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What Seniors and Caregivers Should Know About Glaucoma

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Did you know glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness? Or that 3 million Americans have it? Those facts are scary in and of themselves, but what’s more concerning is that half of the people who have glaucoma are completely unaware of it. Let us paraphrase, 1.5 million Americans are blindly (no pun intended) going about their day with no idea they are slowly losing their vision. The good news is – you can change this! What is Glaucoma? For those who don’t know, glaucoma is a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve (the optic…

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5 Ways to Hack Your Aging Memory

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Your memory plays an important role in nearly every aspect of your life. From recognizing your friends to showing up to work on time, you have your ability to remember things to thank. Unfortunately, memory is one of the many things that declines with age – and while this may be difficult to hear, it is likely not as bad as you think. The memory loss you  experience as you age will most likely be minor, and there are many tricks you can use to make the loss far less of a burden. How Does Memory Work? Before you learn how to…

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How to Set Goals in Your Senior Years

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When you ask someone about their New Year’s resolutions you will typically get one of two types of responses: Laughter, accompanied by a few reasons why they think New Year’s resolutions are a joke. Excitement, often combined with a long list of ambitious goals. No matter how you decide to answer this question, a new year is quickly approaching and many of you will find it hard NOT to wonder if 2018 is going to be YOUR year. Will this be the year you will finally lose the extra weight you’ve been carrying? Will you finally learn a second language? Or perhaps your intentions are far less complicated…

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Why Is It So Hard To Age With Dignity?

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Aging with dignity has been a recent topic of interest, especially among our rapidly aging population. Most of us can agree dignified aging should be considered a basic human right, yet there are still many Americans who feel they are denied this “right.” This begs the question – why? If the majority of us want our aging loved ones to live out the remainder of their lives with the dignity and respect they deserve, why is it so unattainable? What Are The Challenges? There are many ideas as to why our older loved ones are denied the right to age with dignity, but the…

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5 Tips to Make the Holidays Easier for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be difficult no matter what time of the year it is; while the holidays can be stressful regardless of whether you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or not! Trying to juggle both of these stressors at the same time can be enough to make you think about skipping holiday festivities altogether. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. With proper planning and prioritizing, you can make the holidays enjoyable for you and the person you are caring for. Here are 5 tips to make the holidays easier for Alzheimer’s caregivers. 1….

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