Older Adults

7 ways to keep your memory sharp at any age​

Maybe you've gone into the kitchen and can't remember why, or can't recall a familiar name during a conversation. You may even miss an appointment because it slipped your mind. Memory lapses can occur at any age, but we tend to get more upset by them as we get older because we fear they're a sign of dementia, or loss of intellectual function. The fact is, significant memory loss in older people isn't a normal part of aging—but is due to organic disorders, brain injury, or neurological illness, with Alzheimer's being among the most feared.​
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Improving Memory​

In many ways, our memories shape who we are. They make up our internal biographies—the stories we tell ourselves about what we've done with our lives. They tell us who we're connected to, who we've touched during our lives, and who has touched us. In short, our memories are crucial to the essence of who we are as human beings.​
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Resident Rights & Elder Rights​

(The following article is not legal advice. If you, or a loved one, have been the victim of elder abuse or neglect, you should promptly contact an experienced elder law attorney or lawyer. If you delay, your valid nursing home abuse claim may be barred by law. This article may not be reproduced, copied, duplicated or in any way retransmitted without the express, written consent of the Nursing Home & Elder Abuse Law Center. All rights reserved.)​
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7 Tips for Healthy Bones​​

It’s a fact of life: As you age, your bones become thinner and lose their density. Over time, you become more prone to injury.
Fortunately, you can take steps to halt the “thinning” of your bones, called osteopenia, and prevent osteoporosis. Start with the tips below from Cleveland Clinic experts.
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What are the benefits of exercise for older adults?​

There are many reasons why we tend to slow down and become more sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues, or worries about falling. Or perhaps you think that exercising simply isn’t for you. But as you grow older, an active lifestyle becomes more important than ever to your health.

A recent Swedish study found that physical activity was the number one contributor to longevity, adding extra years to your life—even if you don’t start exercising until your senior years. But getting active is not just about adding years to your life, it’s about adding life to your years.
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Aging in Place: Growing Older at Home ​​

These are common issues for older people. You may share the often-heard wish—"I want to stay in my own home!" The good news is that with the right help you might be able to do just that. Staying in your own home as you get older is called "aging in place." This article contains suggestions to help you find the help you need to continue to live independently.​​​​
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Fall prevention strategies lower hospitalizations among older adults: study​​

Binghamton, NY — At-risk older adults are less likely to be hospitalized for fall-related injuries if they have a “fall plan of care,” according to recent research published by the Gerontological Society of America.
Researchers reviewed more than 12,000 cases of adults 65 or older who had visited their primary care physician between Sept. 11, 2012, and Oct. 30, 2015. The seniors were placed into three groups: at-risk with no fall plan of care, at-risk with a plan and not at risk.
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Drink Up: Dehydration is an Often Overlooked Health Risk for Older Adults

Imagine it’s peak summer and you’ve just finished up working in the garden for two hours, with the afternoon sun beating down on your back. As you walk into the house you beeline straight to the sink. There’s only one thing you can think about: an ice cold glass of water.​

You most likely know this feeling of thirst – or even of being parched. But as you age, that sense of thirst diminishes. So even when your body needs to be replenished with water, you might not realize it.​
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