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Navigating the Sandwich Generation Caregiver Years

Are you an adult child caring for an aging parent? Do you have kids of your own who live at home and depend on you for care? If your answer to both of these questions is “yes,” you are one of our nation’s 22 million sandwich generation caregivers. It’s a phrase coined to describe the hectic lives of middle-aged adults who are sandwiched between the needs of an aging parent and the needs of their own children.

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6 Leading Reasons Older Adults Experience a Fall

Falls are the leading cause of serious—even life-limiting—injuries among adults age 65 and older. From hip fractures to head trauma, the statistics are startling.

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How You Can Advocate for Adults with Alzheimer's

If a senior you love has Alzheimer’s, you know all too well the impact it has on their life and family. Because there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, friends and family members often feel powerless against the disease. Even after the senior has passed away, the emotional toll can linger for many years.

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Can Engaging in Creative Activities Help You Avoid Alzheimer's Disease?

Art therapy has become a proven form of self-expression for people of all ages. It is used in hospitals, schools, assisted living communities, hospice programs, and many other settings. The profession of art therapy has been steadily gaining recognition and support over the past few decades, and it’s easy to understand why.

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4 Healthy Ways to Manage Caregiver Anxiety

Anxiety is common among people who are caregivers for a spouse, parent, or other loved one. Being in charge of another person’s care and well-being is a big responsibility. Additionally, there can be added sorrow from watching the health of someone close to you change. While caregivers might not want to admit or acknowledge how they are feeling, ignoring anxiety can have serious consequences.

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What Blue Zone Research Tells Us about Aging Well

September is Healthy Aging Month! It’s intended to encourage people to learn more about wellness and what you need to do to live a longer, healthier life. While genetics play a role in achieving that goal, researchers say lifestyle matters most.

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Sunrise Celebrates National Assisted Living Week 2018!

National Assisted Living Week is here! This annual observance provides an opportunity for residents, loved ones, volunteers, and team members to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for seniors. This year’s theme is “Capture the Moment,” a perfect encapsulation of the meaningful days that Sunrise residents enjoy.

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Transportation and Ridesharing Options to Help Seniors Stay Independent

When an older adult hangs up their car keys for good, finding alternative methods of transportation is important. Maintaining independence requires having affordable options for getting to and from physician appointments, social outings, the grocery store, and more.

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