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March News – Be AWake to Memory Care

Be AWake to Memory Care Get Better Organized! If you put things in their proper places, they will be there when you look for them. Car keys, for example, should go back on the key holder, the drawer, your purse or wherever you decide the proper place for them. Always put them there and they […]

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February News: Respiratory and Lung Health

Your Lungs Change with Age The lungs have two main functions. One is to get oxygen from the air into the body. The other is to remove carbon dioxide from the body. Oxygen is needed by the body to work properly. Carbon dioxide is a waste gas the body produces when it uses oxygen. Changes […]

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January News: Fall Prevention

Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent a fall especially for seniors. A fall can spell big trouble. It can land you squarely in the hospital and reduce your independence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of seniors age 65 and older suffer a fall every year. Many suffer […]

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December News – Troublesome Insomnia

Older Adults Experience Insomnia According to the National Sleep Foundation, 44% of older persons experience one or more nighttime symptoms of insomnia several nights per week. Insomnia may be chronic (lasting over one month) or acute (lasting a few days or weeks). Insomnia can take a toll on a person’s health. Insomnia can cause excessive […]

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November News – Healthy Holiday Eating

Salty Snack Alert Curb Your Salt Intake Some salt is necessary to maintain the proper balance of body fluids. But too much salt is not good especially for senior. Too much salt causes the kidneys to retain water which increases blood volume and blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake! This can help fend off heart […]

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October News: Does Counting Carbs Scare You?

Dangerous Diabetes Counting carbs can help people with diabetes have high blood sugar. Having diabetes means the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective to control the level of sugar in the blood. Tricks or Treats? It can be tricky, but your diabetes can be managed with diet, exercise and […]

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September News: Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month. Getting older has enough frustrations. You don’t have to tolerate the effects of aging like worry and stress, poor memory and bone loss. Are You Aging Well? If you don’t have Alzheimer’s, then you can improve your memory. Avoid other aging problems by keeping good bone health and reducing stress […]

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August News: Flu Is Here. Beat The Bug!

Beat The Bug! Get A Flu Shot Early. The flu season is always unpredictable. Generally, it starts in September and peaks during the months from October through February.  One thing is sure. Get a flu shot to protect yourself from getting the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual influenza vaccination for […]

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July News: The Skinny on Sunscreen

Get The Skinny On Sunscreen     Always use sunscreen with a “sun protective factor” (SPF) 15 or higher when exposed to the sun and wind. This will reduce your skin cancer risk. Protect yourself from the ultraviolet rays of the sun especially between 10 am and 4 pm. How Does Sunscreen Work? Sunscreen works […]

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June News: Be PAIN FREE Today!

Ouch! We’ve all experienced that unpleasant sensation of pain. Pain ranges from mild, localized discomfort to agony. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. It may be contained to a discrete area as an injury, or more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Whether acute or chronic, pain can last more than 6 […]

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