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The Checklist Every Senior Needs to Help Maintain an Active Social Life

Many seniors face obstacles when it comes to maintaining an active social life, which is proven to have benefits in all areas of a person’s well-being. The loss of a spouse, physical ailments, mobility problems, cognitive decline or lack of family nearby can all lead to isolation and a steady decline in physical, emotional and [...]

The Checklist Every Senior Needs to Help Maintain an Active Social Life2018-08-21T14:51:52+00:00

3 Types of Exercise That Can Prevent Osteoporosis

As the body ages, bones can weaken. This can impact your ability to stand or walk, and put you more at risk for fractures. This is even more of a concern for people living with arthritis or osteoporosis. One of the best ways to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis is by getting regular exercise. Even if you already [...]

3 Types of Exercise That Can Prevent Osteoporosis2018-07-25T20:07:23+00:00

Caregiver tips for interacting with someone with Autism

Interacting with someone with autism can feel frustrating for both of you. Autism can present communication, socialization, and behavioral challenges that can make you feel like you don’t know what to say or how to respond. The secret is to always try to understand, to aim for kindness, and to learn as much as you [...]

Caregiver tips for interacting with someone with Autism2018-07-10T14:07:07+00:00

6 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make the Most of Living with COPD

Hundreds of thousands of people living with COPD face certain challenges and frustrations, such as no longer being physically able to do things as easily as before. Living with COPD can also bring on emotional challenges. But knowing how to manage the disease and taking advantage of the support that is available can significantly improve and enhance [...]

6 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Make the Most of Living with COPD2018-07-04T02:24:30+00:00

7 Expert Tips for Caregivers

People often become caregivers out of necessity, without any training or advanced notice, and finding answers to questions or resources to help can be tough. When asked what advice they would offer those caring for a loved one, these are the responses of professional caregivers from across the country had to offer.   “Remember what’s [...]

7 Expert Tips for Caregivers2018-06-27T18:32:22+00:00

How to Prevent These Top 5 Illnesses

Independence Health Services is devoted to helping our clients and their family members stay informed and up to date on aging and the illnesses and conditions that affect seniors most. This week we’re here to discuss the most common illnesses seen in individuals over the age of 50 years old, and the best ways to [...]

How to Prevent These Top 5 Illnesses2018-05-23T22:08:27+00:00

Quiz: How Is Your Life Balance When Caring for a Loved One?

When you take on the role of caring for a loved one, your life balance can shift as you adjust to being “on-call” 24/7 or take on another person’s health in addition to your own. This challenge to maintain a healthy balance impacts nearly 40 million American family caregivers. Are you finding the right balance? [...]

Quiz: How Is Your Life Balance When Caring for a Loved One?2018-04-11T15:40:27+00:00

Occupational Therapy – What You Should Know

When you're healthy, it’s easy to take for granted the little things you do every day, like simply getting out of bed, taking care of your daily needs, and getting dressed. However, many people recovering from a serious injury or illness – such as after suffering brain damage from a stroke – are faced with [...]

Occupational Therapy – What You Should Know2018-03-30T19:22:01+00:00

5 Ways You Can Help Cut Your Risk of Dementia

A recent study claims that forms of dementia like Alzheimer's disease are not an inevitable part of the aging process. In fact, the researchers claim that more than one in three dementia cases might be preventable through nine lifestyle changes in different phases of your life. There are currently more than five million Americans living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, [...]

5 Ways You Can Help Cut Your Risk of Dementia2018-03-01T18:27:56+00:00