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Talking with an Older Adult About Their Fitness for Driving

The issue of older driver safety is complicated. While some may think age should be the primary determinant in deciding when to hang up the keys, the reality is more complex. An active eighty-year-old may be much safer behind the wheel of a car than a sixty-five-year-old with medical issues.

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Resident Poet Serves as a Shining Light at Sunrise of Dix Hills, NY

The kindness and acceptance of peers can be invaluable to all of us, especially as we make major life changes. At many Sunrise Senior Living communities, resident ambassadors fill the important role of greeting visitors and helping new residents feel welcome in their new home.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Older Adults

As we head into the holiday season, you may be wondering what gift to buy for a senior in your life. Whether your loved one lives in a private home or an assisted living community, finding the perfect present for someone who seems to have everything isn’t easy.

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Should You Sell a Parent's Home Before or After a Move to Senior Living?

One of the decisions you will need to make once an aging parent decides to move to a senior living community is when to sell their home. Should you wait until their move is complete? Or sell the house first? While there is no right or wrong answer, each has pros and cons.

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Sleep Apnea and Senior Health

Sleep problems are all too common among older adults. Insomnia is frequently cited. It can have a variety of causes, such as a sedentary lifestyle and medication side effects. Another sleep problem that sometimes goes undiagnosed is sleep apnea. This condition can have serious side effects.

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Is There a Genetic Link to Alzheimer's Disease?

If you watched a parent or other family elder struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, you’ve likely wondered if you’re at higher risk for developing it. That’s an understandable concern.

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Working with Siblings to Care for an Aging Parent

Working in conjunction with siblings to care for a parent can be rewarding and challenging. Families often find it provides opportunities to reconnect and reminisce. For some, it’s the first time in years everyone has been together.

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Nutrition and Eye Health

Older adults are at higher risk for vision problems than their younger counterparts. From a detached retina to glaucoma, some age-related vision changes might be unavoidable. Others, however, may be prevented or delayed with good nutrition.

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