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Norovirus and influenza are two terms often used interchangeably to both mean the common flu. Because influenza results in a weakened immune system, many people experience other viruses, like the norovirus, while having influenza. This causes people to associate gastrointestinal issues with the flu, but the two viruses are different. Here’s what you need to...
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Leaves are changing and the weather is cooling off. Along with the welcome changes of the fall, comes an unwelcome season – flu season. Beginning in October and sometimes stretching into May, flu season is the period of time when the influenza virus is most active. It’s a time to step up self-care and flu...
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You’ve chosen a community. You’ve even moved your loved one into that community. You’ve done all the hard things and you know your loved one is happy in his or her new home. So, why do you feel uneasy when you visit your loved one in their assisted living community? Seeing a loved one in...
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Why Should Seniors Learn a Second Language?
You’ve always wanted to learn a new language, but you’ve never been able to find the time to balance family responsibilities, house management, and your career. Maybe retirement is bringing you new travel opportunities, and you want to be better equipped to see the world. For these reasons and many more, retirement is a great...
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The Caregiver's Guide to Stages of Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease and other common forms of dementia including vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, and frontotemporal dementia are progressive conditions, with symptoms worsening over time as the disease progresses. Learn more about the stages of dementia and what to expect from your loved one as dementia progresses. Although the two terms are often used...
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