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Spirituality & Wellness for Those with Dementia

While it is often thought that spirituality has to do mainly with religion, there are many other less obvious aspects of spirituality. Spirituality is also defined as wellness of the mind, body and soul. It is where we find our meaning, where we feel connected and goes beyond what can be seen. Religion, however, is an established set of beliefs, rules, rituals and traditions. Religion defines what is right and wrong, true and false. Both spirituality and religion focus on our individual...

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Making a Supportive Care Community Feel Like Home

Making a Supportive Care Community Feel Like Home

When moving to an unfamiliar, new area, one of the biggest concerns that seniors have is that it won’t feel like home. As many seniors want to stay in their family homes as long as possible, it’s understandable that this is one of their biggest issues. So it is important to do what you can to help your loved one feel at home at their new supportive care community.

According to Sue Sunderland, Executive Director at The Bridges at Warwick, a senior...

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Aging and Eye Disease in Seniors

Aging and Eye Disease in Seniors

As seniors age, they are at an increased risk of developing an eye disease. Whether it is a struggle with low vision, cataracts, glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can show up with little to no notice. Out of older adults over the age of 50, more than 2 million have age-related macular degeneration, according to AARP’s article titled the “3 Eye Diseases...

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How to Prevent Your Loved One from Wandering

How to Prevent Your Loved One from Wandering

As those with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia progress to the middle stages of their disease, many changes occur. At these middle stages, they begin to have trouble  remembering family member’s names, what day it is or when certain events occurred. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at least six out of ten people with dementia will begin to wander, sometimes getting lost or...

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Hearing Loss in Seniors

Hearing Loss in Seniors: Hearing Aid Options & What to Ask your Audiologist

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 17 percent of American adults report being affected by a hearing impairment. Breaking it down by age means that 18 percent of American adults from 45-64 are affected, 30 percent from 65-74 years old are affected and 47 percent of those ages 75 and up are affected by a hearing impairment. That is a large percentage when you...

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