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4 Ways to Stay Happy and Healthy When You Are Self-Isolating or Social Distancing

While remaining isolated is not something typically encouraged for seniors, there are times when it’s a must. The rapidly spreading outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, is one such time.

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Tips for Family Caregivers During a Pandemic

Family caregivers often find themselves navigating unchartered waters. Some learn how to change dressings on a senior’s wound after surgery, while others master tasks like grooming and bathing. Adult children may even learn how to protect a loved one’s dignity when dementia is trying to rob them of it. The newest challenge for family caregivers is among the most serious— the novel coronavirus.

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Sunrise Communities Continue to Support Residents, Families during COVID-19 Pandemic

Sunrise continues to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and the health and well-being of our residents and team members remains our absolute top priority. Sunrise leaders are closely monitoring the constant flow of updates from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and other government and health authorities to continue supporting our communities. We have enacted several changes to our operating procedures in order to help keep our residents and team members safe.

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Promoting Equality on International Women's Day

On March 8, Sunrise Senior Living and other organizations around the world joined forces to shine the spotlight on International Women’s Day (IWD). This awareness day encourages all people to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias, and take action for equality, according to the IWD website.

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What Seniors Should Know About Medigap Insurance

Older adults nearing retirement age are sometimes surprised to learn that Medicare doesn’t cover all of their medical expenses. While it does ease the burden of health care costs, the costs that aren’t covered can quickly add up.

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Vision Loss in Seniors?

Changes in vision are more common with aging. The need for eyeglasses increases as we age, especially readers, but a surprising number of other vision issues are also more prevalent. Research shows that one in three people will have some form of vision loss by the age of 65.

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The Parkinson's Outcome Project

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that affects over 1 million people in the United States. Most common in men over the age of 60, PD often develops in adults with a family history of the disease.

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Learning More About Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Model, restauranteur, and lifestyle maven B. Smith lost her battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s this week. Smith was well-known for being a fabulous cook and charming entertainer. When she lost her train of thought during a live demonstration on the TODAY Show in 2013, she feared the forgetfulness that had been plaguing her might be something more serious than the result of a hectic life. Her physician soon confirmed those suspicions.

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