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Alcohol Abuse and the Elderly

Alcohol – it can be used responsibility but it can also become a major health problem if abused. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and it was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma often associated with alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. Millions of Americans suffer from… Continue reading

The Real Cost of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Recently the Alzheimer’s Association released its annual report detailing the state of Alzheimer’s in America. The report shows 5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and its costing Americans $277 billion a year! But that figure isn’t the true cost. Millions of Americans take time away from work… Continue reading

How to Spot Senior Abuse and What to Do

Over 28 million Americans become victims of fraud annually, and 30 percent are seniors. Criminals target seniors for many reasons including they may be more trusting, have savings and weren’t raised in an era of cyber scams. According to the National Adult Protective Services Association, “financial exploitation is a fast-growing form of abuse of seniors… Continue reading

Improving Senior Financial Literacy

Improving Senior Financial Literacy
In 2004, the American Society on Aging sponsored a study to evaluate the financial knowledge of Americans age 50 and older, which included a survey of three simple yes/no questions that assessed the knowledge of the respondents on concepts such as inflation, risk diversification and interest rates.* A t that time only one third of… Continue reading

Honoring our Veterans with Care

Honoring our Veterans with Care
Every November we celebrate Veterans Day a day meant to honor the men and women who have served in our military. With our neighbors Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, there are many active military professionals and veterans living in our community. These men and women signed up to serve and we believe the least we can do… Continue reading

Stay Safe and Independent with Lifeline

Stay Safe and Independent with Lifeline
Many of our seniors did not grow up in Alaska, they moved here for an exciting job opportunity or adventure. As this independent generation ages, their spirit stays the same but unfortunately sometimes their body can’t keep up. Luckily, with Philips Lifeline, seniors can stay safe while maintaining their freedom. Philips Lifeline is the number… Continue reading

World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month
Whether it’s a parent, grandparent or relative, most people know someone affected by Alzheimer’s. Today, 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, which is the six-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. With millions of people either living with Alzheimer’s or watching family members struggle with the… Continue reading

Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day

Ways to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day
In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21 National Senior Citizens Day. The day is meant to recognize the achievements and leadership of seniors, and thank them for all they’ve done. It’s also a day meant to remind people to take care of seniors by providing them with the proper care and… Continue reading

How to Talk to Your Siblings about Getting Help for Mom and Dad

Watching our parents age can be tough; for many years they were our caregivers and when the roles become reversed it can be a challenging time for everyone. Understanding the level of care they require can be complicated and if there are many opinions involved, deciding on a care plan can feel impossible. Talking to… Continue reading

How to Talk About Fall Prevention

How to Talk About Fall Prevention
Talking to our elderly loved ones about fall prevention can be challenging, as with many issues that arise around the topic of aging. Often times, it’s really hard for people to accept that their ability to get around is compromised or that their sense of independence is declining. As we’ve talked about before, many falls… Continue reading

Five Senior-Friendly Ways to Prevent the End of Summer Blues

Five Senior-Friendly Ways to Prevent the End of Summer Blues
It’s inevitable: when summer begins to wind down, we often find ourselves winding down with it. We might experience a little let down—sad that the days are getting shorter, so much of what we had to look forward to in the summer has now passed, and mobility and flexibility will soon be hampered by less… Continue reading

6 Reasons Why Family Fitness Should Include Seniors

6 Reasons Why Family Fitness Should Include Seniors
It’s fun and fitness month at Midnight Sun Home Care! June, in Alaska, just makes us want to get out and get active. To celebrate, we’re talking about how seniors and their families can do this in a safe, informed and enjoyable way.  And, we’re helping you do that too, by launching our Senior… Continue reading

Three Fit and Inspiring Seniors

Three Fit and Inspiring Seniors
It’s fun and fitness month at Midnight Sun Home Care! June, in Alaska, just makes us want to get out and get active. To celebrate, we’re talking about how seniors and their families can do this in a safe, informed and enjoyable way. And, we’re helping you do that too, by launching our Senior Fitness… Continue reading

Current Studies About Seniors and Fitness

Current Studies About Seniors and Fitness
It’s fun and fitness month at Midnight Sun Home Care! June, in Alaska, just makes us want to get out and get active. To celebrate, we’re talking about how seniors and their families can do this in a safe, informed and enjoyable way.  And, we’re helping you do that too, by launching our Senior… Continue reading
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