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Seniors | Generations Home Care
diabetic
The Holiday Season is Here With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, the next few months will be filled with celebration, family, and no small amount of sugary treats and high-fat foods. Delicious as all of these are, they pose an extreme risk to diabetics in America. With more than 12 million seniors over […]
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Arizona Senior Flu Shot
As the 2018-2019 flu season approaches, senior citizens must be vigilant about protecting their health. As we age, our immune systems become less effective, which makes seniors far more vulnerable to the flu’s effects. Center for Disease Control (CDC ) studies show that over 30,000 people a year die from the flu, with more than […]
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Arizona senior depression
We all experience periods of sadness. But for some, feelings of sorrow and darkness are the nagging companions preventing them from drawing any enjoyment from life. Today doctors define these prolonged seasons of sadness as clinical depression. But this hasn’t always been the case. Historically, individuals experiencing depression were said to have melancholia, a spiritual illness […]
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Arizona Senior
Writing an ongoing blog requires a lot of research. And during that process, we’ll occasionally come across articles that are interesting or useful, but don’t necessarily fit into their own post. So instead of letting those great articles go to waste, we thought we’d collect a few and share them for our reader’s enjoyment. In […]
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Arizona Seniors Sleep Tips
In our last few posts, we’ve been talking about the value of good sleep and the health implications that come when we don’t get enough. This is an issue of special importance for seniors because 50% of older American struggle with some kind of sleep problem. When the issue is sleep apnea, doctors can prescribe […]
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sad holiday senior
Now that we’ve officially entered the holiday season, there’s a good chance you’ll be celebrating with friends and family over the coming weeks. In addition to sharing the festivities with your most cherished loved ones, these visits can serve as great opportunities to check-in on the health and well-being of your older relatives. If you […]
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sleep arizona senior home care
There’s a famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi that says, “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” While Gandhi may have been speaking metaphorically, there’s a lot of truth to what he said. Scientist don’t completely understand the process of sleeping, but they […]
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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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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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