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Immune Boosting Nutrition Tips

Nutrients found in foods can help boost our immune systems and provide our bodies with extra protection. That being said, it is not guaranteed that any of the foods will actually prevent you from ever becoming sick. However, here are just a few foods that can give us a little help in staying healthy! Carrots, Read More

How to Talk to an Aging Parent About the Future

It’s easy to assume everything is going well for your parent as he or she ages. After all, if they’ve been getting along for decades without any major health issues, you might think that’s exactly what the future holds as well. While we all hope our parents won’t face any health difficulties, it’s important to Read More

How to Live Well in a Smaller Space

Studio apartments are most often linked to young adults without children. But there is another generation that is now choosing studio apartments. With the senior population on the rise, more people are reaping the benefits of downsizing and living a better life in a smaller space. The Benefits Often times older adults are not able Read More

Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care: What You Need to Know

When it’s time to choose between in-home care and assisted living, it’s important to consider what’s best for a senior’s health, happiness and safety. This choice usually arises once a senior has experienced a noticeable change in behavior or health that affects his or her ability to live completely independently. In situations like these, living Read More

Wellness Coordinator helps to improve quality of care in Memory Care

Occupational therapist helps those with dementia by adapting environments and tailoring care, to maximize independence and well-being. “Wellness Coordinator” sounds like a very broad job description, but in reality, it’s a very precise and effective tool when it comes to improving life in a memory care setting. “Improving life” sounds like a huge job, but Read More

Thanksgiving Tips & Healthful Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

As we approach the holidays, we realize how much we have to be thankful for in our lives. Thanksgiving in my house growing up usually involved us traveling to see family. My grandpa was a great cook and would always make the turkey just right! For me, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. Nowadays, my Read More

Brain Games for Dementia Patients: Keeping a Sharp Mind

No matter your age, mental stimulation from playing games is a great way to keep your mind sharp. For those living with dementia, games provide an outlet to expand creativity, enhance mental acuteness and in some cases, preserve memory-based skills. While more research is necessary, there is some evidence that shows staying mentally active reduces Read More