Protect Your Health With Preventive Screenings

What do exercising, routine blood work, and dental checkups have in common? They’re all part of preventive medicine—the use of proactive measures, such as health screenings, counseling, and maintenance to prevent or uncover serious diseases. We’ve covered different healthy habits, like exercising and eating well, in the past, so today we’ll talk about health screenings.…

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Are You Too Generous For Your Own Good?

Many seniors live to spoil their children and grandchildren. Especially their grandchildren. There’s something so satisfying about sending gifts—large and small—to the people who will carry on your legacy. You’re in retirement and your expenses won’t go up that much, you think. So why not help Junior buy his first car, or contribute generously to Granddaughter’s…

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Are Your Shots Up To Date?

Vaccines aren’t only for kids. And I’m not just talking about the flu shot either. Did you know adults should be getting regular vaccines? In fact, vaccines for seniors are just as important as vaccines for kids. As we age, our immune systems get weaker and have a harder time fighting infections. Age makes us…

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How Your Thyroid Affects Everything

The thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck. Most people don’t even know it exists, let alone what it does. But in truth, this small gland is a hormone factory that powers your entire body. When the thyroid doesn’t work right, you feel the effects in every area and function of your body.…

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Kitchen Safety Tips for Seniors

Cooking brings family and friends together, and sharing meals is a great way to socialize. For that reason, kitchen safety is a popular topic for all ages. Given the amount of time we spend in our kitchens, it’s important to take safety into account. For seniors who live independently and prepare their own meals, kitchen…

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Top 5 Podcasts for Seniors

Podcasts are like radio shows, just better. A combination of the word pod and broadcast, podcasts are audio talks you can download from the internet to listen to at your convenience. People enjoy listening to podcasts when commuting to work, working out, cooking dinner, or relaxing with a drink. There are an enormous range of…

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All About Hospice Care

Hospice care is specialized care for terminally ill patients. It’s all encompassing care that looks out for the patient and his or her loved ones. When a patient is dying, both he and his family need support and care. That’s where the hospice team comes in. With doctors, nurses, clergy, and volunteers, they work together…

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11 Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Seniors with dementia tend to withdraw from their loved ones and the things they used to love. But studies show staying engaged in life can help reduce the effects of dementia and improve quality of life. Here at Bridgeway’s outstanding memory care unit, we know how important it is to keep seniors with dementia active.…

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