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PTSD Awareness Month

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

PTSD Awareness Month PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. When you see the letters PTSD, where does your mind go? What type of person do you picture? Most likely you think of a Veteran who served in Vietnam, or Iraq, maybe one of the hundreds of men and women who were part of the search and rescue after 9/11. When I think of PTSD I ima ..

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GoFundMe For WWII Veteran Claude and his wife Dorothy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This fundraiser is for a sweet couple, WWII Veteran, Claude and Dorothy Cravens, they are 88 and 86 respectively, they have been married for over 63 years and have spent the last 35 years in the same home. About 10 years ago Dorothy was diagnosed with Dementia and Claude became her primary caregiver and has been doing so ever since. Claude has done his best to take care of Dorothy and their home, but he himself is getting old and is n ..

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Choosing A Good Nursing Home

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Choosing A Good Nursing Home When making the decision to move a loved one into a nursing home there are many questions and it can become overwhelming! There are some basic questions you can ask and signs to look for to ensure your loved one will be in a safe, friendly, caring environment. 1. How does the food look and taste? Dining with your parent in the nursing home cafeteria is a great way not only to bolster your parent&rsq ..

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Alzheimer’s and Music

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Alzheimer’s and Music Melody vs. Malady: The Benefits of Music for Alzheimer’s Patients In the world of Alzheimer’s research, a wide range of methods of treating the disease have been tested, ranging from the logical to the unorthodox. Falling somewhere in the middle of that spectrum is the activity of listening to music, which has recently been shown to benefit Alzheimer’s patients in ..

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Healthy Aging Month

Thursday, September 17, 2015

September is Healthy Aging Month and it is important no matter what your age that you are living a healthy lifestyle, and if you are not, TODAY is the day to start! Here are 10 Tips for Reinventing Yourself during September Is Healthy Aging® Month: Do not act your age or at least what you think your current age should act like. What was your best year so far? 28? 40? Now? Picture yourself at that age and be it. Some people may ..

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Cholesterol Awareness Month

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cholesterol Awareness Month September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month and it is important for everyone to be aware of what cholesterol is, how it works in your body, and what foods to avoid and what foods to eat to keep the bad cholesterol away and the good cholesterol here to stay! Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke and is the leading cause of death in the  ..

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UTI and Seniors

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

UTI and Seniors For an adult aged twenty to sixty, a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) can be a painful, uncomfortable experience, but with proper medication and treatment it will be gone within a few days. For a senior, it is a very different experience; an elderly UTI rarely causes such clear symptoms and might not involve pain or discomfort at all. "As you get older your immune response changes; it's part of normal aging," says Anna Trein ..

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Immunization and the Elderly

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Immunization and the Elderly As National Immunization Month comes to a close, it is important to remember that seniors need to make sure they are keeping up on what immunizations they should have to protect themselves. A weak immune system can lead to serious health problems. All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pasFacebook (https://www.facebook.com/aseniorconnection ..

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BEST OF THE BEST

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A Senior Connection was Voted BEST OF THE BEST for Senior Services!! Thank you to all that voted!!!  ..

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Asian American Elderly Population

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Asian American Elderly Population Today, California is home to 40 percent of all Asian Americans. The 2000 census showed that the majority of Cambodian (84, 559), Laotian (65,058), Hmong (71,741), and Vietnamese (484,023) refugees to the United States settled in California. Although Southeast Asians have been in California for a relatively short time, they have become well established. Entrepreneurs own businesses, such as the market and  ..

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