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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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Seniors and Their Pets

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pets and Seniors Pets provide a great deal of love and companionship, and if you are willing and able to give them the care they need, pets can be a wonderful addition to your home. Read on to learn more about the many benefits of owning a pet and to decide whether or not owning a pet is right for you. The number one benefit of owning a pet as a senior is the companionship. Having a dog or cat that is always at your side is a great th ..

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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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Part 2 - Dementia and Bad Behaviors

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Dementia and Bad Behaviors and Strange and Obsessive Behaviors Con't... Last week we talked about the first 5 “Bad Behaviors” seniors sometimes have once they have been diagnosed with Dementia, today we will be discussing the other 5 which are “Strange and Obsessive Behaviors”. According to Aging.com (https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/bad-behavior-by-elderly-parents-138673.htm) here  ..

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Dementia and the “Bad Behaviors”

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dementia and the “Bad Behaviors” and how you can handle and redirect these problems. "My mother is driving me crazy!" This phrase is uttered (or screamed) by caregivers everywhere who are caring for elderly parents. As if they didn't have enough to do, caregivers often have to deal with bad behavior by their elderly parents. We hear stories from our clients all the time that have stories of demanding elderly parents, personali ..

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Parent's Day Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Parents Day Sunday, July 26th The day aims to promote responsible parenting and to recognize positive parental role models. It celebrates the special bonds of love between parental figures and their children. As our parents age, adult children take on the parental role of aging parents, this is when we begin to worry because our parents are still at home, but maybe a little more forgetful or unable to do the household chores the way they  ..

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