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Four Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors

Falls pose one of the greatest dangers to a senior’s independence and self-sufficiency. More than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. Continue reading

How One Cyclist is Breaking Records at 105

It is possible to stay physically fit, even a competitor, well into your 90’s? Yes, it is and the French amateur cyclist and world-record holder Robert Marchand just proved that. He is 105-years-old and has a higher level of aerobic fitness than most 50-year-olds. Continue reading

5 Things Every Caregiver Should Know About Stroke Care

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Stroke risk increases with age. Continue reading

The Three Biggest Emotional Impacts of Long-Distance Caregiving – and How to Overcome Them

Being a long distance caregiver is rife with conflicting emotions. You can feel the satisfaction of knowing you are doing something good for a loved one while simultaneously feeling guilty because you live so far away. Continue reading

Can Grapes Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s Decline?

A pilot study at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at whether consuming grapes could help fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers, led by Dr. Daniel H. Silverman, worked with people with early memory decline. Continue reading

Dementia Care: How to Care for a Parent at Home

Caring for an aging parent is a complex task, but when dementia is part of the picture, it becomes exponentially more difficult. Continue reading

Three Tips on Communicating with Seniors Who Have Dementia

Dementia is deeply troubling for everyone involved. It is an understatement to say that it is a cruel disease, stealing loved ones away and removing our ability to connect with them – at least as we used to. It is possible to converse with dementia patients and it is possible to enjoy time with them. Continue reading

The Top 5 Healthy Aging Tips You Need to Know

Every human being ages, it’s nature’s course. It’s impossible to stop the tick-tock of the aging clock! However, it is possible to manage our health so that we age as well as possible.   The National Institutes on Aging (NIH) … Continue reading

The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

As a caregiver, you probably hear “Take care of yourself” more often than not. It can seem an impossible task. Caring for an aging loved one is an all-encompassing task on top of your other responsibilities at work and at home. Continue reading

A Quick Breakfast of Champions for Your Loved One

Breakfast is essential for your loved one, and we decided to highlight A Sunflower Seed based breakfast bowl to make the mornings brighter. Continue reading