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How Much Exercise Is Too Much for Seniors?

Physical activity and exercise are essential for maintaining good health and well-being, especially as we age. Regular exercise can improve cardiovascular health, maintain muscle mass, and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain cancers. However, there is a fine line between the right amount of exercise for seniors and overexertion. Too much exercise […]

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10 Great Games for Assisted Living Residents of All Abilities

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Assisted living residents of all abilities can benefit from playing games. Games provide a fantastic way to socialize with other residents, get physical activity, or stimulate the mind. Some great games for assisted living residents include Bingo, Charades, Jigsaw Puzzles, and more. Here are 10 great game ideas for assisted living residents with limited mobility. […]

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Best Vacations for Seniors with Limited Mobility

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Vacation time should be a relaxing, enjoyable experience for everyone. But when you’re older with mobility issues, planning the right activity can be challenging. You need to consider accessibility, available amenities, and many other factors. Fortunately, it can be easy to plan ahead to help your loved one have some fun. If you’re thinking about […]

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What Causes High Potassium Levels in Elderly?

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As we age, our bodies change, and our nutritional needs shift accordingly. One aspect of older adult health that requires careful consideration is the balance of electrolytes, such as potassium. While potassium is essential for proper bodily functions, its levels can become imbalanced, leading to potential health issues. Causes of high potassium levels in elderly […]

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10 Outdoor Activities for Seniors

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As we age, we need hobbies to keep us busy and fulfilled. Retirement communities offer a valuable advantage: the opportunity to participate in activities with fellow residents. Engaging in these communal activities can positively impact both mental and physical well-being, making socialization a vital aspect of the retirement experience. Many communities offer a great selection […]

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The Negative Effects of Elderspeak

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Communication forms the basis of human interaction, a connection that can transcend generations and build lasting relationships. Throughout life, we can find various forms of language and expression, each serving as a conduit for understanding and compassion.  When interacting with older adults and loved ones, it’s essential to have a compassionate approach. However, despite best […]

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What Challenges Do LGBT Seniors Face?

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Not every older adult has the same experience, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) seniors have faced specific challenges in their life that resonate through their retirement years. The world is changing for the better, but LGBTQ+ seniors have stories of stigma that may have affected their whole lives. LGBT seniors face higher […]

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