your life. Being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes is a frightening moment, but it can also be a sign that

Could Cognitive Impairment be Heart Related?

New research may help us to understand the connection between heart health and brain health. In a study conducted at the University of Texas, they looked at 2,000 adults with plaque build-up in their arteries. While this plaque build-up was a precursor to obvious heart health issues, they were surprised to find that there is

Take a Stand to Prevent Falls

Each year the National Council on Aging uses the beginning of the fall season (September 23rd this year) to remind us that there are ways you can prevent falls; living life “falls free.” The 2015 theme for Falls Free is Take a Stand to Prevent Falls. Why Falls Free Living is Important Every year 1

The Importance of Senior Hygiene

Senior Hygiene – Showering You may be creating a battle with your loved one over the wrong things. Here are some areas that are often cause for battle between a full-time family caregiver and a senior loved one. The reason can be anything from simple age to dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Senior Hygiene Shower/Bath

Seniors and Hydration

Hydration is important for everyone during the summer; but for seniors and those with dementia it’s especially important to make sure they’re hydrated. Often, those with dementia will forget or not realize that they have not eaten or even drank; their minds can reach the point where they don’t comprehend food pangs or thirst. Hydration

Depression in the Elderly

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans who are aged 65 or older are affected by depression.  Depression in the elderly is closely associated with feelings of dependency and disability, and can have a negative impact on both the individual, and the family.  Untreated depression in

Real Life Wins An Oscar With Dementia Awareness

The 2015 Oscars will be remembered for bringing early onset dementia to the big screen & helping creating awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association® helped to bring the book “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, into theaters by providing expert advice about the disease to its filmmakers. The movie tells the real-life story of a Alice, played by

When Your Spouse Is Diagnosed With A Life Changing Disease

As a spouse, we often are put into the position of full time caregiver and advocate for our loved one when they are diagnosed with a life changing disease. While this can feel like an overwhelming time in your life, you need to understand that there are options available to help you make the adjustments

Caregiving with Dignity

When someone can no longer care for themselves, it is important to allow them to keep their dignity while accepting caregiving at home. The Need for Caregiving Every person is unique, so their caregiving should be unique. There are a number of reasons why caregiving is needed. Chronic Pain – A variety of reasons can