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New Grants Aim To Bring Alzheimer's Research Closer To Patients

By Megan Ray  |  January 27, 2015

As the sixth-leading cause of death among older adults in the U.S., and with no cure currently on the horizon, Alzheimer's disease and dementia are two ailments that researchers have been tackling for years.  Medical scientists have devoted resources, time and effort to exploring new and effective ways of dealing with the cognitive ailment, from devising more effective drug treatments to refining early detection methods. 

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3 Teas To Soothe Your Sore Throat

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 26, 2015

There are likely a number of illnesses that make their way around your retirement community during cold and flu season, any of which may be accompanied by a sore throat. If you wake up one day with that telltale scratch in your throat, there's not much you can do but wait for your cold to pass. However, there are a number of drinks that can help to ease the discomfort of a sore throat.

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Bedford Court’s Red Hat Society Fundraisers for the Fisher House

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 26, 2015

The Red Hat Society chapter of Bedford Court, MD, participated in their annual holiday fundraiser at the end of 2014 giving our residents a chance to give back. This organization promotes social interaction and bonding among women across the United States, with groups now beginning to form worldwide. “Red Hatters” are primarily women 50 years of age and older and is a rapidly growing community among seniors.

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The Tricks Of A Lifelong Marriage

By Megan Ray  |  January 23, 2015

Every couple wants their marriage to last a lifetime. However, regardless of how long the marriage is, there are a few keys to success that work time and again. These factors can help a couple stay together no matter what life throws at them. Consider these senior living tips to help your marriage last for an eternity.

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7 Ways To Raise Alzheimer's Awareness

By Tim Watt  |  January 23, 2015

Many adults are affected by Alzheimer's disease all over the world, and Canada is no exception. The Alzheimer's Association noted that internationally, 44 million people currently have dementia, which is more than the entire population of Canada. Since January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Canada, it's important that everyone gets involved. Consider these activities that help raise awareness in your town or retirement community

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Why You're Never Too Old For Cervical Cancer Screenings

By Julia Little  |  January 23, 2015

Many adults know the importance of regular mammograms, cancer screenings and other preventive measures intended to fend off chronic illness. But as people get older, it can be easy for these regular appointments to slip through the cracks. Whether due to a physical limitation such as lack of access to a screening service or merely the belief that such measures aren't as important for seniors, older adults can, in many cases, let their preventive screenings lapse. New research, however, has determined that regular cancer screenings for seniors could provide significant medical benefits.

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Are Seniors Facing a Medication Crisis?

By Julia Little  |  January 22, 2015

As we age, there are an increasing number of chronic health problems that we may become susceptible to. In addition to more senior-specific chronic issues like Alzheimer's disease and dementia, other conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes can create ongoing health risks. For this reason, medication can play a significant role in proper senior care. Unfortunately, many older adults may have difficulty adhering to prescribed medication schedules. As caregivers, it's essential that seniors follow their medication directions as closely as possible to best treat existing conditions, as well as preventing additional complications.

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Sunrise Sponsors “I’ll Be Me” Film Screening

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  January 22, 2015

On Jan. 15, Sunrise Senior Living proudly sponsored a private film screening of “I’ll Be Me” in Washington, DC, at the Motion Picture Association of America. The documentary highlights award-winning musician Glen Campbell’s inspiring journey as he and his family experience the emotional battle with Alzheimer’s. Glen Campbell is a prominent figure in entertainment known for his incredible success in the country music industry, as well as appearances hosting television shows and staring in movies. The documentary captures his “good bye tour” after going public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011.

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