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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of early detection through screening, and treatment options available. An estimated 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, with rates of breast cancer increasing in women over age 70.

The best way to protect yourself against breast cancer is to understand the facts and be aware of the warning signs. Read on to learn some of the essential facts you should know about breast cancer detection, risk factors, and outlook.

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Jim Bettendorf, Vista Prairie CEO, Named to LeadingAge’s 50 for Next 50 List

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LeadingAge Minnesota recently recognized 50 professionals in Minnesota who are innovative and influential leaders within the senior living realm, during their celebration at their 50th Anniversary Dinner last Thursday.

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Thyroid Awareness Month: Recognizing the Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

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A month when many people prioritize health and wellness, January is a fitting time to dedicate increased awareness to an often overlooked but hugely impactful influence on our health: the thyroid gland. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has designated January as Thyroid Awareness Month. Throughout January, the ATA promotes outreach, education, and fundraising efforts to support the prevention, treatment, and cure of thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer.

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Warning Signs Of Dementia & What To Do Next

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Dementia After Diagnosis

A diagnosis of dementia is life-changing, whether it comes for you or a loved one. People often experience denial or fear when they start noticing signs of dementia, but the sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can begin treatment. If you have an aging parent or family member, it’s important to educate yourself on the early warning signs of dementia and to prepare for what to do next if you recognize these signs in your loved one.

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Essential Paperwork All Seniors Need

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When your parent is facing an emergency situation, the last thing you want to be doing is scrambling to locate essential documentation in an overflowing file cabinet or standing in line at a government office trying to obtain official copies of lost documents. When emergency strikes, moments matter. In a crisis, you should be able to quickly lay your hands on copies of all important personal, health, financial, and end-of-life records.

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