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Through the looking glass: A Deeper Understanding of Dementia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Through the looking glass A Deeper Understanding of Dementia Working in the senior placement industry I deal with seniors every day, over the phone, in person, through email and texting, I feel through my interactions and spending time with the elderly population that I have a good idea of what a senior goes through on a daily basis. BOY WAS I WRONG! A few weeks ago my colleagues and I had the opportunity to experience what it feels l ..

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Making Your Home Safer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Making Your Home Safer Independence is important to everyone, starting the day they take their first step. The feeling of freedom and having the ability to do and go anywhere is wonderful! However, as we age, we begin to lose our freedoms and even being in our own homes can become unsafe. Nearly 90% of individuals over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, according to a research report by the National Conference of S ..

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Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 1)…

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Summertime in Sacramento for Seniors (Part 1)… Events, Classes, Music, Theater, and more… Just because we are a little older, and maybe do not move as quickly, doesn’t mean there are not plenty of things we can still do! Sacramento is home to a wide variety of places and events that are geared towards seniors, and those that incorporate people of every age! We have decided to help put some of those events and plac ..

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Mental Health and Older Adults

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Mental Health and Older Adults As science and technology have advanced, the average lifespan has increased. Globally, the population is ageing rapidly. Between 2015 and 2050, the percentage of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double, from 12 percent to 22 percent. Along with an increase in our elderly population and the fact that people are living longer lives, mental health and emotional well-being are as important  ..

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Today is the 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day!! Today over 100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., as we celebrate the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. This event is always the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness D ..

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What Your Eyes Say about Senior Health

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What Your Eyes Say about Senior Health May is Healthy Vision Month and making sure you have regular checkups is important at every age, but as a senior there are numerous complications that can arise if you do not get your eyes checked frequently. Senior eye health depends on awareness and early diagnosis of potential problems. Elderly vision loss, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are among the most common issues affecting se ..

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Arthritis Awareness

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Arthritis Awareness The number one cause of disability in the United States is arthritis, which is a disease that affects more than 50 million Americans. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. Statistics from The Arthritis Foundation: Nearly 53 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis; that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. Almost 300,000 babie ..

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Patient Safety Awareness

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Patient Safety Awareness Patient safety is a public health issue. One in 10 patients develops a health care acquired condition during hospitalization. Medical error causes the death of 44,000 to 98,000 hospital patients a year. Work is being done at the federal, state and local levels to address these issues but it takes all of us within the care continuum to stand united. According to United for Patients Safety &ldq ..

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Aging and your skin

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Aging and your skin Everyone ages differently. Your skins age can depend on many different factors, such as, your time in the sun, your diet, and your environment, but it also depends on your skin color. Dermatologists say there are six types of skin color, with type I being the lightest and type VI being very dark. The reason for the difference in skin tone is due to the level of melanin in their skin, which protects them from the sun. P ..

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February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects over 15 million adults over the age of 50. Macular degeneration is a progressive, usually painless disease that affects the macula, the spot on the retina at the back of the eye responsible for central vision, causing central vision to blur, but leaving peripheral vision intact. To understand how AMD affects your vision. Take your left hand and cover ..

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