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Wearable Technology for Seniors

Wearable technology isn’t just for millennials or the Gen Z set. Adult children, for example, are employing wearable technology specifically for seniors to help their parents age in place in their own homes.  The devices do everything from tracking seniors’ heart rates and blood pressure to sending fall detection alerts if the wearer falls. They’re …

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6 Things You Need to Know About Assisted Living

Here are a couple quick facts about assisted living: There are 28,900 assisted living communities in the U.S. today. Texas accounts for 1,300 of those communities. One more fact: Many people don’t fully understand how assisted living is defined or how it serves residents, whether it’s a stand-alone community or one of the levels of …

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5 Brain-Boosting Foods to Improve Memory in Seniors

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” This saying is attributed to Hippocrates, the father of medicine, and dates from 400 B.C. Even thousands of years ago, humans acknowledged the importance of nutrition and its vital role in maintaining health and preventing disease. Top Brain Foods for Seniors Around 50 million people …

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5 Best Must-Read Books for Seniors

When you find a book you enjoy, it’s easy to recommend it to others. And that’s why we’re always on the lookout for the best books for seniors, especially ones featuring senior characters. Here are our five favorites for your summertime reading: from detective novels to tales of transcendence, there’s something here for every mood. …

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Best Ways for Seniors to Manage Their Stress

While stress is a normal part of life, how it affects us changes as we age. As our immune system, heart and brain health, and other factors decline, our resilience to stress declines along with them. Stress management for older adults is especially important for those who are sedentary; managing a health condition; or who …

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10 Signs of a Stroke in Seniors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2018, more than 795,000 people in the United States suffered a stroke. More than 76% of these episodes were first or new strokes. Stroke risk increases with age — almost doubling every 10 years after age 55 — which is why it’s important to …

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Best Gifts to Give Your Aging Parent on National Parent’s Day

Finding good gifts for older adults — especially mom and dad — can be difficult because they generally buy what they want when they want it or they already own it. National Parent’s Day is Sunday, July 25. To help, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best gifts for elderly parents. Gifts for …

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Independence Day Activities for Seniors

Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, Independence Day is one of the biggest summer holidays with cookouts, parades, pool parties and best of all fireworks. If you’re looking for Fourth of July activities for senior citizens, this blog post will offer a few suggestions that are sure to be fun for everyone. …

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Best Activities for Seniors with Dementia

For people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the right activities are crucial. Finding activities for seniors with dementia can offer benefits such as cognitive stimulation, the opportunity to connect with others, comfort and relaxation, and more. But perhaps the main obstacles to pursuing effective dementia activities are the helplessness, lack of …

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What Is the Best Age to Move into Independent Living?

Many seniors debate with themselves about the best age to move into independent living. Some mistakenly think they should only move to a senior living community when they need health care. But independent living adds vibrancy as well as security to your retirement years. An Active Lifestyle Independent living promotes residents’ holistic health, starting with …

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