Senior Tips

Heart-Friendly Recipes for People with High Blood Pressure

People can get high blood pressure from a variety of reasons like genetics, smoking or eating the wrong diet for too long – among other factors. Not managing this condition poses long-term health risks such as experiencing a stroke, getting blood clots and even developing dementia. However, eating right and staying physically active …
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Can I Afford an Independent Living Community?

When you’re ready to upgrade your living situation and join an independent living community, it’s common to worry about costs. There is a common misconception that such active living environments are unaffordable or unsustainable; however, making the switch to an all-inclusive independent living community can be the best choice for your overall happiness and …
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Tips for Visiting a Family Member with Dementia

If you have a family member with dementia, you may wonder how to handle visits. What should you say, and how should you behave? Are certain topics off limits? Dementia can affect individuals differently, but your relative likely will continue to appreciate visits by familiar people. Before you plan a visit, consider the …
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14 Surprising Foods to Help Seniors Fall Asleep

Sleep is one of the most important things you need for a healthy life. In fact, sleeping less than seven hours each night increases your risk of health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Getting quality, uninterrupted sleep boosts your immune system, gives you more energy and reduces your stress levels. However, even …
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Ways to Stay Active this Winter in New Jersey

As the cold weather makes its way to New Jersey each year, it becomes easier to curl up with a warm blanket and harder to find activities to stay busy. However, it’s important to find things to do that will help you stay physically, mentally and socially active during the winter. Staying Physically …
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Things for Seniors to do in Philadelphia

Being the sixth largest city in the United States, it would take much more than this brief article and more than a year of weekends to discover all there is to do in historic Philadelphia. Having said that, let’s look at sights and activities that are sure to make your next weekend trip …
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Assisted Living vs. Continuing Care
Retirement Communities

One of the most common questions people ask is, “What’s the difference between assisted living and continuing care retirement communities?” We at Homestead at Hamilton are happy to share our knowledge about the similarities, and differences, between these two types of communities. Independent and Assisted Living Independent living communities are exactly that: they …
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Preserve Your Favorite Memories:
Scrapbooking for Seniors

If you’re looking for a fun, therapeutic activity to do with an older adult, scrapbooking may just be the answer. Creating a memory book can reduce stress in older people because it allows them to share stories from their life in a creative way. The scrapbooking process can also trigger memories and delay …
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Scientific Advancements in Alzheimer’s Research

Research into Alzheimer’s disease started after 1906, when Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. The woman had experienced memory loss, unpredictable behavior and language problems. After her death, the doctor examined the woman’s brain where he found many abnormal …
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