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Alcohol and Medications

Christmas spirit sometimes arrives in the form of alcoholic spirits. It’s very easy to indulge in a glass of wine, a hot buttered rum, or spiked eggnog. However, for those on medication – particularly elderly adults – it can be dangerous. Drinking even a little alcohol when you’re taking certain prescription and over-the-counter drugs can …
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Seniors and Loneliness

Loneliness can strike at any age. For seniors loneliness can cause serious health consequences, raising the risks of an earlier-than-expected death and the loss of physical functioning, this according to a study conducted by the University of California.   Aging experts are saying the number of seniors affected by loneliness is growing. What really is loneliness? …
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A Rainbow of Choices

Summer is here! Let the eating of colorful summer fruits and vegetables begin. The red strawberries, blue blueberries, and green spinach – eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors help our senior receive a broad range of nutrients. Enjoying our meals begins with our eyes; color and presentation play a big part on …
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Going To A Home Vs. Staying Home

Have you ever heard: “I’m too young to move there”, “I’ll never send my parents to a home,” or “I’m just too active”?  All of those are common phrases we hear every day.  The images of elderly loved ones sitting in a cold, sterile building just waiting for visits or waiting to die are stereotypes …
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