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While the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed all our lives significantly, it has created a particularly challenging environment for our residents and the team members who care for them.
Everyone ages differently. While some age-related changes are inevitable, such as slower reflexes and vision challenges, other issues can vary greatly from person to person. Lifestyle and to a lessor degree, genetics, are key determinants in how healthy you are at every age.
If you are one of the 20.4 percent of adults in this country living with chronic pain, you know how exhausting it can be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that almost 20 million people have pain so severe it interferes with daily life. Because of the opioid epidemic, physicians are increasingly reluctant to utilize pharmacological solutions. For those left suffering, it’s a frustrating situation.
At age 6, Anna Del Priore recovered from the Spanish Flu. At 107, she’s now recovered from COVID-19.
When a family member has Alzheimer’s disease, the journey can be long and emotional. The highs and lows often leave families wondering if they are providing their senior loved one with the best possible quality of care. While each family’s journey is unique, there are some concerns many families share. Too often, they don’t realize how common the issues they are struggling with really are.
Most of us are familiar with depression and likely know someone who suffers from it. The American Psychiatric Association defines the condition as “a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.” With proper medical intervention, it is often treatable.
The last 6 months have been difficult ones for senior living residents and families. Concerns about the coronavirus have kept many families apart from one another. Researchers continue to work on a vaccine and on ways to treat COVID-19. One thing we do know is that having a strong immune system is essential.
For many seniors, one of the best parts of summer is being able to spend time outdoors. This year that’s especially true. After months of being forced indoors because of winter weather and threats posed by the coronavirus, warmer temperatures and blue skies are a welcome relief. If you are looking for some safe activities to enjoy outside, your local farmers’ market might be one to consider.
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