Notes On Healthy Aging

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June 2, 2021

How to Choose the Right Short-Term Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility After a Hospital Stay

Why Aging Adults Should Plan for Adequate Recovery After a Hospital Stay or Surgery. After a major health event and a hospital stay, most patients want to go straight home to recover in the comfort of their surroundings. Particularly for aging adults, this is not always possible. Even when released from a hospital, they may […]

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April 5, 2021

Choosing the Right Senior Living Option

Learn about the many options for senior living. We’ve provided a summary of different senior living facilities and community types to help you find the proper lifestyle and level of assistance for you or your aging parent.

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The Benefits of Physical Activity for Seniors

Explore the many ways that exercise helps us as we age. Exercise increases energy, enhances balance and coordination, and reduces chronic illness impacts, particularly in seniors. The benefits are both physical and emotional.

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Benefits of Music Therapy for the Elderly

Music offers various physical and mental health benefits to older individuals. In a clinical sense, Musical Therapy’s goal for seniors is to maintain or improve physical health, cognitive processing, and social functioning.

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Helping Seniors Build Immunity

A healthy immune system can not only increase longevity, but it can also help aging adults live a better life. For seniors over 65, some steps can be taken to boost the immune system and even reverse some of the weakening signs.

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April 1, 2021

Helping a Parent Adjust and Prepare to Move to a Nursing Home or an Assisted Living Facility

Moving a loved one to a Nursing Home or Assisted Living community is a transition like no other. Caregivers experience guilt, anxiety, and fear. Preparing ahead of time helps you to relax, think positively and realize that senior living facilities and today’s healthy aging lifestyles are often life-changing – in excellent and healthy ways.

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February 23, 2021

Meaningful Visits with an Aging Parent at an Assisted Living Facility

When visiting an aging parent at an assisted living facility, plan your visit. Time spent with family is essential for everyone. Engage in shared activities like memory building exercise games and puzzles. Here are some tips for meaningful visits for caregivers, children and their elderly parents.

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February 23, 2021

The Seven Stages of Dementia

There are seven stages of dementia. This blog examines each stage of cognitive impairment, common dementia symptoms and associated changes in personality, mood and behavior. Be aware that the earlier the detection, the more dementia treatments and therapies will be available.

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February 22, 2021

Mental Confusion – What’s Normal, What’s Not?

As we age, some memory loss and changes are normal. Find out what symptoms to look for if you suspect that you or a loved may have a memory disorder. There are treatments and activities for people with dementia to improve, slow, or stabilize symptoms.

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