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Super Easy and Nutritious Recipes for Seniors

As you age-in-place, meals that are simple to make become essential for saving time and energy. While you could simply pop a T.V. dinner in the oven or microwave, you also need to be concerned about getting vital nutrients so that your mind and body can function properly. These healthy recipes for the elderly are easy to make and have the nutrients your body requires; you can improve your senior health and wellness and help yourself avoid illnesses.

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The Perfect Tool to Complement Your Fitness Routine: Alert1’s Medical Alert Watch

Alert1’s medical alert wrist watch can be a useful tool for any senior to have. It offers a variety of benefits that can assist the elderly on a daily basis. If you want an emergency response solution with bonus features, then you should consider this senior life-saving alert system. The Alert1 mobile medical alert watch is the perfect tool for seniors looking to stay safe while meeting their fitness goals. If you experience a fall or medical emergency while exercising, you will have a quick and convenient way to contact a certified emergency response agent for help. You can talk to them through the built-in 2-way speaker and ask them to call either your loved one or a medical professional for help. The agent will also stay on the line with you until help arrives.

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Senior Health Alert: 10 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

A strong immune system is essential for fighting off the germs and viruses that make you sick. Your immune system will naturally weaken as you get older. Therefore, looking for ways to boost your immune system becomes even more important as you age. When you have a weakened immune system, the flu becomes more dangerous. Your immune system cannot fight off viruses as well as it once did, and you are left more vulnerable.

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What to Do If an Elderly Loved-One Falls

As a family caregiver, you want your loved one to be safe, healthy, and happy. When your senior loved one falls, it can be an unnerving experience, especially for the first time. According to the National Council on Aging, “One-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.” (1) If you have never dealt with someone falling before, you may be unsure about how to help them. If your loved one has an Alert1 wireless fall alert system, you can simply press the button on their device to get help and guidance. The button will allow you to communicate with a certified emergency response agent. They can help you assess the situation and guide you in helping your loved one. If your loved one does not have an Alert1 emergency alert device for seniors, the steps below can help guide you.

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Mental Health Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

Many of us are concerned about our physical well-being, as well as the physical well-being of our loved ones—as we should be. As we progress through our everyday lives, we get consumed by managing the bare essentials of our health and daily needs, and can sometimes fail to address concerns related to emotional and mental well-being. Mental health is often a taboo subject in many facets of society. However, maintaining mental wellness is as important as managing physical health. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrated Health, mental health problems affect about one-fourth of adults [in the United States] in any given year and nearly half of adults at some time during their lives. Some of the most common mental health concerns revolve around anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder. They are treatable, and nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, oftentimes the more quickly these kinds of issues are addressed, the more effectively they can be treated.

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Everything Seniors Need to Know About Medication Management

As you get older, you may find yourself with multiple daily medications to treat a variety of conditions. According to Kaiser Family Foundation , “More than half of adults 65 and older report taking four or more prescription drugs compared to one-third of adults 50-64 years old and about one in ten adults 30-49 or 18-29.” (1) If you have multiple daily tasks to take care of or are beginning to experience memory loss, it can be easy to forget to take your medication. These tips can help you manage your medication as you live independently and age in place.

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Autumn Activities for Those with Dementia

Dementia is a very common and frightening condition that affects 3 million Americans and is characterized by impairment of at least two brain functions such as memory loss and confusion. It is not a specific disease, but a group of thinking and social symptoms that can severely hinder daily functioning. There is currently no cure and the average person lives four to eight years after receiving the diagnosis. (1)

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Can’t-Miss Tips for Managing Compound Caregiving

According to the AARP, “A whopping 24 percent of caregivers care for more than one adult person.”(1) Compound caregiving is defined as when a family or professional caregiver tends to the needs of more than one person at a time. It can be very tricky to find the right balance between caring for one’s own needs as well as the needs of multiple others. Our can’t-miss tips will help by providing time management techniques, assistive technologies, and stress management strategies.

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National Diabetes Month: What Fall-Risk Diabetics Need to Know

November is here and in honor of National Diabetes month, communities across the United States will soon be teaming up to spread awareness. Diabetes is a common challenge for seniors. According to the American Diabetes Association, “The percentage of Americans aged 65 and older [with diabetes] remains high, at 26.8%, or 14.3 million seniors (both diagnosed and undiagnosed).” (1)

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Heroes of Your Golden Years

Heroes take many forms. As children, we often look up to fantastic role models. I remember falling in love with comic books, staring intently and with wonderment at each colorful panel, watching superheroes like Batman speed through the night in his Batmobile in search of the criminal denizens that put a blight on Gotham City, or such paragons as Superman who had x-ray vision and heat vision, flight, the strength to lift 2 billion tons, super speed, and invulnerability which he used to save the world.

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