Elder Care in Sun City West AZ: Senior Holiday Movies

Elder Care in Sun City West AZ: During the holiday season, caregivers may be looking for ways to get into the holiday spirit and bring their older family members along with them. One way to do that is to share classic holiday films.

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Home Care Services in Peoria AZ: Weight Affects MS Symptoms

Home Care Services in Peoria AZ: When a family member has multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the jobs of being a family caregiver is looking for ways to reduce symptoms.

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Article taken from The Senior Spirit newsletter Although the good old days of seeing a family doctor are disappearing, health care is evolving so quickly that it could cause vertigo. Health clinics in local retail malls are increasing, and emergency centers are moving in next to grocery stores and hair salons. Meanwhile, hospitals are creating…

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Yesterday at a senior forum I attended there was a discussion on communication and what you want to happen when you reach your end of life times. The one absolute certainty in life (taxes aside) is if you are alive today, you will die sometime in the future. Unfortunately our society seems to be in…

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I attended a great presentation today on how to reduce hospitalization in persons with dementia. There were about 80 participants that asked very good questions. Most in attendance either had a spouse or close friend who were in varies stages of dementia. The one question that struck me was from a gentleman whose wife was…

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Characteristics of Centenarians A study by the Boston University School of Medicine found that centenarians varied widely in years of education (zero years to post-graduate), socioeconomic status (very poor to very rich), religion, ethnicity and patterns of diet (strictly vegetarian to extremely rich in saturated fats), they found a number of characteristics in common: •…

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Article is from the Senior Spirit newsletter. The concept of a golden retirement is a relatively new idea. It was not until the late 19th and early 20th centuries that workers started getting pensions and lived long enough to enjoy their later years. Before that, people worked until they died. More recently, we’ve created the…

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Wanted-1,000,000 people to participate in a memory study. Matthew Huentelman from T-GEN, a non-profit research facility in Phoenix, Arizona, is doing a worldwide study on how thinking and memory change as we age. Matt is looking for a range of ages, from 18-80 with a variety of backgrounds and cognitive abilities. The goal is to…

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