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8 Lifestyle Healthy Habits for Seniors

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It’s a fact: People celebrate more birthdays now than ever before. According to data from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), by 2050 there could be as many as one million individuals living in the U.S. who are 100 years old or older.

Want to be one of them? To learn about helpful suggestions offered by the NIA, CLICK HERE.

5 Signs of Parkinson’s Disease to Watch for in Seniors

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) isn’t always easy to spot at first, but it’s important to be aware of the symptoms early on as thousands of cases go undetected each year. Whether Mom’s hands are shaking more than normal or her movements are “delayed,” getting her symptoms checked out with a neurologist is the first step to getting the treatment she needs.

To learn about the primary symptoms to watch out for, CLICK HERE.

What to do if Your Siblings Deny Dad’s Need for Care

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If Dad’s health or capabilities are declining, it may be best for him to get the care he needs in an assisted living community setting. For some families, that can be a difficult choice to make. But while you may be on board about getting him the assistance he needs, are your siblings?

Discussing Dad’s situation with siblings who may be reluctant to see his actual needs is key. To learn about some tips to help this process, CLICK HERE.

How to be Smart in the Sun for Seniors

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Your skin is sure to change as you get older, but factors such as good nutrition, positive lifestyle choices, and lucky genetics can all help your skin stay bright and beautiful Embrace your aging skin and keep it healthy with proper care. To learn how to be smart in the sun, CLICK HERE.

7 Flying Tips for Older Passengers

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Summer is in full gear, and many active adults are booking flights to vacation and visit friends and family near and far. While traveling is supposed to be a relaxing time, it can create stress and take a toll on your body. Ensure stress-free air travel on your next getaway with these tips for seniors:

1. BOOKING YOUR TRIP

When booking your trip, make any requests you may need, such as expedited boarding, extra legroom, wheelchair assistance, or onboard oxygen. Your airline can typically accommodate air travel requests from seniors if you give advance notice.

To read the additional tips, CLICK HERE.

A Survival Guide for Allergies and Aging

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The good news: As we celebrate more birthdays, our seasonal allergies generally become less severe. The bad news: This isn’t the case for everyone.

If you’re experiencing what feels like allergy symptoms—itchy, watery eyes; sneezing and a runny nose; chest congestion; and difficulty breathing—or your symptoms seem to be getting worse, two eye-opening factors may be to blame.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

3 Heart-Healthy Activities for Seniors

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Regular exercise provides a myriad of health benefits for seniors, such as better joint health and improvements in blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 85.6 million (>1 in 3) American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease.

Encouraging Mom and Dad to keep hearts healthy will benefit them in many ways, from preventing bone loss to reducing the risk of diseases associated with aging. Luckily, senior living communities typically offer exercise and wellness programs that support healthy heart function.

CLICK HERE to find out about three heart-healthy activities for seniors to look into.

4 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN RESEARCHING RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

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If you’re beginning to look for retirement communities for your dad, will you know where to begin? While the search may seem daunting, it’s important to be thorough: Choosing the right community—especially if he needs the support of an assisted living residence—will impact his quality of life as well as his happiness.

To save yourself a little time—and wasted energy—on how to avoiding these 4 mistakes that people commonly make when searching for assisted living communities, CLICK HERE.

4 WAYS TO ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP WITH CAREGIVERS

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If it’s time for Dad to move into a memory care community, it’s important for both of you to be comfortable with his new setting. And while Dad will be getting caring and professional attention from his caregivers, you can—and should—get to know the people who will be assisting him on a daily basis.

Read about some helpful ways to establish an open parent caregiver relationship that can help enhance his care by CLICKING HERE.