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How Anesthesia Can Impact Safe Driving Abilities in Older Adults

June 18, 2024

As our population continues to age, more and more seniors undergo surgical procedures requiring anesthesia, which can pose hidden challenges to their cognitive functioning and, by extension, their ability to drive safely after surgery.   Cognitive Risks Associated with Anesthesia Research has consistently shown that older adults are at a higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) and delirium, which can affect memory, attention, and problem-solving skills​, all of which are cognitive attributes required for ...

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Journey Through Loss and Grief

June 12, 2024

Loss and grief are inevitable parts of life, but for our beloved seniors, navigating through these emotions can be particularly challenging. As they journey through their golden years, they often face the loss of spouses, friends, siblings, and sometimes even their own health. In such times, compassionate support becomes of utmost importance. Here, we discuss how we can extend a caring hand to our seniors as they cope with loss and grief. First and foremost ...

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Parkinson's Disease - Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

April 17, 2024

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder primarily affecting movement. Named after the British physician James Parkinson, who first described its symptoms in 1817, PD is characterized by a variety of motor and non-motor symptoms that can significantly impact an individual's quality of life. Here are some of the most important aspects to understand about Parkinson's Disease: Symptoms: The hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's Disease include tremors, bradykinesia (slowed movement), rigidity ...

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A Guide To Choosing The Right Senior Living Community

February 3, 2024

As seniors embark on the next chapter of their lives, exploring senior living communities becomes an important consideration. A range of options are available, from independent living to assisted living and memory care to smaller, more homelike care homes, all of which provide tailored care and support. Choosing the right senior living community involves thoughtful consideration of various factors, including location, amenities, affordability, and whether the level of care provided meets the needs of the ...

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Lifelong Treasure: The Importance of Maintaining Friendships in Our Senior Years

January 15, 2024

As we journey through life, the importance of friendships becomes increasingly evident, especially as we approach our senior years. These cherished connections have a profound impact on our emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Yet, it's common for people to focus more on family and personal responsibilities as they age, often unintentionally neglecting their friendships. In this blog post, we'll explore the numerous reasons why maintaining friendships in our senior years is essential for ...

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Four signs it may be time to consider Assisted Living for your senior loved one

January 4, 2024

It's a difficult decision to make, but sometimes it becomes clear that our older loved ones need more care than we can provide at home. If you're struggling with the decision of whether or not to place your parent or spouse in an assisted living facility, this blog post is for you. Here are some signs that it might be time to start considering assisted living. 1. Are simple activities becoming difficult? Assisted ...

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Lifelong Treasure: The Importance of Maintaining Friendships in Our Senior Years

October 9, 2023

As we journey through life, the importance of friendships becomes increasingly evident, especially as we approach our senior years. These cherished connections have a profound impact on our emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Yet, it's common for people to focus more on family and personal responsibilities as they age, often unintentionally neglecting their friendships. In this blog post, we'll explore the numerous reasons why maintaining friendships in our senior years is essential for ...

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Preventing Caregiver Burnout: A Guide to Caring for Senior Loved Ones

September 29, 2023

Caring for senior loved ones can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but  can also be physically and emotionally draining. The responsibilities that come with caregiving, such as providing physical assistance, managing medications, and offering emotional support, can take a toll on caregivers over time, leading to what is known as caregiver burnout. In this blog post, we'll explore the signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout and provide practical tips on how to avoid ...

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Creating an Age-Friendly Home: Design Tips for Senior Living

August 30, 2023

As we age, our living environment plays a crucial role in maintaining independence, safety, and overall well-being. By making thoughtful design modifications, we can create an age-friendly home that caters to the unique needs and challenges of seniors. In this blog post, we will explore various design considerations and practical tips that can transform a house, senior living, or assisted living apartment into a safe and comfortable haven for seniors, enabling them to live independently ...

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Nurturing Cognitive Health: Strategies to Maintain Independence and Quality of Life for Seniors

July 4, 2023

Cognitive health plays a pivotal role in maintaining independence, quality of life, and overall well-being for seniors. As we age, it becomes increasingly important to adopt strategies that promote brain health and preserve cognitive function. In this blog post, we will explore various approaches to nurturing cognitive health in seniors, including engaging in mental exercises, utilizing brain-training apps, adopting a healthy diet, and fostering social engagement. By incorporating these strategies into daily life, seniors can ...

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