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Five Enjoyable Ways to Stay Healthy as We Age

March 20, 2018 — Whenever the subject of staying healthy as we grow older comes up, many people tend to tune out. No one wants to hear that they need to exercise more or eat more healthfully. They’ve heard it all before. The good news is that there are several things we can do to enjoy better health that... Read More

The Benefits of Home Care

March 5, 2018 — The vast majority of seniors say they want to remain in their own homes as they age. At ProperCare, our home care professionals work with families to help an elder loved one continue to live independently. It’s very rewarding work and we’re pleased to be able to help so many area families meet the challenges... Read More

How Catching Some ZZZZs Can Improve Your Health

February 20, 2018 — Most of us, unless we live with chronic insomnia, probably don’t think a lot about sleep. But as it turns out, there are some pretty remarkable things that go on when we’re sawing logs. Your brain is very busy during sleep. The regions of the brain involved in learning, processing information, and emotion are more... Read More

Is Ageism the Last Accepted Form of Prejudice?

February 5, 2018 — Ageism is the belief that older people are somehow inferior to those who are young. As with all prejudices, people who hold this belief have prejudged an entire group, which means they are incapable of experiencing an older person as an individual based on their specific attributes. Ageism is rampant in America. In one study,... Read More

When a Loved One Can’t – or Won’t – Take Care of Themselves

January 22, 2018 — Mitchell went to visit his father during the winter holidays. He was alarmed to find his father’s house in complete disarray – piles of unpaid bills sat on the kitchen table, clothes were lying all over the house and there was almost no food in the cabinets or refrigerator. Additionally, he couldn’t walk more than... Read More

Some Forms of Memory Loss Are Treatable

January 5, 2018 — As people age, periods of forgetfulness may increase. You may find yourself forgetting where you put your wallet or car keys more frequently. You may meet a neighbor on the street and can’t recall their name. Everyone – no matter what their age – experiences occasional episodes of forgetfulness. Such episodes may increase when a... Read More

Five New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Brain Healthy

December 29, 2017 — As more people continue to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, people are becoming more interesting in steps they can take to protect their brain. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a team of experts created a bit of a stir this year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference... Read More

Keeping Spirits Bright This Holiday

December 15, 2017 — The older we get, the greater our risk of becoming isolated. We may no longer go to a job. Health issues may isolate us. Our spouse and friends may have passed away. According the 2010 U.S. Census, 28 percent of people age 65 and older live alone, accounting for approximately 11 million older Americans. According... Read More

A Healthy Variation on a Favorite Holiday Song

November 30, 2017 — Who doesn’t love that “Twelve Days of Christmas” song? Well, maybe not everyone, but it’s fun to test your memory to see if you can list all the drummers drumming, lords a-leaping, and of course, the five gold rings! Just for fun, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have come up with an... Read More

Breaking the Ice Between the Generations at Holiday Gatherings

November 16, 2017 — We’ve learned so much of late about the value of intergenerational connections for older adults. Spending time with younger people provides a real mood boost for most seniors. Talking to children about the old days, offering advice, and sharing a legacy of their own history enhances a senior’s sense of purpose, which is a core... Read More
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