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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
Active older women looking out a window
The COVID-19 pandemic has many seniors scared, and with good reason. The virus hits older people especially hard, and as a result, many seniors are choosing to stay indoors in an attempt to avoid exposure. Unfortunately, self-isolation has several negative side-effects. One of the most significant downsides of staying indoors is that seniors miss out […]
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Over the last seven days, the coronavirus has turned all our lives upside down. Where once we could move freely without concern, the hidden virus now lurks on every surface and in every social interaction. To stem the disease, state governments around the country have issued closure orders for certain types of businesses and asked […]
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happiness
March 20 marks the International Day of Happiness, a holiday dedicated to celebrating the importance of happiness and well-being across the globe and establishing it as a universal human goal. The importance of a fulfilled and contented life, not merely the continuation of life, is an especially important concern for seniors. Seniors living at home can […]
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March is National Kidney Month
An estimated 26 million American adults have kidney disease, and many do not even know it yet. That’s why during National Kidney Month, we’re sharing information to help raise awareness about this important issue. Kidneys are organs the size of your fist located at the base of your rib cage on both sides of the […]
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retiring
The silver tsunami continues to roll across the country as American Baby Boomers retire in record numbers. Since 2010, 2.2 million boomers have left the workforce each year — that’s roughly 5,900 each day. Even though they’re no longer participating in the 9-5 rate race, these retiring boomers need a solid financial strategy to continue living well. […]
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Cancer patient treated by a doctor and a nurse.
Earlier this year, an analysis by the American Cancer Society revealed that between 2016 and 2017 — the latest study year — the cancer death rate dropped by 2.2%. That’s the largest single-year drop ever. The decline in deaths is thanks in large part to declining lung cancer mortality, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths […]
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age-related macular degeneration
Vision loss is a common ailment among older people. By some estimates, one in three Americans over 65 deals with a vision-reducing eye disease. For seniors, the most common types of eye diseases are glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Among these diseases, AMD is the leading cause of severe, permanent vision loss in people […]
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American Heart Month
Every year, some 647,000 people in the United States die from heart disease — that’s one out of every four deaths. Those numbers make heart disease the leading killer of most Americans, and it’s been that way for decades. Back in 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced February 1964 as the first American Heart Month. Now, nearly […]
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man with dementia
Dementia is a world health crisis that threatens to overwhelm our healthcare infrastructure. The World Health Organization estimates that more than 50 million people worldwide have some form of the disease. Absent a treatment breakthrough, experts predict those numbers will explode in the coming years. Thanks to a rapidly aging global population. By some estimates, there […]
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A woman discussing thyroid health with her doctor
Our thyroids play a critical role in our body’s overall health. The gland produces a hormone that controls how we use energy — a system commonly called the metabolism. When the thyroid malfunctions by producing either too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) hormone, it causes problems throughout the body. Left untreated, both conditions can […]
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