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4 Hobbies to Boost Happiness in the Face of Health Obstacles

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:07:00 PM

The declining health which comes with age can be overwhelming. This may simply be a matter of natural aging processes or because of chronic health issues. Oftentimes, it is a combination of the two. No matter the reason, it is important to stay happy and as optimistic as possible during these situations. One way to boost your happiness is by doing something that makes you happy. The following 4 hobbies require minimal physical exertion but will keep your mind sharp and help you have a positive outlook despite health obstacles.

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Hidden Costs of a Senior Parent's Hospital Stay: The Psychological Impact

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 2:49:00 PM

The cost of a hospital stay is usually described in financial terms. However, it is wise to remember that, when seniors have an inpatient stay at the hospital, they are affected psychologically as well. The end result is generally that they stay in the hospital much longer than expected or they go home having new issues to deal with. Learn more about why this happens and how you can help your loved one.

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Prevent Alzheimer Burnout with 3 Easy Tips

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver to someone, whether it is a full or part-time position, can be overwhelming at times. For caregivers who are in charge of a person with Alzheimer's, burn out can happen sooner than they may think. Caregivers often find themselves stressed out, depressed, anxious, and even physically sick from the pressures of caregiving. It's better to be as prepared as possible when you are taking on the stress of someone else's care. Read on for 3 easy tips that will help prevent caregiver burnout.

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Tips to Avoid Hospital Readmission

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

The national 30-day readmission hospital rate is 25 percent for heart failure patients, 20 percent for heart attack patients, and 15 percent for pneumonia patients. Each year, more than 2/3 of hospitals are penalized for excessive readmission rates.

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How Can Seniors Choose The Best Car For Them?

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

There is so much thought that goes into the purchase of a brand new car. Of course, the financial cost is a huge consideration. Then you have the color and luxury options that are based on personal taste. But seniors have a lot more to think about when they're purchasing a new vehicle. Safety is definitely a priority during the golden years. So here are a few vehicle options to look for in your next new car, along with a few cars that were ranked highly for seniors.

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Oral Health Is Important For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Oral health is very important for seniors and here are three reasons why. 

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Grandkids as Caregivers - Tips to Help You

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 19, 2018 5:30:00 PM

According to recent studies, 8 percent of all caregivers over the age of 18 are grandchildren caring for their grandparents. More and more young adults are becoming caregivers for their grandparents. AARP states that the 85-plus population is the fastest growing age category. Adults are living longer, which means grandchildren become prime caregiving candidates. 

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3 Awesome Ways Baby Boomers Are Reshaping Retirement

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

One thing is for sure, retirement doesn't look like it used to. This is definitely true for the baby boomers. They are doing some pretty awesome things in their retirement and really shaping that way that retirement is viewed. Here are three ways that they are doing this.

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Basils and Seniors: Meant for Each Other

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

A member of the mint family, basil is one of the healthiest herbs you can grow. It's rich in vitamins A, C, and K, and the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium. It's also full of antioxidants, including essential anthocyanins and flavonoids. Basil is particularly high in the flavonoids zeaxanthin and lutein which, along with vitamin A, helps protect against age-related macular disease (AMRD)

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7 Storm Season Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Apr 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Mother Nature can certainly deliver great and powerful storms that can wreak havoc for a few hours or even a few days. In times of emergency, it's smart to be prepared well beforehand rather than stressing about it while it's happening. By having an action plan for seniors to follow in case of power outages or evacuations, seniors and caregivers can both feel at ease knowing they're taken care of and have a course of action to follow.

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