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Maintaining Bone Health While Aging

Maintaining Bone Health While Aging

Osteoporosis is a common problem that many seniors face as bones become less dense with aging. This can make bones more susceptible to fracture or breaks and slower to heal afterward. However, there are many ways that aging adults can fight back against osteoporosis by making simple changes in their diet and lifestyle. Eat a Well-Balanced Diet Diet plays an important role in bone strength. In addition to calcium and vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin B12, protein, magnesium, and other nutrients are also important. That means eating a diet that is rich is whole foods so the body gets nutrients...

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Advantages of Family Caregivers in Senior Care

Advantages of Family Caregivers in Senior Care

As seniors age, it is not uncommon for them to require additional help. This is even truer if they experience signs of dementia or develop challenges with mobility. Family members want what is best for their loved ones to help them thrive and live a high-quality life. While a nursing home or assisted living is appropriate for some seniors, many are not quite ready for this level of care yet. Family caregiving can support seniors in aging in place more safely and comfortably. Loved ones are able to slowly take on more responsibilities as their aging parent’s needs change. Seniors may opt...

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Helping Seniors Find the Right Recreational Activities for Their Needs

Helping Seniors Find the Right Recreational Activities for Their Needs

Recreational activities can be a great way for seniors to stay active and engaged. Whether continuing with an existing hobby or exploring something new, they can strengthen their physical and mental abilities. Getting older doesn’t have to mean sitting around playing bingo, though it can be a fun way to stay mentally sharp by quickly scanning multiple cards to find the number called. There is a plethora of activities available for seniors to meet a variety of interests and ability levels. Getting involved in different groups or activities can keep things interesting and provide more opportunities for socialization as well. Here are...

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6 Ways Seniors Can Ward Off the Winter Blues

6 Ways Seniors Can Ward Off the Winter Blues

Winter can be a tough time because the daylight hours are shorter, temperatures are colder, and days are often drearier. Being stuck inside can make anyone feel more depressed and anxious. Plus, seniors may feel down around the holidays thinking about loved ones they’ve lost along the way. But there are plenty of ways to boost your mood and fight back against the winter blues.  Get outside.Bundle up and enjoy the crisp air and sunlight even if just for a little bit. It can be a refreshing change of scenery and remind you of the beauty of nature. If you...

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Would You Recognize Signs Your Aging Parent Needs More Help?

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Would You Recognize Signs Your Aging Parent Needs More Help?

Changes with aging can come on slowly. One day your elderly parent may seem fine, but then you begin to notice they’re a little more forgetful or unsteady on their feet. It can be difficult for seniors to admit and accept that they need help. They often view it as a loss of independence and don’t want to rely on someone to do things they feel they should be able to do themselves. Recognizing that your aging parent could benefit from assistance around the home can allow you to get them the help they need to remain as safe and...

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