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How Pet Therapy Can Benefit Seniors

When it comes to wellbeing and physical health, social interaction and companionship can go a long way for those aging in place. The past few years have seen a few revolutions in senior therapies, especially when it comes to pets and companions. Seniors may be interested in learning about developments in pet therapy and how the company of a pet can improve your day-to-day life.

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18 Age-Related Changes that Lead to Falls

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “As the population ages, fall rates are expected to increase.” (1) This is because age can impact your mind and body in a variety of ways. Some of these age-related changes impair your ability to think, focus, balance, stay upright, and navigate your world. When these abilities are impaired, it can lead to a fall. It is important to understand what age-related factors may be affecting you. Analyze what factors may be increasing your chances of falling and look for fall prevention strategies to improve your safety while aging in place at home.

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Preparing Your Garden for Fall

When fall comes around, it is time to start preparing your garden for winter. Gardening is a highly beneficial activity for seniors. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Gardening requires regular and continuous care; therefore, for older adults actively engaged with their home gardens, gardening provides opportunities for increased physical activity, which can prevent osteoporosis, reduce the risk of some cancers, Type 2 diabetes, depression and heart disease.” If you enjoy gardening, there are a variety of tasks you can take care of during the fall to keep your garden healthy. There are also multiple ways you can help keep yourself safe and healthy while you garden.

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Top Tips for Caring for Someone Who Resists Help

According to the AARP, “Nearly one in five [Americans] is providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs.” (1) Taking care of another human is not an easy task, especially when they resist your help. Fortunately, there are ways to make caring for an aging loved one easier. There are also various techniques you can use to deal with the stress that comes with a family member refusing or resisting assistance. The first step in improving the lives of both you and your loved one is to identify their opposition and the reason behind it.

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20 Most Common Reasons for a Fall and How to Prevent Them

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. One out of four older adults will fall each year in the United States, making falls a public health concern, particularly among the aging population.” You can help keep yourself safe with fall prevention interventions. The best way to prevent senior falls is to learn what the most common causes are and then find fall prevention solutions to counteract them.

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Caring for Your Brain Helps to Prevent Falls

As you age, it is important to keep your brain active and healthy. Doing so can provide a variety of benefits including maintaining your physical health, quality of life, and independence. It can also reduce the risk of a fall and prevent the development of more serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Learn why caring for your brain is so important and get some tips on how to keep it healthy.

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17 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors

Fall is here and it’s time to celebrate. With colorful leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving, sports, and more, there are dozens of reasons to get excited. There are a variety of festive ways to enjoy autumn. Let the fun begin with these 17 Festive Fall Activities for Seniors!

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Introducing Alert1's On-the-Go Medical Alert Wrist Watch

Alert1 has added an On-the-Go Medical Alert Wrist Watch with GPS and pedometer to its top-rated medical alert system product offerings. This fashionable and functional emergency alert device is now available to the public. Whether you are a senior or a caregiver, there are many reasons to consider getting our newest personal safety solution. Learn more about its useful features and how it works.

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Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons

October 1st is the International Day of Older Persons. This special day was established in 1990 when the United Nations General Assembly voted to set aside a day for raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly. There are many ways older persons positively contribute to our world that are deserving of honor. Learn some fun facts about seniors and get some ideas on how to celebrate.

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Strategies for Seniors: Simplify Your Cooking to Save Time and Energy

As you get older, daily tasks can become more difficult. This includes cooking. While you may enjoy cooking, meal prep for seniors can be tiring and take a lot of time. Simplifying your cooking process and meals as you age can benefit you by giving you more free time and saving energy to enjoy other activities and pursuits. Ready to simplify your cooking? Check out our useful tips!

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