Month: February 2018

February Is American Heart Month: Heart-Healthy Tips For Seniors

We often associate the month of February with hearts because of Valentine’s Day. However, there’s another reason we should think about hearts in February; it’s American Heart Month. February is designated as American Heart Month to advocate cardiovascular health and raise awareness about heart disease. American Heart Month is a wonderful opportunity to focus our …

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Random Acts Of Kindness Week: Ways To Bring Simple Joy And Happiness To Your Elderly Loved Ones

As our loved ones age, and perhaps require assisted living or in-home care, what we often forget that they also need to feel wanted, useful, loved, and cherished. We shouldn’t need a national holiday to be kind to each other, but every little reminder helps us reconnect to the people around us. This week is …

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Understanding Sundowner’s Syndrome And How It Affects Those Living With Alzheimer’s

For many elderly people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, the time of day where the sun starts to set can be extremely difficult.  During sunset, you might find that your loved one has increased memory loss, confusion, and agitation – or even may become unusually angry. The occurrence of sadness, fear, and other mood …

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Seasonal Affective Disorder In Those With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia

As we continue through winter, we often find that throughout this season many of us feel a bit blue due to the lack of sunshine, cold weather and being stuck inside for months.  And whether you are a caregiver or a senior living with Alzheimer’s disease, the long winter months can impact your emotional well-being. Feeling a …

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