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Whether you’re seeking to simply take preventative action or you’ve been scammed, it’s really important to remember to stay positive.

Preventing scams may seem time-consuming and you may think it’s a hassle to take a bunch of action when nothing has happened. Just remember, the payoff is peace of mind, safety, and security.

Read how to spot, avoid, and deal with senior scams on the blog:

http://blog.radiantseniorliving.com/spot-avoid-deal-senior-scams/
Spot, Avoid, and Deal With Senior Scams
Spot, Avoid, and Deal With Senior Scams
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To Live 10,000 Years
To Live 10,000 Years
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Our favorite from this list of holiday gift ideas are those gifts of convenience! Who couldn't use a key finder? What is your favorite?

See our gifting ideas on the blog:
http://blog.radiantseniorliving.com/perfect-gifts-seniors-holiday-season/
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Each year we join in supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer's! This year the Bozeman Walk takes place this upcoming Sunday, September 17! Learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer's on the Radiant Senior Living blog: http://blog.radiantseniorliving.com/walk-alzheimers-2017/
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2017
Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2017
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Hydration is so important for everyone, but especially children and seniors. Turn to peers for support in your hydration endeavors. If multiple people work on their hydration efforts together, not only are reminders sure to be made, but the health effects can be shared and the support can be celebrated. Hydration Club, here we come!

Hydration tips: http://blog.radiantseniorliving.com/ways-stay-top-summer-hydration/
Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer
Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer
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Our hippocampus—the area of the brain associated with learning and memory— shrinks in late adulthood. However, regular physical activity training can increase the size of the hippocampus! Check out our newest blog post for ideas on how to decrease cognitive decline.

http://blog.radiantseniorliving.com/boost-cognition/
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What is a mini-stroke and why is it so important?

Separate from a stroke, a person could have a mini-stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), in which the brain’s blood supply is blocked for a short period and the brain temporarily malfunctions, as shared by the National Stroke Association. Symptoms are sudden and may include numbness, weakness or vision loss, difficulty speaking, confusion, severe headache with no known cause and/or loss of balance or coordination. The symptoms last for a short period and then disappear. If a mini-stroke is suspected, a doctor should be seen immediately. A TIA is a serious warning that one might have a stroke, according to the National Stroke Association.

More about stroke awareness on the Radiant Senior Living blog: http://blog.radiantseniorliving.com/2017/05/time-stroke-awareness-preparedness/
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Routine medical check-ups are recommended for people of all ages. What a doctor checks for in a regular physical will differ based on a variety of factors including age and gender. As we age different screenings are recommended as our risk for developing certain health issues increases. Routine checkups and receiving proper screenings are both vital exercises for assessing medical issues, future problems and learning how to remain healthy.

The month of June is National Men’s Health Month dedicated to highlighting male-specific health needs. For men over 50 years old, five health areas that take the spotlight include the heart, prostate, skin, mind and bones. Read on to learn more about these five areas of men’s health, risks associated with them and ways to slow or prevent the development of these issues.

Learn more: http://blog.radiantseniorliving.com/2017/06/health-areas-men-50/

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Companionship and Community in Senior Living
Mounting evidence shows that companionship and community are a key component to overall health. No longer are they seen as sitting a few rungs up Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; they are foundational to your well-being. This is true across all ages, including seniors. Feeling extreme loneliness, for example, has been shown to increase an older person’s chances of premature death by 14 percent. 
 
A myriad of factors are weighed when deciding to move into a senior living community. The opportunity for companionship and community should be one of them. When researching different senior living options, investigate the opportunities for social connections and interactions at each community.
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The Power of Storytelling for Seniors
 
“Your mother was born when your grandfather was stationed in Korea.”
“That was when I was a telephone operator.”
“I remember driving up Mount St. Helens, watching men with walking sticks climbing the mountain.”
 
You’ve been there: sitting across your grandmother, a china cup full of warm tea on the kitchen table between you, while you listen to stories from the good ‘ol days. But did you know there’s research that supports the benefits of this activity that seniors naturally tend to do?
 
Psychologists have long used reminiscence therapy - a practice that draws out life histories,  written, oral, or both, backed by research dating back to the 1970s - to improve psychological well-being of older adults. Done in groups or individually, memories of significant life events are recalled using prompts such as photographs, music or topics.
 
Even people with Alzheimer’s can benefit. Psychologist Alan Dienstag was recently featured on the NPR show On Being, where he discussed the Lifelines Writing Group he co-hosted with author Don DeLillo for people with Alzheimer’s in New York. Through writing prompts such as “I remember” or “The house where I grew up” participants in the group were able to write down memories from throughout their life. Dienstag summarized the experience:
 
The members of the Lifelines Writing Group have taught us about the power of writing and the nature of memory and memory loss. Their lifelines have also served as a means of dosing the psychological distance between the Alzheimer's and non-Alzheimer's world. Perhaps most importantly, they have demonstrated that there is a way to give meaning to the precarious station in life in which they find themselves, and they suggest a path for others in the early stages of Alzheimer's to follow; to live with memories; to give them to others; and to preserve in some form a record of who you are, who you were, and who you wanted to be in this world before it slips away.
 
You can help lift the mood of any elderly people special in your life on your next visit to them - at home or at their assisted living community -  by asking them to reflect on their past. Here are a few questions to get the ball rolling:
 
*-*Who has been the most important person in your life? Can you tell me about him or her?
*-*What was the happiest moment of your life? The saddest?
*-*What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
*-*What is your earliest memory?
*-*Are there any funny stories your family tells about you that come to mind?
*-*What are you proudest of?
*-*For your great great grandchildren listening to this years from now: is there any wisdom you’d want to pass on to them? What would you want them to know?

(Questions suggested by the organization StoryCorps)
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