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Adaptive Aids to Keep Older Drivers Safe

For many seniors, driving represents freedom. In a time of life when an older adult might be struggling to maintain their independence, being able to drive is important. Sometimes the challenge is finding ways to drive safely.

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What Caregivers Should Know about Seniors and Medication Risks

If you are an adult child of a senior, you may find yourself worrying about how well they are managing their medications. Seniors often live with health conditions that can require multiple medications.

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Understanding the Medicare Skilled Nursing Benefit

Seniors and their families often find the Part A section of the Medicare benefit especially confusing, and for good reason. Medicare Part A covers a wide range of care, including hospital stays, skilled home health care, lab tests, hospice, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers. Each one has different coverages and deductibles.

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You're Never Too Old to Stop Smoking—Here's How to Do It

While most people know that smoking increases the probability of developing lung cancer, the risks extend far beyond that. Cigarette smoking is harmful to every organ in the body. From bladder cancer to strokes, smoking is linked to one in five deaths in the United States. That adds up to more than 480,000 deaths each year.

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Verbal and Nonverbal Validation Techniques to Use When a Senior Has Dementia

The Validation Method is an empathetic way of communicating with older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Rather than redirecting your loved one or using white lies, caregivers should use Validation to step into the shoes of their loved one and truly feel the needs they are attempting to express.

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How to Find a Meaningful Volunteer Project during Retirement

Successfully transitioning from the working world to retirement often happens in phases. In the days immediately following retirement, a senior might feel a sense of relief and freedom. A lifetime in a structured work environment often limits a person’s ability to explore hobbies and enjoy free time.

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Stroke Awareness and Younger Adults

The death of actor Luke Perry surprised everyone. Perry seemed like an active 52-year-old in the prime of his life. That someone so young could lose their life to a massive stroke has many wondering if they are at risk.

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Is Spirituality Linked to Senior Health?

Does connecting with your spiritual side help you live a healthier life? Older adults are increasingly asking themselves this question. Researchers believe the answer is “yes.” Adults who have a strong sense of spirit tend to be healthier.

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