Care Comes in Many Forms

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Being the child of an aging senior can mean that you are responsible for some of their day-to-day tasks. While it can feel like a daunting challenge, there are ways to relieve stress and be helpful to parents in need. First of all, you’re not alone. A 2015 Pew Research study shows that 60% of American grown children have helped a parent

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5 Ways to Make Planning Your Summer Vacation Stress Free!

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Five Tips to Plan a Relaxing and Enjoyable Summer Vacation for Both You and Your Loved One with Dementia! Summer is just around the corner! A perfect time to take that well deserved time off from work, to relax, have fun, and create special memories with friends and family. But how do you plan a vacation from work when part of

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Understanding Senior Living Options

Living Options for Seniors Senior living options can be overwhelming for many families. It can be difficult to understand the different types of senior living options available and how they differ from one another. In this article, we will explore various senior living options and help you understand what to expect from each. Breaking Down the Senior Living Options At

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Making the Right Move

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Tips to Finding Senior Care and Housing that Fits. It’s human nature to take the time to find the right fit. You don’t just try on one pair of jeans, test drive one car or tour just one house; you tirelessly explore all your options until you find the one. Why would you do anything less? It’s hard to truly

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Best Places to Eat in Minneapolis for Seniors and Special Diets

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With so many options, it can be hard to agree on the best restaurant in Minneapolis. There’s no question that finding good food is easy if you plan to dine out. But how do you find local restaurants in Minneapolis with plenty of options for someone with dietary restrictions? Our residents love to go out to eat with loved ones

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Best Places for Seniors to Eat in Milwaukee

Like most Midwest, blue-collar towns, Milwaukee is home to many restaurants serving classic American food and meals. However, up-and-coming chefs bring new culinary perspectives to restaurants across the city. Specifically, more and more of the best restaurants in Milwaukee offer healthier, seasonal menu items. Fresher food gives senior diners with restrictive diets more delicious options when eating out. Our New

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Changing Diets As We Age

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Make sure to eat enough fiber: Fiber helps lower our risk for heart disease, control our weight and prevent Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread and cereals, beans, peas, fruits, and vegetables are all fiber-rich foods that should be included in our diet every day. Get enough Vitamin B12: Most of us do not get enough B12 in our diets. B12 is

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What is Respite Care for the Elderly?

Respite care can be used to supplement care for seniors recovering from a hospital visit, or simply to give their caretaker some time for themselves. Whatever the reason, looking after a loved one can be a full-time job, and caregivers should never feel guilty for wanting a break. Read on to learn what the purpose and the benefits of respite

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Making the Most of Your Memory

Do you remember those Reader’s Digest articles, “It Pays to Increase Your Word Power”?  Well, the word of the day when it comes to Brain Fitness is: neuroplasticity.  It simply means that your brain can create, change and strengthen neural connections—and it can do that even as we age.  But just like a regular muscle, if you don’t work it, it doesn’t

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Is it Dementia?

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For anyone over the age of 50, you know that the last time your misplaced your keys, or you forgot your sister’s birthday, you immediately thought ‘I have Alzheimer’s’. This knee jerk reaction is a default for our generation. For years we’ve seen the commercials on TV, witnessed the cognitive decline of our older relatives and friends, and secretly or

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