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Understanding the Veterans Aid & Attendance Program

Understanding the Veterans Aid & Attendance Program

Veterans of the United States Military and their spouses may be eligible for life-long care benefits as a result of the services they provided and sacrifices they endured for their country. The Veterans Aid and Attendance pension program ensures that those who served in the military and their spouses are free from the worries of financial burdens of long-term care, making supportive care services more affordable for seniors who are eligible for these benefits.

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Having The Conversation About Dementia & Driving

Having The Conversation About Dementia & Driving

For caregivers and family members who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, one of the biggest concerns is safety. Keeping your loved one out of harm’s way and ensuring they do not harm anyone else becomes one of the top priorities as their disease progresses. This makes it necessary for safety and security measures to be put into place in order for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia to maintain their sense of independence but still be safe....

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Get Up & Get Moving: Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Get Up & Get Moving: Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

While many seniors like to be active, it can become harder as they age as a result of various health and body restrictions. As many exercise programs can tend to be strenuous, seniors can have trouble finding classes and programs to fit their needs. However, there are still options for seniors who either desire or require a form of low-impact yet effective exercise in order to stay fit and improve their overall well-being for the long term.

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Therapeutic Gardening

Health Benefits of Therapeutic Gardening

Therapeutic gardening, also known as horticulture therapy, is an activity that is spreading like a weed among seniors – with good reason. As anyone who loves nature will tell you, spending time in the sunshine, feeling the wind and stopping to smell the flowers can positively impact the mind and body holistically and provide seniors with natural pain and stress relief, as well as social engagement. Green thumb or not, therapeutic gardening can provide seniors with a wide array...

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Controlling Diabetes with Diet & Exercise

Controlling Diabetes with Diet & Exercise

Diabetes is a widespread problem in America with 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes each year and even more left undiagnosed. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), out of 29.1 million Americans with diabetes in 2012, only 21 million were diagnosed. Out of those who were ages 45 to 64, 13.4 million had diabetes and 11.2 million of those 65 and older were also affected...

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