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Phoenix Arizona Aging

Last year The New York City Department for the Aging published a handy aging in place guide for residential building owners. The department published the document because – like much of the rest of the country –  the city’s population is aging rapidly, and many of its older residents report having ambulatory difficulty. To make […]

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Phoenix Arizona Alzheimer's

Since its identification more than a century ago, Alzheimer’s Disease remains shrouded in mystery. Researchers have made progress identifying certain risk factors, and limited treatment options exist. But there’s still no definitive test for the disease, short of a brain examination during autopsy, and no known cure. However new research out of Israel may shed […]

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Flu Season Phoenix

Well, we’ve officially entered fall and that means one thing: flu season is here. If you’ve visited the doctor recently, they’ve probably recommended a flu shot. Turns out they’re doing this for a good reason. Influenza is a serious disease that kills 36,000 people every year. Most young and healthy people don’t have to worry […]

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disasters

Over the last few months, a string of natural disasters have hit the United States. In late August, Hurricane Harvey inundated Houston with record rainfall, and the subsequent flooding displaced some 32,000 people. Just a couple weeks later, Florida Governor Rick Scott ordered the evacuation of nearly seven million residents as Irma – another massive category […]

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Spousal Caregiver Arizona

Growing old with your loving husband or wife is a relationship goal we can all relate to. At some point along the way, all the component pieces that go into building a life together begin to coalesce into a narrative. And it’s an undeniably romantic notion for two people, who are bound together by many […]

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senior hunger

In their recent report, The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger examined how levels of food insecurity among seniors have changed since 2001. The study asked respondents questions designed to judge their own food insecurity over the previous 30 days as well as over the […]

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exercise

Staying physically fit is a challenge for even the best of us. Our lives are so filled with jobs, kids, errands (and maybe a bit of sleep if we’re lucky) that there never seems to be enough time to work out. But the benefits of regular exercise are undeniable, so we do the best we […]

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sandwich caregiver phoenix arizona

According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Fact and Figures report, “eighty-three percent of the help provided to older adults in the United States comes from family members, friends or other unpaid caregivers.” Does that sound familiar? If you’re like many Americans, you’re probably pitching in with needy family members wherever possible, all while balancing your […]

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Irrational Elderly Parents

Imagine these caregiving scenarios: Your elderly father cannot dress himself, so each morning you help him get ready for his day. On this morning you start with his underwear and then move on to his shirt and socks. When it’s time to help with his pants, you pull them up to his waist and reach […]

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Arizona Opioid Addiction

There’s been quite a bit of recent talk in the media and from politicians about America’s opioid epidemic. If you don’t personally know someone suffering from addiction, all this talk might seem rather abstract. But a close look at the statistics reveals the true extent of the crisis. According to a study by the National […]

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