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Recognizing Depression In Seniors

Many health problems affect seniors disproportionately, but not all conditions are commonly monitored or easy to recognize. Health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease are monitored closely and the steps to mitigate symptoms are fairly well known. Mental illness, despite being a prevalent senior care issue, is harder to diagnose and more rarely talked about.

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How a Personal Trainer Can Benefit Older Adults

Physical fitness is one of the most important factors to consider when maintaining a healthy lifestyle for seniors. Not only can exercise help boost cognitive and cardiovascular health, but it can elevate mood, decrease stress and improve confidence as well. While the benefits of this activity cannot be denied, some people may not understand which exercises are best for their form, or they may be reluctant to join a gym on their own.

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Caregivers Must Destress to Stay Healthy

Caring for another human can be one of the most rewarding ways to spend your time, but caregivers must remember to set aside time for themselves, as participating in stress-reducing activities and practices is essential for mental and physical health. Whether people are opting for a new hobby or they're treating themselves to a relaxing day at the spa, destressing is key for health, as these options can help caregivers to unwind and recharge.

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Learn How to Avoid Injuries for National Safety Month

Summer's start is a great time to think about safety. Warm weather may be calling people outside, but outdoor activities also open the door to all kinds of accidents. The National Safety Council designates June as National Safety Month. This year, the organization is shining a spotlight on unintentional injuries.

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Shutting The Revolving Door On Senior Hospital Readmissions

Everyone tries to stay healthy as they get older. But despite a healthy lifestyle, the fact is many seniors will develop chronic conditions as they age. While keeping older adults out of the hospital is important, preventing them from going back to the hospital is even more so. Unfortunately, hospital readmissions have become a problem. As caregivers and health care providers, it's important to understand what steps can be taken to encourage healthy senior care to avoid potentially dangerous and costly rehospitalizations.

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Counselors Can Help Seniors Manage Their Lives

Moving to a retirement community can be one of the most rewarding decisions a senior can make, but along with moving comes a bit of stress and, sometimes, a wealth of emotions. As adults continue to age, they face a number of new situations, from learning how to adapt to a new living arrangement to adopting new technological devices as they become available.

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Why a Trustworthy Real Estate Agent is an Asset for Seniors

Making the decision to change homes can be one of the most emotional moments of a senior's life, but enlisting the assistance of family, friends and a trustworthy real estate agent may be the best way for older adults to make this transition as seamless as possible. 

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Technology Tools for Caregivers and Professional Partners

Technology has paved the way for a number of advancements in senior living, from altering the way older adults communicate with loved ones to providing more efficient devices with which caregivers can best serve seniors. As high-tech devices become more readily available for retirement communities, people have found ways they can positively impact senior care.

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