Seniors and Depression

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Many people dismiss depression in the elderly as a normal part of aging and something seniors can just “snap out of.” However, this is not the case. Depression is a serious mood disorder that can be particularly dangerous in the elderly. If gone unchecked and untreated, depression can lead to serious consequences. What Causes Depression? Many factors can contribute to …

Keeping the “Windows To The Soul” Clean & Clear: The Importance of Eye Health in Seniors

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Vision plays such a vital role in every aspect of our life; it is what makes the work we do, the places we go, and the leisure activities we enjoy a possibility. However, it’s also something that is easy to take for granted until it is compromised. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, which seems like the perfect time …

The Keys To Making Your 2018 Resolutions A Reality

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Everyone jokes that making a goal your “resolution” for the new year is the quickest way to ensure that it fails. It’s easy to approach every year with a “New Year, New Me” mentality, but it’s a lot harder to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to accomplishing lofty aspirations like losing 30 pounds, traveling to …

Kick the Flu & Cold Season Grinch This Holiday Season!

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While most of us are happily saying goodbye to a long, hot summer and welcoming the new winter season, we can’t forget that the cooler weather can oftentimes bring the dreaded “crud” along with it. Winter is often given a bad rap, as it marks the official arrival the cold & flu season. This time of year can be especially …

Summer Heat Waves Pose Danger For Seniors: How To Prevent Heat Exhaustion & Stroke

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Summer evokes images of bright sunshine, ice cold lemonade, juicy watermelon slices, and a hammock on a beautiful beach. However, the dangers of overheating in the summer heat aren’t quite so picturesque. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. When heat stroke is serious enough, it can be fatal- …

Celebrating Our Front Lines In Providing Exceptional Care- Our CNA’s

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This week marks the beginning of the 40th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 15th – 22nd), a week that celebrates those too often unsung heroes who serve as the cornerstone of care at every assisted living & memory care community: Career Nursing Assistants (CNA’s). These loving, compassionate, & endlessly patient individuals are the ones that spend the most time …

Who Do You Wear Purple For?

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June officially marks Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, a worldwide awareness campaign that organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association promote in efforts to cultivate a better understanding of what Alzheimer’s/Dementia is, the rapidly increasing impact it is having on our senior population, it’s warning signs & symptoms, steps for prevention, & resources & techniques for living effectively with the disease following …