Middle Age + Caregiving: Three Mind Maps

Originally published on David Solie: Middle age is daunting for everyone, especially caregivers.  There are so many moving and complicated parts that can quickly overwhelm the best intentions or the most efficient management skills.  One of the biggest mistakes I see middle age caregivers make over and over again is in overestimating their capacity, control and expectations.  It doesn’t take long …
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Independence Doesn’t Mean Going It Alone

Originally published on National Council on Aging: Doing things for ourselves makes us proud. For our whole lives, we’re told to work hard, try new things, and stay busy. This is all part of how we demonstrate our personal independence. But as we age, our bodies (and budgets) change. Our understanding of independence must change along with them. Continue Reading …
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Your Brain’s Best Day

Originally published on AARP: How to make your next 24 hours happy, healthy, and smart. Continue Reading > OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry Blossom Senior Living Traditions of Deerfield Highgrove at Tates Creek Traditions at Hunter Station Middleton Senior Living Traditions at North …
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Protein shakes don’t count: Why older adults should eat real food

Originally published on NBC News: Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists. During these stressful periods, aging bodies process protein less efficiently and need more of it to maintain muscle mass and strength, bone health …
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When I was diagnosed with dementia I thought it was the end of the world. It’s not

Originally published on The Guardian: It’s been almost a decade now since I was visiting my patients and was startled when one started hugging and kissing me. A couple of weeks later, I realised that the woman was a friend I’d known for 20 years. That was how it all started. Continue Reading > OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living …
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Dizziness Can Be a Drag

Originally published on NIH: Imagine reaching for something on a grocery shelf and suddenly feeling unsteady. Or looking over your shoulder to back up the car and having things start whirling around you. Most people feel dizzy now and then. But if that feeling persists or interferes with your daily life, it could be a sign of a balance disorder. …
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Monthly Progress Test

Originally published on National Institute on Aging: Take the tests from the Measuring Your Fitness Progress tip sheet, record your scores, and watch your progress. You can find the Measuring Your Fitness Progress tip sheet and other helpful tip sheets in the “Resources” section at www.nia.nih.gov/Go4Life. Download PDF > OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at …
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