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7 Ways Older Adults Benefit from Gardening

If you are an older adult who loves gardening, you’ll be happy to know it’s a hobby with a variety of mental and physical health benefits. From lower incidences of depression to greater flexibility, digging in the dirt is a great hobby at any age.

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Leading Reasons Seniors Should Embrace a Move to Assisted Living

There are many myths about assisted living communities. Most are linked to outdated stereotypes about nursing homes. They can make seniors who could benefit from a move to an assisted living community reluctant to even schedule a tour.

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How to Evaluate Memory Care for a Loved One with Dementia

When a senior loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia, their family often struggles to determine the best way to care for them. A spouse, who may be coping with health challenges of their own, might not be able to keep up with their partner’s unique needs. Adult children might live far away or be busy with a career and family of their own.

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How to Make a Successful Transition to Assisted Living

If you or a senior loved one is preparing to move to an assisted living community, you might be a little overwhelmed. With so many details to handle and decisions to make, it’s easy to understand why. Even if you feel confident you are making a move that best fits your needs, you may still experience anxiety.

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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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