Emergency Disaster Tips for Seniors

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Since peak hurricane season extends from mid-August to the end of October, FEMA suggests older adults stay prepared by having emergency plans in place. Weather patterns have become increasingly unpredictable, and the hurricane season has just launched, so if you live in a high risk area, here's what you need to do. Create a support network of family, friends, neighbors, community or faith-based organizations, human service providers and others who can help before and after an emergency or disaster. Discuss your needs with the trusted support network before a catastrophe occurs, since they bring loss of power, cell phone service

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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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History of Labor Day

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Labor Day: What it Means History of Labor Day Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. History of Labor Day Labor Day Legislation Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced

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How a New Tool from Neuroscience Can Improve Memory in Aging Adults

By the year 2035, the 2018 U.S. Census Bureau has estimated that adults over the age of 65 will outnumber children under the age of 18. The trend, often referred to as “the graying of America,” has multiple mental healthcare implications. Foremost among them: meeting the care needs of a population that, at 65 years and older, inevitably suffers from much higher rates of memory loss and dementia. Age is the #1 predictor of memory problems, after all, so as Americans live longer, their growing seniority makes them more prone to changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia

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How to Keep a Productive Mindset During the Whole Day

Nowadays, everybody is busy. Even little children are busy with their own things. Most adults wake up every morning with tons of activities waiting to be performed. As a father, CEO, essay writer or lawyer, you know what I’m talking about. The only people who succeed in this world are those who know how to manage their time and productivity effectively. People who can’t manage their time well never get the most important things done and this pulls them down like a sea anchor. If you’ve been struggling to maintain a productive mindset, you’ve come to the right place. Today,

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How to Deal with Adult Bullies

When people think of bullies, they often think of kids on playgrounds. But, the truth is that adult bullying is a real problem. Verbal bullying doesn’t end as we get older. Individuals continue to use bullying, at every age, to feel powerful over another person. If you have been bullied, Kendall Van Blarcom is available to help you cope with any personal issues that are interfering with your day-to-day life. Verbal Adult Bullying Despite the sticks and stones saying, words can be hurtful. Too often, adult bullies try to make themselves feel more important or dominant by using language that

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Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles

 Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles

The world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, refers to imagination as a “discovering faculty,” one that “penetrates into the unseen worlds around us.” That power to see beyond what is immediately available is echoed by Dave Evans, Stanford professor. “There are lots of you,” he reminds us. “There are lots of right answers.” Things are so much more than they seem, especially for those with a fertile imagination. If your interested in keeping your brain sharp, we recommend exploring ways to enhance your creative powers.  Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles  Five Ways to Flex Your Creative Muscles Seeing multiple possibilities, believe

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Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Playing a board game is the perfect way to spend some time with the retirees. The variety of games allows for quality one on one time, as well as group fun with grandkids. Moreover, games are known to improve the health of the brain, which can prove to be a great tool in regard to the memory and logical thinking of seniors. And most importantly, this keeps seniors engaged, which reduces the dangers of senior isolation. Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees Here are the top 10 board games every retiree can enjoy: 1.  Bingo Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

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Talking to Senior Parents about Drugs

Talking to Senior Parents about Drugs

As our bodies age and the health we took for granted in our youth fades into cellular disruptions, disorders, diseases and chronic aches and pains, we turn to the wonders of drugs — prescription, over-the-counter, and vitamins and supplements. So much so, that by the time we are 60 and older, more than 76 percent of us use two or more prescription drugs and 37 percent use five or more, according to a 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. And that figure does not include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements, which other studies indicate could easily double medication amounts.

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