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Beyond the Shot: How to Avoid the Flu during the Holidays

For many of us, flu prevention begins and ends with getting our annual influenza vaccine. That is the best way to prevent the flu, but as we head into the busy holiday season—a time that often coincides with an increase in flu activity—it’s good to know there are other precautions you can also take to protect yourself.

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Caring for the Caregiver Helps Protect the Health of a Senior with Dementia

Much has been written about the need for family caregivers to protect their own health, and for good reason. Caregivers are more likely than their non-caregiving peers to experience a wide range of health issues. These include back problems, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for a Senior in Assisted Living

It can be difficult to shop for a gift for a senior loved one during the holidays. Many older adults seem to have everything they could want or need. Those who have downsized and moved to an assisted living community might also have less space to store or display their treasures. But it’s still important to show our family elders how much they are loved and appreciated.

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How to Respond When a Senior with Alzheimer's Expresses Anger

If you are the caregiver for a friend or family member who has Alzheimer’s disease, one challenge you might encounter is what to do when they express anger. Loved ones are often intimidated by a sudden angry outburst or by escalating aggression. It can feel like the senior is deliberately being difficult.

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Beyond Alzheimer's: 7 Other Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that most adults are at least somewhat familiar with. The symptoms most people associate with Alzheimer’s are forgetfulness and getting lost. But while Alzheimer’s disease accounts for nearly 75 percent of all dementia diagnoses, there are other forms of dementia, too. Below, we take a look at seven additional types of dementia and the symptoms of each.

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Sunrise Senior Living and SingFit™ Strike a Chord with Therapeutic Music

In communities across the U.S., Sunrise is enhancing residents’ wellbeing through individualized programming that includes the use of an award-winning therapeutic music technology, SingFit™.

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Car Safety Checklist to Winterize a Senior's Vehicle

Winter is making its return to many parts of North America. Ice, snow, and cold temperatures can be hard on a vehicle. While many families take steps to help an older loved one prepare their home for winter, winterizing the car is sometimes overlooked. Even if the senior doesn’t drive all that often, it’s important to complete a winter readiness check.

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The Changing Face of Family Caregivers

The role of family caregiver can be both rewarding and challenging. Women account for the majority of family caregivers. It is most often the spouse or oldest daughter of the senior needing care, and the caregiver is typically between the ages of 47 and 57.

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