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Feeling Forgetful? Staying Sharp As You Age Is Easier Than You Think!

Have you noticed changes in your thinking as you age? Misplacing your car keys, losing your train of thought, confusing names, having trouble coming up with the right word, forgetting where you parked your car are signs of memory lapses that can be scary. But, preserving your mental abilities as you age is easier than … Continue reading

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Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

August 21st is National Senior Citizens day. Many people may not be familiar with this holiday, but it occurs every year on that date and gives us a focused opportunity to celebrate the wisdom and achievements that senior citizens have made in this country.
It was first made a national holiday in 1988 when President Ronald … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Many people use the terms Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease interchangeably, however they are not the same thing. You can have a form of dementia that is not Alzheimer’s Disease. The distinction between the two can be confusing.
Dementia is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Slips and Falls – Give Your Home a Fall Prevention Assessment

There are many causes of slips and falls, but usually they have one thing in common… many can be prevented. Seniors are more at risk for falls due to muscle weakness, mobility problems, dizziness from medications, improper footwear, impaired vision, etc. While accidents happen, the risk of falling can be greatly reduced by making changes … Continue reading

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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMMERS

Written by: Laura Geiger, PTC Member Services
After a lifetime of hard work, living on a budget, and putting money away for retirement, people look forward to enjoying their golden years. However, if not careful, this could be cut short by scammers who work to gain a person’s trust, taking advantage, and wiping away all those … Continue reading

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The importance of Social Interaction for Seniors

How important is social interaction as a person ages?  We understand the importance of social interaction in children in their developing stages of life.  However, research shows that remaining socially active as a person gets older is extremely important and has a significant impact on a person’s physical well-being and mental health!
 
Many seniors suffer from … Continue reading

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Heart Health Month

February isn’t only a time for Valentine’s Day celebrations, it has been designated as American Heart Month.  During February, the American Heart Association increases its efforts to promote research and education on heart disease and stroke.
 
You are never too young, or too old, to take care of your heart!  As you age, your blood pressure, … Continue reading

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THE SAD SCARECROW AND SNOWMAN

What reason could a scarecrow or snowman have to be SAD? The fall air is crisp and the leaves are changing into a painter’s pallet of vibrant colors. The winter months bring holiday cheer and the possible miracle of a white Christmas in the south.
As the seasons change from summer to fall, our thoughts shift … Continue reading

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Thinking Outside the Box (Part One)

Research is expanding in ways that may seem strange to what we would call normal care for our loved ones.  For instance, Paro is a therapeutic robot that comforts the elderly, designed by a Japanese robot manufacturer. But it’s more than a stuffed animal. It’s a $6,000 medical device with a plush coat of antibacterial … Continue reading

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Assisted Living and Pets? No Problem…

More and more assisted living facilities are jumping on board and offering a pet friendly atmosphere and acceptance for small dogs and cats to accommodate their clients.  It is a proven fact that pets (dogs, cats, and even fish) offer great health benefits to seniors.  Assisted living facilities around the country have learned that having … Continue reading

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