Senior Care

Holidays: The Importance of Joy for Seniors

A popular topic nowadays, is the importance of being happy. For people of all ages, happiness breeds many good things, such as good health, concentration and success. Let’s look a little deeper than happiness. What is the difference between happiness and deep joy? And what is the importance of joy for seniors?   Happiness and…

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Healthy Eating for Seniors: Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month

Healthy eating for seniors is a broad topic. We discussed in an earlier post whether “a little bit of what you like does you good” fits into a senior lifestyle. Now, let’s look at root vegetables and exotic fruits for seniors, in honor of the National Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month.   Get to…

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Handwashing Awareness Week: An Easy Step Towards Senior Health

Washing your hands applies at so many points in the day. National Handwashing Awareness Week comes to highlight the importance of this simple, yet essential aspect of hygiene.   Handwashing Awareness Week This important awareness week, always falls in the first full week of December. It cousin, Global Handwashing Day  was inaugurated in 2008 by…

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Being a Senior Living with PTSD

Seniors have the privilege of having lived for many years. Seniors have had full lives, sometimes including challenging events. Events that were extremely traumatic may have caused a person to acquire the condition known as PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Are you a senior living with PTSD?   What is PTSD? We go through…

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Your Gift for National Family Health History Day

We are going to discuss today what may be the greatest and most unique gift that you can give your family this November!  Your gift for National Family Health History Day, we suggest, could be a family health history record. As people gather round the table for Thanksgiving Day, this November, there is a double…

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World Antibiotics Awareness Week and Seniors: Use Antibiotics with Awareness

It is World Antibiotics Awareness Week and seniors and professionals are taking a refresher. The topic is antibiotic resistance. Let’s begin with a quiz question. What is the connection between “30%” and “use of antibiotics”? The answer is: the CDC says that at least thirty percent of the antibiotics prescribed for patient outside of hospitals…

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

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Healthy Eating for Seniors to Avoid Reflux – GERD Awareness Week

Healthy eating for seniors is a fun project. You get to eat carrots and broccoli. But the difference is that now you are choosing to be healthful, and you are making the healthier food choices.  Healthy eating for seniors to avoid reflux takes you one step further.   When you were younger, eating healthy might…

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Senior Health Tips for the Winter Season: Decongestants and Alternatives

Winter is really here, with cooler weather and risk of respiratory infections. Choosing a good decongestant is, for many seniors, one of the first health purchases of the winter season. Senior health tips for the winter season abound, as every person wants to go through the winter in good health. Curing infectious disease often becomes…

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Senior Living: Can Fashion-Loving Senior Ladies Wear Heels?

To write about wearing high-heeled shoes for senior ladies, really does feel like playing the devil’s advocate. However, ladies who love to wear high-heeled shoes, and who are seniors do exist! Raise your hands, fashion-loving senior ladies! Three cheers for fashion-loving senior ladies! Here’s to ladies who are proud of their age, yet take the…

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