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President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983. At the time, there were less than 2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, the number has more than doubled to 5.7 million Americans. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s epidemic and how you can show your support for Alzheimer’s awareness...
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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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At Van Mall, the last week of September is set aside to celebrate Active Aging Week. A global movement meant to inspire wellness in seniors and debunk stereotypes about aging, Active Aging Week is fun and competitive. Learn more about how Van Mall marked this important week encouraging health and wellness in residents while having...
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Residents at The Landing of Long Cove recently had a private concert from ‘The Voice’ contestant Tyshawn Colquitt. Learn more about the performance and how live music is an important part of life at The Landing of Long Cove. A Cincinnati local, Tyshawn Colquitt, found national fame on NBC’s talent show, ‘The Voice.’ Contestants on...
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At Leisure Care, our employees have a very special role in the lives of our residents. Not only do we serve the seniors in our care, we aim to make each day in our communities just a little better than the last. This kind of quiet commitment to our LC family fosters relationships where we...
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Adults account for nearly 95% of all diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes, often called adult-onset diabetes. According to The American Diabetes Association, there are 25.8 million Americans living with the disease and an estimated 7 million more people who have the disease but are undiagnosed. And, as of 2010, 10.9 million Americans over the...
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Residents at The Landing of Lake Worth understand the need of giving back to those less fortunate. That’s why we volunteer at The Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach, also known as the “cucina de Dios”. Learn more about how residents at The Landing of Lake Worth give of their time to serve those in need....
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Every Step You Take: PrimeFit Senior Fitness
Being more active is one way to immediately improve your outlook and your attitude throughout the year. Fortunately, residents of Leisure Care communities have plenty of options when it comes to getting fit and maintaining fitness. PrimeFit is Leisure Care’s signature fitness program designed exclusively for seniors. We recently sat down with Lindsy Johanson, PrimeFit...
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UTIs and Dementia
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is painful and worrisome in a healthy person, but when that person is a senior with dementia, the effects of a UTI can be even more concerning. UTIs tend to affect people with dementia differently, manifesting symptoms in behavior changes, rather than the typical physical symptoms. Knowing how UTIs affect...
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