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Is There a Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia?


That’s the suggestion raised by a 2011 study by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institute on Aging.  “A lot of people ignore hearing loss, because it’s such a slow and insidious process as we age,” said Dr. Frank Lin, the lead author on both reports.  “Even if people are not affected,...
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Do You Know About Respite Care?


Respite care may be the best-kept secret in senior healthcare.   Many families care for loved ones with dementia at home, but no one can do it without a break. The challenges of caring for someone with dementia can negatively affect both the caregiver and the person being cared for.   Too much togetherness can...
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The Thought of Moving Just Seems So Overwhelming!


We really don’t need this big house and the taxes, the utilities, the insurance, the upkeep, and everything else. But we raised our family here. Just thinking about moving is overwhelming.  Does this sound familiar? Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES®) designees are certified senior specialists with a special knowledge of managing the sale of a home...
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Five Healthy Living Tips


Your senior years can be some of the best years of your life. Make these years count by being proactive about your health. Maintain a safe environment. Install handrails, sturdy step stools and other safety equipment in your home. Make sure that you have an easy way to access your telephone in case of an emergency. ...
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