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as-you-age-it-is-the-little-things-that-matter

“By the time you are 80 years old, you have learned everything. You only have to remember it.” --George Burns The above quote speaks the truth about life and aging. As we are in the month of August, we need to celebrate National Senior Citizen Day on August 21, and we shoul...

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eating-healthy-is-not-hard

Summer is here and hot and full of yummy summer treats! However, you sometimes forget about the rules of healthy living and overindulge in foods that can cause digestive or other health issues, and usually unwanted weight gain that is not fun to accumulate when we are hot in the summer weather. How can you enjoy summer and all the wonderful foods while being social...

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5-steps-to-help-avoid-hospital-readmission

When an older adult gets admitted to the hospital for surgery, a fall, or illness, the process of what happens after the hospitalization becomes somewhat frightening to many. They are trying to deal with pain or medications that cause nausea, while trying to understand what they need to do when they go home or to a . When thing...

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some-signs-that-memory-loss-is-more-than-everyday-forgetfulness

After age 50 we all start to experience age related changes in memory or forgetfulness, and it is common to get a little confused. I mean, we are busy living life, chasing after kids schedules, and sometimes watching grandkids too. Not to mention, we are helping with our aging parents. So when does natural aging memory loss turn into som...

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what-exactly-is-skilled-nursing-care

My mom had a pretty hard fall at home and gashed her calf muscle. She had surgery to mend the wound, but then I was told I needed to look into skilled nursing care. I knew that skilled care involved having a licensed nurse to help, but what does that  mean? Where do I start? Oftentimes, adult children are a bit confused on the terminology on senior care. Why,...

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