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The Inside Scoop on Seniors & Nutrition

posted by Ted Ryan on April 23, 2014

You know that it’s important get proper nutrition, but are you aware of its growing significance as we age? Eating can play a key role in staying healthy and independent in later years of life.Read More…

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Spring Cleaning Means a Renewed Outlook for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on April 16, 2014

Warm weather is arriving in St. Louis, and for many that means spring cleaning. The seasonal tradition is especially important for seniors who may no longer be able to keep up with household chores. The upcoming weeks are also a terrific time to lift your loved ones’ spirits and renew a positive outlook after a sometimes depressing time of the year.Read More…

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6 Simple Tips for Staying Vibrant as a Senior

posted by Ted Ryan on April 09, 2014

The benefits of staying healthy are universal but become increasingly important with age. Following these basic guidelines can help continue a happy and fulfilling life for as long as possible.Read More…

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Free Food & Big Prizes - Not Bad for a Tuesday!

posted by Ted Ryan on March 24, 2014

Please join us for the 26th Annual Grand Marketplace Expo next Tuesday, April 1, from 4:00 – 7: 30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn SW Route 66, located at the intersection of Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills.Read More…

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Identifying & Reporting Unsafe Senior Drivers in St. Louis

posted by Ted Ryan on March 20, 2014

In previous posts, we discussed senior driving issues such as starting the dialog, but what if you’ve done this to no avail. How do you know when it’s no longer safe for a senior to be on the road? Furthermore, what can you do if they refuse to give up the keys?
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How to Maximize Heart Health & Prevent Disease

posted by Ted Ryan on February 27, 2014

February is American Heart Month. Valentine’s Day may have passed but there’s no reason to stop thinking about your heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, so show yourself some love by learning how you can improve your heart health.

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Home Care Essentials: Proper Medication Management

posted by Ted Ryan on February 12, 2014

Medication management is one of the most important issues when caring for a senior. Whether you’re a family caregiver or working with a home health care agency, you should know about the prescriptions a senior is taking.

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Worried about aging parents? 5 Tips for Getting Help

posted by Ted Ryan on January 27, 2014

Holiday visits can be an unexpected glimpse at the reality of an aging parent’s condition. While a holiday visit may not be the appropriate time to address a concern, it’s important not to let it slip away once the busyness of the season has passed.

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Hypothermia – An Overlooked Threat to Seniors (Part 2 of 2)

posted by Ted Ryan on January 13, 2014

When I posted our last blog about hypothermia, St. Louis was feeling its most bitter cold weather in decades. Today, a week later, the weather has turned pleasant and mounds of snow are fading away. It’s a good time to review ways to prepare for the next cold spell and prevent hypothermia before it has a chance to strike.

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Hypothermia - An Overlooked Threat to Seniors (Part 1 of 2)

posted by Ted Ryan on January 07, 2014

St. Louis is encountering its coldest weather in decades. For caregivers, it’s important to know health concerns that accompany this bitter cold.

We know the dangers of ice and exhaustive snow shoveling, but a lesser-known risk occurs within our own bodies and is a particular threat to seniors. Hypothermia is when body heat drops abnormally low, and gone untreated, can be life threatening.

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