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Senior Health Tips: How to Reduce Stress

It’s a well-known fact that stress has a detrimental effect on wellbeing. It significantly increases the risk of anxiety, depression, digestive issues, sleep problems, heart disease, and memory impairment, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of any other pre-existing conditions. In comparison to younger people, seniors are equally at risk of stress-related health problems that …

What Are Memory Care and Support Services All About?

While memory care services are often associated with assisted living and may overlap, the two are not the same. Assisted living primarily focuses on providing essential support for day-to-day living like bathing, dressing, meal preparation and medication, while memory care services specifically assist residents with dementia conditions like Alzheimer’s. Here’s some insight into these services from memory care service providers in South Jersey . …

Memory Games That Promote Healthy Brains

Memories play an important role in forming who we are but, as we age, certain dementia conditions can start to erode these vital building blocks of our relationships, knowledge and personality. Conditions like Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia currently have no cure, but there are ways to fight against memory loss, help exercise …

Physical Awareness and Healthy Aging at UMH

A Senior’s Guide to Keeping Joints Healthy

One of the biggest health challenges facing seniors today is keeping bones and joints healthy and strong. Unfortunately, as we get older the cartilage that cushions our joints wears down, eventually leading to inflammation and pain. However, there are a few things you can do to help relieve this pain and protect your joints from …

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition that can affect anyone with diabetes, especially as they age. Here is some important insight from senior living specialists in Camden County . What causes diabetic neuropathy?  High blood sugar interferes with how the nerves communicate with one another and, over time, this can cause the nerve fibers to become damaged. In addition, high blood sugar …

6 Sun-Safe Tips For Seniors

Summer is here and that means plenty of opportunities to get out and about, enjoy the warm weather and get involved in the many great seasonal community events! Just be sure to follow these tips from assisted living experts in South Jersey for staying safe in the heat: Stay hydrated. It’s very easy to become dehydrated in this heat, especially as …

When Are Respite Services Needed?

Simply speaking, respite care services are available for your loved one in any circumstance in which regular caregivers are unavailable. These services also allow caregivers, especially family caregivers, to take a well-deserved break from their duties as well as provide more  specialized medical or therapeutic care on a temporary basis. Here are some great examples …