Dennis Says: Lord of the Key Rings

Misplacing important items in your house is a huge nuisance. Want to avoid a panic? Let’s visit some tools that find your valuables. These tools proved they work. But the question is, do you want to mess around with a phone app just to find your missing keys? Click on the video below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDBQabyg6Io[/embed] Check out more great senior products on Senior.com!

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“JayPad” is the new buzz word for senior engagement

There is always light at the end of the tunnel. The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating to everyone, especially to seniors who are subjected to the highest risk medically and mentally. We rely on the scientists and healthcare professionals to tackle the medical part. Unfortunately, the mental part of the pandemic fallout is left on the shoulders of the senior care centers and families. California software company HealthJay and the National Adult Day Services Association have recently announced their partnership to address this escalating issue of pandemic loneliness. The industry leading organization and the Silicon Valley tech firm look to

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How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

Pet therapy is one of the long used treatments for taking control over a range of health problems, depression and mood disorders particularly. But just how effective could it be to renew your health? Mental health challenges, namely Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), end of life trauma, and Alzheimer’s disease have been proven to be coped with using pet therapy. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has also marked the use of animals to reduce the feeling of loneliness, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy Pet therapy can be given in another form, which is called animal-assisted

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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E[/embed] One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients, and families to understand the differences. Dr. Richard London, Medical Director of Silverado Oak Village Community explains how they differ: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for the group of symptoms in which the human brain no longer processes

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Dennis Says: Battle of the Enchiladas

Another easy at home meal choice. I love Hispanic-style food. Do these prepared enchilada meals measure up to my discerning taste standards? We will find out – there is a winner. Check out the humor and graphics add ins! Hurray for the microwave oven! Sometime soon let’s do a budget wine tasting to accompany our budget meals. Click below to watch the video! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVpc9zZdNnY[/embed]  

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3 Senior Activities that Improve Balance & Prevent Falls

3 Senior Activities that Improve Balance & Prevent Falls

Falls are a major concern for seniors and elderly care providers alike. Declining strength, coordination, mobility, and visibility all increase seniors’ risk of falling. Meanwhile, poor bone strength can increase the risk of severe fractures. Together, these risk factors have made falls the number one cause of accidental death among Americans over the age of sixty-five. The good news is that it’s possible to lower that risk. Both medical and elderly care professionals recommend a number of fall prevention strategies that can help seniors and family caregivers lower elderly adults’ risk of falling. One of the best ways to do

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Dennis Says: Mac N Cheese Face-off

This is the second installment of “Dennis Says”. Seniors might need easy at home prepared meal choices. Especially for those who live alone. These meals are affordable for seniors on a budget. But are the meals tasty? I have to admit I am not a mac & cheese aficionado, but I will find out if these are tasty meals. Click on the video below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pT6EpsQnLQ[/embed]    

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Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Magnification Aids

Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Magnification Aids

New Vision Products for Seniors: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07CpH7iX59Q[/embed] If you have aged-related macular degeneration or any one of several sight-impairing diseases and once simple tasks, such as reading the newspaper, or signing a check, become frustratingly difficult, Enhanced Vision products can help. Since 1996, Enhanced Vision has been working with cutting-edge technology to manufacture affordable, high quality electronic magnifiers that can be adjusted to a user’s unique specifications. Adjustability is the key factor that sets Enhanced Vision’s electronic magnifiers apart; and it’s what allows individuals to continue reading books, mail, or fine print… anywhere, anytime. Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Magnification Aids If you looking for a very lightweight

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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry deeply rooted stigma forcing people with a mental health challenge to suffer in silence. Stigma, a sensation that something is shameful. Mental Health Resources A 2014 study by the NIH (National Institute of Health) found significant differences between the stigma about seeking help for mental conditions felt by those in isolated rural areas compared to urban dwellers. Older rural residents with mental illness associate seeking help with a sign of weakness or an inability to be self-reliant. The Centers for Disease Control says depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal

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