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Why Dr. Google is Not Your Friend

What do you do when you notice you’re feeling weak and tired and slightly short of breath? If you’re like many other seniors, you might to turn to the internet. A 2015 study found that the most preferred source of health information was the internet, at nearly 45 percent. This is in contrast to health…

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Go Green for Heart Health

park bench among trees, grass, and lake

A study released earlier this month suggests that surrounding yourself with greenery may protect your heart. For years, experts have recommended you keep plants in your home, since they purify the inside air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Now, this study by Aruni Bhatnagar, at University of Louisville, shows that living in neighborhoods…

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How to Reduce Loneliness in Seniors During the Holiday Season

November is almost over, Thanksgiving is past, and we’re deep into holiday season now. From the chilly weather to the holiday decorations, you can feel the excitement of the holidays drawing near. Unfortunately, many seniors in assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities feel lonelier than ever at this time of year. Precisely during…

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November: Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

As we mentioned in our blog post about health awareness months, Pancreatic Cancer Awareness is one of November’s health observances. We feel that pancreatic cancer deserves its own article because it’s so deadly—and doesn’t have to be if it’s caught early. Pancreatic cancer isn’t particularly common, but it kills more people than breast cancer does every…

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Mild Cognitive Impairment: What You Need To Know

Here on the Bridgeway Senior Living blog, we’ve written a lot about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Given that 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease (source), it’s important to raise awareness about this progressive disease. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, so this month we will devote extra time to…

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How to Talk to Your Doctor Effectively

An effective patient-doctor relationship is a partnership. You and your doctor are a team, facing your health challenges together. One of the strongest tools in your arsenal is the ability to communicate openly with your doctor. While it may be hard to be perfectly honest about intimate health issues, you gain nothing by holding back…

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Separating Fact and Fiction in Alzheimer’s Disease

Have you ever looked all over your house for your glasses only to realize that you’re wearing them? Or have you ever gone to write down something and as soon as you got paper and pen you forgot what you wanted to write? No need to worry; these do not mean that you are getting…

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Dining and Alzheimer’s Disease: How We Can Combine the Two

Memory care is a person-centered approach to Alzheimer’s Disease. Memory care is currently the fastest growing segment in senior care, because it treats the person, not her disease. Too many care providers load up Alzheimer’s patients with anti-psychotic drugs to keep them calm and under control. That school of thought is thankfully declining as memory…

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