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8 Tips to Help Manage Dad’s Medications

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Have you noticed that Dad is more irritable than he used to be? Has there been a change in his sleeping patterns? These may be due to recent life-changing events, but they also could be signs of medication mismanagement.

According to a study published by PubMed, 87% of seniors take one prescription medication, 36% of seniors take five prescriptions or more, and 38% use over-the-counter medications.

Medication management will help avoid potential drug risks and reduce preventable adverse drug effects with medications used by seniors. To learn about eight tips for better medication management, CLICK HERE.

Know the Risks of Hypothermia

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As winter approaches, the weather in many locations begins to change and temperatures start to drop. But not only are the outside temperatures dropping, your body temperature can drop, too. According to MedicineNet, hypothermia occurs when your core body temperature drops to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.

Seniors are more susceptible to hypothermia than children and other adults as their bodies don’t hold heat as well. While shivering may signal that your body is cold and is trying to warm up, it isn’t always a sign of hypothermia.

To stay safer by learning about 6 important risks of hypothermia, CLICK HERE.

How Seniors Benefit From Volunteering

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Senior living communities have a lot to offer seniors—but one opportunity may surprise you. Many residents become active volunteers. Seniors have time and talent to offer, and by joining together with other residents, can make an impact with their volunteering. The opportunities for getting involved can be wide-ranging, from helping young children read, to working in a communal garden, to gathering items for charity. To learn more about how volunteering can be beneficial to a senior’s health, CLICK HERE.

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.