Notes On Healthy Aging

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March 14, 2024

Benefits of Montessori Programming for Dementia

Many traditional approaches to dementia care focus on managing the symptoms and behaviors of the disease, rather than enhancing the quality of life and the potential of the person. Fortunately, approaches like the Montessori method are shedding light on new ways to support seniors with dementia and improve their quality of life.

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February 26, 2024

How Diet Affects Heart Health

Adults aged 65 and older are disproportionately affected with a higher prevalence of heart disease compared with younger age groups. In this blog post, we explore how nutrition affects heart health and share tips on how you can easily modify your diet to support cardiac wellness.

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February 12, 2024

How to Help Seniors Maintain Their Independence

Helping our older loved ones conserve their autonomy while giving them the assistance they need can be a balancing act. In honor of National Senior Independence Month, here are our tips to help your loved ones maintain independent and fulfilling lifestyles into their golden years.

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February 1, 2024

Clinical Trials Explained

If you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s disease, you may have heard of clinical trials. But what are they, and how do they work? In this post, we will explain the basics of clinical research trials, and why they are important for finding new treatments for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

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January 23, 2024

New Year, New Connections: Building Friendships in Senior Living

Now that we’ve stepped into a brand-new year, it’s the perfect opportunity to enrich our lives through meaningful connections and friendships. For older adults, social bonds are not just pleasant company; they are an essential part of a fulfilling and healthy life. Numerous studies highlight the positive impact of social connections on mental and emotional well-being. With that in mind, a resolution to socialize more is certainly worth pursuing.
In the spirit of a healthy 2024, let’s explore some practical tips for building friendships within senior living communities.

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January 10, 2024

Five Misconceptions About Alzheimer’s Disease

A type of brain disorder, Alzheimer’s disease impacts more than 6 million Americans. Signs of the condition may start gradually, such as forgetting recent events or conversations. To aid in the early detection and intervention of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s important to separate facts from fiction.

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December 25, 2023

Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

Walking is often hailed as one of the best forms of exercise, especially for seniors. From weight management to disease prevention, walking offers a wide array of health benefits. Plus, it’s a low-impact activity that doesn’t exert excess strain on joints. Here are some of the major health benefits of walking that make it worth going the extra mile.

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December 19, 2023

Stroke Prevention Tips

Strokes are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They can happen to anyone at any age, but those who are age 55 and older are particularly susceptible. Follow these tips to mitigate stroke risk.

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December 4, 2023

The Role of Lifestyle in Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

As we age, our odds increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. While there are some risk factors outside of our control (like age and genetics), others are determined by our lifestyle choices. Here are some of the potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.

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November 27, 2023

Benefits of Aging in Place

Nearly 93% of older adults want to age in place, based on a study by the U.S. News & World Report. “Aging in place” is defined as the ability to live in your own home safely, independently, and comfortably. People often want to stay in their current residence because it’s where they feel the most at ease.

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