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Teach Us To Measure Our Days…

 
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Written by Reverend Jim Stinson, Director of Spiritual Life for United Methodist Homes and Consultant on Older Adult Ministry

Fight the Fear of Falling: Tips for Your Aging Loved One

 
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A third of all adults ages 65 or older fall every year. Falls are the top cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Stroke Prevention: Help for Your Aging Loved One

 
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Stroke is one of the country’s leading causes of death, killing nearly 130,000 people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Stroke doesn’t just kill, however; it is also the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. While strokes (which occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced) can occur at any age, stroke risk increases for seniors.

The Benefits of Volunteering at a Senior Living Community

 
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Today's senior living communities rely strongly on volunteers to create meaningful activities and programs for their residents. Volunteers are a vital part of the community, offering their time, talent, and skills to every dimension of life.

4 Weekly Activities to Improve Senior Heart Health

 
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Approximately 715,000 Americans suffer from heart attacks every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease remains the country’s leading cause of death for both men and women.

6 Pieces of Technology Your Aging Seniors Needs

 
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While seniors often feel intimidated or overwhelmed by new technology, many of the latest technological advancements are specifically designed to help enhance the lives of older adults. From the handy FitBit to the lifesaving 5Star Medical Alert Device these technological aids can help your loved one lead a healthier, longer and fuller life.

Daily Tasks: How to Make Them Easier for Your Aging Loved One

 
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Even the most routine daily tasks can become a challenge for aging parents because of impaired fine motor skills and declining cognitive abilities. By implementing strategies around the home, such as mobility devices and memory aids, you can help your loved one transition through these changes while promoting optimal quality of life.

Quick, Nutritious and Easy-to-Prepare Meals for Seniors

 
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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition; in fact, many diseases common among older adults are a direct result of dietary insufficiencies. Making sure that your aging loved has access to balanced meals can be a real challenge for caregivers, especially if mom or dad is living alone.

The Link Between Falling and Alzheimer’s Disease

 
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While there is presently no cure for Alzheimer's disease, doctors have found effective treatments that may be useful in helping to slow the progression of this devastating disease.

The Importance of Keeping Your Aging Senior Active

 
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As you think about the best ways to care for your aging parent or loved one, one of the things you can do that will provide the most benefit in all areas of life is encouraging exercise. Being active can help your aging senior in a wide range of ways, from strengthening social relationships to improving memory and even preventing depression.

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