Practical Ways to Relieve Senior Caregiver Stress

To say that we live in a high-stress society would be an understatement. We all suffer from one form of stress or another, but senior caregivers tend to get more than their fair share of it. Even though they acclimatize to dealing with higher levels of stress than most people, eventually they will succumb to […]

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Five Fitness and Wellness Programs Covered by Medicare

There is a phrase in Latin, “Mens sana in corpore sano.” It translates into “healthy mind in a healthy body,” and was a popular phrase in Roman Times. The Romans weren’t the first to make the correlation between fitness and health, but they knew that the best way to live well and long was to […]

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Protecting Seniors from Fraud

Growing old is never easy. As we age, our health suffers, our physical functions deteriorate, and our mental acuity can be impacted. Seniors may also have to deal with the increasing scourge of criminal scams and fraud directed towards them. These scams can have a terrible impact on the victims, aside from the financial loss, such […]

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2017 Stanislaus County Senior Report

The 2017 Stanislaus County Senior Report makes for interesting, if alarming, reading. It provides a comprehensive study of the county’s seniors ages 60 and older, with the main point of interest being the health and wellbeing of this vulnerable demographic. To get a clear picture, the report has studied several factors, including the physical and mental […]

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Understanding Dementia: Separating Fact from Fiction

Being diagnosed with dementia is one of those situations we pray we never encounter. The ramifications of dementia on the person afflicted and their family can be severe. Loved ones often feel helpless as they’re forced to watch someone they love change as the different stages of dementia take their toll. This is the reason […]

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Music’s Power to Unlock Memories

The healing power of music is something we have all heard discussed or experienced. Music can lift our spirits, wring emotions from our hearts, and touch us deeply and fundamentally in a way that transcends the physical world. This phenomenon isn’t new. People have always known that music can affect our state of mind. Shamans […]

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A Dog’s Life: How One Doctor Learned More About Elderly Care

Dealing with dementia can be challenging, but what can be even more difficult, and frustrating, is the way that society deals with the elderly as they begin to develop dementia. Similarly, it’s difficult for health care providers to care for the elderly exhibiting dementia, especially when society tends to oversimplify the situation. This frustration, coupled […]

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How the Sense of Touch Can Affect Health and Wellness in Seniors

Humans are social beings. We need to communicate, talk, listen, touch, and be touched by others.These are basic human needs that are essential for us all, regardless of age, sex, and state of mind. Caring for people means touching them, not only emotionally, but physically as well. This is a basic premise that we all […]

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