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Summer UV Safety Tips for Seniors

Maybe you are one of the lucky people who’ve never experienced a serious sunburn or any sun-related skin problem. But like so many things in life, risk factors change as we grow older. With aging often comes more delicate skin, putting seniors at higher risk for skin sensitivity and sun damage.

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What Questions Should You Ask on an Assisted Living Community Tour?

Touring an assisted living community for the first time may be intimidating and overwhelming. It can be difficult to know what to look for and what to ask on your visit. While a grand piano in the lobby and plush drapes are nice features, making a good decision means learning about the community’s quality of operation and care.

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5 Tips for Healthy Summer Salads

Summer days often come with higher temperatures and humidity. It can be unappealing to heat up the kitchen by cooking. Many people also find heavy meals less appetizing. Fresh salads packed with fruits and vegetables can be a more tempting choice at mealtime.

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The Wonder of Pets

It’s no secret—seniors can greatly benefit from furry companions. At Sunrise, we understand the wonder of pets and warmly welcome them into our communities. In fact, each Sunrise community has its own set of house pets.

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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Appointments

The relationship between an older adult and their primary care physician is important. While most seniors understand that, some are frustrated at the limited time they have to ask their doctor questions. Physicians’ calendars are often packed, which can make it difficult to have all of your concerns fully addressed.

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What Caregiver Resources Are Available to You?

If you are a new family caregiver or one who has taken on increased responsibility, connecting with the right tools and support is vital. Unless you’ve filled this role before, you might not be aware of the many resources that exist to assist caregivers.

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Using Empathy to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Caring for a senior who has Alzheimer’s disease can be very rewarding, but it also may present some challenging moments. This is especially true when the older adult’s verbal communication skills have diminished.

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Meaningful Activities for Adults with Alzheimer's at Home

When an older adult has Alzheimer’s disease or a similar form of dementia, engaging in productive activities can help them feel empowered and independent. Both are vital to adults who can sometimes feel less in control of their everyday life.

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