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Spring Allergies & Respiratory Illnesses


Spring is in full swing and that means the onset of spring allergies! The blooming trees, flowers, grasses and bushes, while heralding warmer weather and the prospect of summer, also bring allergies and respiratory challenges. When is allergy season? Technically allergy season is year-round, due to indoor allergens like dust and dander that exist e...
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Music Therapy & Seniors

Music Therapy can be beneficial to seniors with Alzheimer's.

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." – Bob Marley Music Therapy Language and cultures vary from place to place, but music is universal. It doesn't matter how old or young you are, or what challenges you may have, music has the power to reverberate deep within a person. The American Music Therapy Association defines musi...
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Sleep Pattern Changes in Senior Citizens


As the days get longer, the sun is staying higher in the sky later into the evening. With the longer days come more outdoor activities and less darkness for optimal snooze time. A good night's sleep is important for people of all ages for a long list of reasons that are linked to our overall health. According to the National Sleep Foundation, there...
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Medicare Questions & Answers


Medicare can be a very confusing program, but there are very helpful benefits available, so taking time to understand what is available to you is important. There are specific qualifications for Medicare as it applies to a skilled nursing facility. It can be overwhelming for many people trying to navigate through the process and understand how Medi...
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Fibromyalgia and Seniors


You have probably heard a lot about fibromyalgia in recent years, but like many people not really understood much about the disease. Fibromyalgia is a very complex disease and can be quite difficult to diagnose. It is defined as, "a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness in localized areas." It is ...
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The Health Benefits of Sleep for Seniors


Ahhh, sleep. There is nothing like waking up after a restful night of deep, restorative sleep. A good night of sleep gives us boundless energy and a positive mood to conquer our day. However, the alternative is the sluggish, tired feeling we experience after a night spent chasing sheep and not catching many zzzzzzs . It is a common myth that the ne...
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