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Geriatric Diabetes

As people age, the risk for Type 2 diabetes increases. According to the American Diabetes Association , one in four people over the age of 60 have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult-onset diabetes, occurs when your body, specifically the pancreas, does not produce enough insulin to allow your body to convert glucose into energy. Without...
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The Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Pets can bring so much joy to our lives. There is nothing like the excitement of a wagging tail to greet you at the door or the comfort of snuggling down with a purring cat. Many people lovingly refer to them as their "furbabies", providing a high level of care and indulgence to their pets. Whether you are a dog person, a cat person, or fond of ano...
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National Assisted Living Week

"Family isn't always blood, it's the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what." Those heart-warming words are attributed to the late poet Maya Angelou. We can all find truth in her statement, whether this espousal of love make...
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Why Sleep is Important for Seniors

Let's face it, we all love a great night's sleep, and with fall on the way, the prospect of snuggling down under a warm comforter for a restful night of ZZZZZs is very enticing. Sleep is important for people of all ages for a myriad of reasons that are all linked to our overall health and well-being. According to the National Sleep Foundation , mor...
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Senior Living Options

As members of the Baby Boom generation age, the demand increases for reliable information about senior living and healthcare options. There are numerous choices for the care of an elderly loved one. Let's take a look at some of the options. Staying at Home Many older adults would say that staying at home and living independently as long as possible...
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