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After The Stroke: Tips For Talking To Seniors With Aphasia

After The Stroke: Tips For Talking To Seniors With Aphasia

One of the most common consequences of a stroke is aphasia. This describes the damage to the parts of the brain that have to do with language. Aphasia is reported to affect about 30% of all stroke survivors. It’s important to remember that aphasia doesn’t impact...

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At-Home Exercises to Reduce Fall Risk

At-Home Exercises to Reduce Fall Risk

Scary statistics: 1 in 4 older adults will fall and seriously hurt themselves in the next 12 months. These injuries can be bad enough for them to lose their mobility and independence. Here’s some news to counteract those statistics. Seniors who regularly do fall...

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Cooking Up A Senior-Friendly Kitchen

Cooking Up A Senior-Friendly Kitchen

Watch a few hours of those house renovation programs on cable television and you’ll quickly get an idea of how expensive it can be to update a kitchen. Seniors need to have modifications made that’ll make the kitchen more accessible to them, and most of us don’t have...

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Long-Term Care Myths

Long-Term Care Myths

We only do it once, so there’s no learning from experience. Statistics gathered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services show that approximately 70% of us will need help with the activities associated with daily living after the age of 65. We may...

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Easy Fixes for Difficult Doorways

Easy Fixes for Difficult Doorways

Accessibility becomes more of an issue as we age—and it’s a downright problem when the doors in our homes just don’t make it easy for seniors to get in an out. Remodeling doors can be an expensive proposition. There are, however, easy and inexpensive ways to enhance...

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Dementia: What Does that Really Mean?

Dementia: What Does that Really Mean?

You’ve just been told that someone you know has dementia. You know that’s not a good thing, but you also aren’t really sure exactly what it means. Is it possible to grasp the idea without getting into too much medical detail? A Decline in Mental Ability Dementia is a...

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Kitchen Safety Upgrades To Keep You Safe In Your Home

Kitchen Safety Upgrades To Keep You Safe In Your Home

It’s the gathering place for most of us. Even in our senior years, we love our kitchens. But as we move to a point in our lives where we may need in home health care, it’s necessary to rethink some of the safety precautions for this part of our homes. Here are 5 tips...

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Exercise: Starting A Walking Regimen

Exercise: Starting A Walking Regimen

Yes, life can get hectic and busy at any age! When it does, your exercise routine can go right out the window. It can be a source of real frustration. After all, it wasn’t an instantaneous act. You built up to it. One of the biggest obstacles seniors place on...

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