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How to Live Well with a Chronic Condition

  Chronic conditions – such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and Alzheimer’s – are among the most common ailments affecting older Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), almost half of all adults live with a chronic disease or condition and one in four adults have two or more. The... Read More

Eating Well Helps You Age Well

  March is National Nutrition Month, a time to bring attention to what we eat and how it can affect how we age. According to the National Institutes of Health, even if you already have one or more chronic diseases, eating well may help you better manage conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol... Read More

Drawing a Picture Can Help You Remember Better

  Many of us have ways to remember things – for instance when meeting someone new and learning their name, we may think of a person with the same name and make an association with the new person. We may repeat the name over and over until we think it’s stuck in our brain. So... Read More

Six Ways You Can Create a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

  February is American Heart Month. This is the perfect opportunity to focus our attention on ways to promote and maintain our heart health. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. And many of these deaths are preventable – at least 200,000 cardiac deaths in the United States could have been... Read More

Many Baby Boomers Need to Prepare for Aging Alone

  The 1960s brought about a revolution in American culture. Many from the baby boom generation eschewed their parents’ ideas of the perfect life and embraced a way of living that fit their own style. They weren’t as quick to get married as their parents, were more likely to divorce if they did marry, and... Read More

Top Seven Resolutions for Caregivers in the New Year

  If you’re one of the nearly 34 million Americans who care for an older loved one, you may neglect your own health and well-being. Many caregivers forego their own self-care, which can have negative effects on both the caregiver and the person being cared for. Caregiving can be a highly challenging task and it’s... Read More

Are You Resolving to Lose Weight in the New Year? Here’s Some Motivation

  It’s no secret that Americans are overweight. And seniors are gaining weight at rates faster than most Americans. According to a poll conducted by Gallup and Healthways, the obesity rate among seniors increased by four percentage points during the years 2008 to 2014 – from 23.4 percent in 2008 to 27.4 percent in 2014.... Read More

How to Keep Spirits Bright this Holiday Season

  For many of us, the holidays are an exciting, happy time, as visions of family get-togethers, gift exchanges and festive parties dance in our heads. But for many seniors, who may be facing the holidays without a spouse or other loved ones, the holidays can be of time of sadness and even depression. Additionally,... Read More

Celebrating Family Caregivers

  November is National Family Caregivers Month. About 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to an elder loved one with almost half caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. At LifeCare Advocates, we see the important role family caregivers play and recognize their invaluable contribution. Most of these caregivers do this... Read More

How to Care for a Loved One from a Distance

  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, for many families, this may be one of the few times during the year where they spend time together. For some, it may have been a year or more since they’ve last spent time with parents and other loved ones. Often, adult children notice changes in their... Read More