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alzheimer's disease awareness month

In 1983, President Ronald Regan declared November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. At the time of Regan’s announcement, fewer than 3 million Americans had the disease. Today, 36 years later, the number of Americans who have Alzheimer’s has more than doubled to 5.8 million. If this trend continues, experts predict the number of Americans […]

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bladder care

November is National Bladder Health Month, which provides an excellent opportunity to talk about bladder problems — a group of issues affecting seniors nationwide. Our bladders are important because they allow us to hold and release urine, which is a byproduct of the food we consume. When our bladders aren’t healthy, however, it can cause other problems […]

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Arizona Family Caregiver providing a meal for an older women in a wheelchair

Family caregivers fill a critical gap in the United State’s fractured healthcare landscape. Because Medicare doesn’t cover in-home care or assisted living services, family members often care for aging parents, ill spouses, and disabled loved ones themselves. According to research conducted by the AARP, there are 40 million Americans providing care for loved ones around the […]

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Two older adults practicing good dental hygiene

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, which serves as an annual reminder for the importance of maintaining good dental health. Our mouth, teeth, and gums don’t exist in a vacuum. Instead, they play a critical role in the health of our entire body. In many cases, health problems in the mouth can indicate problems in the […]

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Arizona Respiratory Care

The final week of October is Respiratory Care Week, which recognizes the vital work respiratory therapists do helping people of all ages breathe easier. While respiratory problems affect every age group, they’re most common among older people. In fact, according to research, 15% of middle-age or older Americans — nearly 1 in 7 — suffer […]

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Senior mental health

Every October 10th, The World Health Organization promotes World Mental Health Day, “with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.” As an organization working primarily with seniors, we’d like to turn our focus to the critical role mental health plays for older […]

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Senior bone and joint health

October 12-20 marks National Bone and Joint Action Week — an annual event raising awareness for bone and joint health. Research shows that more than half of Americans over 18 are affected by musculoskeletal conditions. What’s more, “bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide affecting hundreds […]

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Senior avoiding malnutrition by preparing healthy food with a young girl.

September 23-27 marks Malnutrition Awareness Week, a program launched in 2012 by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).  The program’s goal is threefold: Educate healthcare professionals to identify and treat for malnutrition earlier Educate consumers/patients to discuss their nutrition status with healthcare professionals Increase awareness of nutrition’s role in patient recovery Even though the United […]

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Two aging seniors in the kitchen, posing in front of an array of healthy foods.

For more than 20 years, we’ve recognized September as Healthy Aging Month. While many things have changed over the last two decades, people across the United States still want to stay active and engaged in life as they get older. We see this every day in our work with the senior community as we help […]

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Older man experiencing feelings of guilt

Guilt is an emotion most family caregivers recognize all too well. It’s that haunting, nagging feeling deep in your soul that you aren’t doing everything you can as well as you can. While guilt can be a tremendous motivator, it’s one of the most destructive emotions caregivers deal with. If not managed properly, guilt increases […]

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