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November 15th, 2019 / By

The Negative Effects of Ageism in Senior Care Communities

According to Galfandberger, ageism is “prejudice and discrimination against someone because of how old they are.” When doctors misguidedly profile patients who are 65 years or older, it puts them at a much greater risk for unsafe medication side effects, medical misdiagnoses, and unnecessary tests and treatments. DID YOU KNOW? Adults ages 65 and older … Read More

October 24th, 2019 / By

How a Vegan or Vegetarian Diets May Stop Heart Disease but Increase Stroke Risk

Diets that require a person to avoid either meat or all animal products get a lot of attention for being healthy and for contributing to weight loss. However, there may be a catch to these diets: a higher risk for a certain type of stroke. According to a study published in the BMJ in September … Read More

October 10th, 2019 / By

Make Daily Activities Easier for Your Joints

Having arthritis and other conditions can make tasks like getting out of bed or standing up from a chair difficult to do. Monica Bozeman McClain, OTR, an occupational therapist at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas suggests that older adults focus on two things: 1.) energy conservation and 2.) joint protection. With these two in … Read More

September 25th, 2019 / By

Common Myths About Exercising for Adults

If you are a senior or are currently taking care of one, you have probably heard some people say that exercising can be harmful to older adults. This isn’t completely true. The benefits of exercising for seniors are boundless! To make most of your exercising experience, you have to voluntarily do your own research about … Read More