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Spring Cleaning Guide: Paperwork and Documents

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We accumulate a lot of papers throughout our lives. From school report cards to tax forms to health insurance, all that paperwork stacks up. By the time we reach a certain age, it’s easy to lose track of what’s essential and what can be thrown away. If you’re like many seniors, you probably have boxes crammed with old papers that are creating clutter in your apartment.

As we approach spring cleaning season, here’s your step-by-step guide to spring cleaning your essential paperwork, including what you should keep and what you can toss.

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National Nutrition Month: How to Recognize and Prevent Senior Malnutrition

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Nutrition has far-reaching effects on our wellbeing, influencing everything from physical health to mood to energy levels and even cognitive function. As we age, nutrition has an even greater impact on our quality of life. Unfortunately, due to the myriad physiologic and lifestyle changes that accompany aging, many seniors don’t maintain a sufficiently healthy diet or consume the quality of nutrition they need to feel their best.

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Glaucoma Awareness Month: Prevent Vision Loss With Regular Eye Exams

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. While glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness, many people don’t realize they have the disease until it is too late because glaucoma doesn’t show symptoms. Spreading awareness about the importance of regular vision will help more people receive treatment while the disease is still in its early stages.

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Helping Your Loved One Transition to Memory Care

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Transition to Memory Care

Moving a loved one from a familiar place where they feel at home into a new senior living community or assisted living apartment is always a difficult transition, but the process becomes more complicated when moving a loved one into memory care. For someone with dementia, disruptions to routine and changes in environment can be particularly stressful, causing them to lash out, resist the move, or grow upset if they’re unable to fully comprehend what is happening.

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6 Falls Prevention Tips

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Falls Prevention

Today is the 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors? Falls aren’t just a concern during the slippery winter months. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), 1 in 3 Americans over age 65 falls every year and a senior visits the ER for a fall-related injury every 13 seconds. Preventing falls is a critical element of healthy aging. Falls are not an inevitable fact of life for older adults—in fact, most falls are preventable! Through lifestyle adjustments, environmental precautions, and community support the incidence of falls can be reduced significantly.

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