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Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly

A study of more than 15,000 Americans found that among older adults age 71 and above, 95 percent of elder men and 83 percent of elder women do not drink enough water. These inadequate fluid levels can lead to serious or life-threatening health conditions including urinary and kidney problems, seizures and heatstroke.

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Senior Nutrition: Light Summer Meal Ideas

Here are some simple vegetarian dishes that use summer fruits and vegetables and that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.

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Create a Music Playlist for Someone With Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Neuroscientists believe that music can evoke emotions—emotions, in turn, trigger recollection of memories. Music seems effective in re-activating the brains of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, allowing them to remember something from their past.

Michael Coluccio, Recreation Therapist

10 Frequently Asked Questions for Recreational Therapists

Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, engages a person in an activity of leisure to help restore their functionality following an illness, accident or infirmity. Recreational therapy promotes a client’s self-esteem and self-efficacy, which is “I think I can do this.”

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U.S. Vacations for Seniors With Limited Mobility

You have reached your senior years and now have more time for vacations, but your limited mobility is a concern. With some advance planning and the tips we share here, you can leisurely travel most anywhere in the United States.

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Technology for Seniors Made Easy

Although technology can improve the quality of life, older adults are often reluctant to learn or adopt it. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, seem to be the only exception that broke the learning barrier.

Charlotte Wimmer Caregiver Texas

Caregiver Recalls Hurricane Harvey Memories a Year Later

Charlotte started working as a caregiver in 2000 and joined Right at Home Galveston in 2011. One of Charlotte’s first clients with the home care agency was a man who had suffered a severe brain injury as the result of a car accident at the age of 19.

Dr. Ritesh Shah, orthopedic surgeon, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute

Joint Replacement Surgery and Transitional Care

Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries in the country. A recent study found that people are seeking joint replacements earlier in life, in part because people are staying more active as they age and they want a better quality of life through retirement.

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5 Things to Consider About Aging in Place

Aging in place is a lifestyle—a way of living that allows you to remain in your home throughout life as long as possible. Many people don’t realize that on any given day, what was once easy for us to do may suddenly become harder and more time-consuming.

Beverly Hughes

How Learning a Client’s Story Helped a Caregiver Improve Care

When Beverly began working with her client, Adina, she was surprised to learn that Adina was a Holocaust survivor. Although Beverly had learned about the Holocaust in history class long ago in school, she decided to do more research about it to better understand her client and the issues she faced. What Beverly discovered horrified her.