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Assessing Memory Problems

We all start to get a bit more forgetful as we get older. Even in our younger adult years, we’re all prone to walking into a room and completely forgetting why we went in there. This is common and may get worse as we age, but it’s normally nothing to worry about. So, when we […]

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More Causes of Memory Loss When Alzheimer’s Isn’t to Blame

It can be hard to spot the difference between normal memory problems that come with aging and those associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. But what if it’s neither of these options? If you or a family member are demonstrating memory loss but you’ve ruled out Alzheimer’s, there may be other causes that need treating.  Let’s look […]

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Tips for Staying Active

While we might not have the same physical prowess in our senior years as we do when we’re young adults, staying active is still an important part of maintaining good health (both physical and mental) as an older adult. What kind of activity you can do will depend on your health and mobility levels, so […]

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Having memory loss alone doesn’t mean you have dementia, although it’s often one of the early signs of the condition

Symptoms Dementia symptoms vary depending on the cause, but common signs and symptoms include: Cognitive changes Memory loss, which is usually noticed by someone else Difficulty communicating or finding words Difficulty with visual and spatial abilities, such as getting lost while driving Difficulty reasoning or problem-solving Difficulty handling complex tasks Difficulty with planning and organizing […]

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Here are some simple ways you can look after your brain health…

It’s natural for our memory abilities and cognitive function to decline a little as we age. But just like the rest of our bodies, there are certain things we can do throughout our lives to protect our brains and keep them in good condition, helping to slow down or even reverse the effects of aging. […]

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How to Choose the Right Nursing Home

Choosing the right nursing home for an aging family member can be a difficult decision. You want to make sure that they’ll be living somewhere comfortable, with staff they can trust, opportunities to socialize, and with everything they need to function. So, how do you go about making this decision? Search for nursing homes in […]

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How to Build a Meaningful Connection with a Loved One Who Has Dementia

Visiting and looking after loved ones with dementia can be a difficult and upsetting experience. They may not remember who you are and their personality might have completely changed as their brain degenerates. But it’s still important for both of you to keep up those visits and try as much as you can to build […]

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If you have a senior family member that’s moving, here are some tips to help it go smoothly

Moving house is an event that can cause a lot of stress, especially if you’re leaving behind a home that you’ve lived in for a long time, with lots of memories attached to it. So, our senior years aren’t the best times to go through this kind of event, but it is often necessary when […]

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The Loneliness Epidemic Among Seniors

Humans are a social creature. Even if you’re someone who doesn’t consider themselves to be very outgoing or sociable, we still require human interaction to maintain our mental and even our physical health. Unfortunately, loneliness and social isolation are all too common among seniors, and this could be affecting their health and wellbeing. Defining loneliness […]

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Nutrition Tips for Seniors

What we eat can have a big impact both physically and mentally. Getting a balanced diet is something we should think about at any stage of our life, ensuring we get all the nutrients we need while still eating food that we enjoy. This often becomes more important as we age. Why is nutrition so […]