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Type 2 Diabetes affects all sorts of age groups but it’s particularly dangerous for seniors. Because of this it’s so important for those with it to maintain a healthy, well balanced diet, as well as an active lifestyle. Here’s a good resource for what your diet should look like if you have diabetes: http://www.webmd.boots.com/diabetes/guide/foods-control-diabetes-blood-sugar

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President Reagan’s frank and open announcement to the world of his dementia diagnosis was enlightening and inspiring. You can watch it, here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P8e3A9uE0c #EndAlz

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Some believe that the slight alterations and difficulties with speech that Ronald Reagan experienced while president are a clear indicator that he was suffering from dementia while in office. Here’s a more in-depth look at this theory: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/health/parsing-ronald-reagans-words-for-early-signs-of-alzheimers.html?_r=0

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Who knew there was such a thing as Rentagrandma.com ?! It’s an organization that places senior women with families in need of help with children, house care, and general life guidance. Learn more here: http://rentagrandma.com/about.php #WiseWomen #RentAGrandma

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This week’s blog post offers some fun and easy ways to earn money in retirement. Enjoy! https://www.lcbseniorliving.com/2017/09/06/creative-ways-make-money-retirement/

Is your adult parent retired and looking for a way to make some extra money? First, think about what it is they like to do – what are their hobbies? From there consider outside-the-box ways they can profit from this interest. Ex. If mom enjoys pets, consider helping her setup a dog walking or pet-sitting business. #Retirement #Finances

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Take a look at this useful article about how to make bathrooms safe for seniors: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/making-bathrooms-safe-for-seniors-041013.html #SeniorCare #SeniorSafety

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Smart phones, tablets, and laptops can help keep your brain and memory sharp! Read our latest blog to learn all about our favorite brain-training games and apps. https://www.lcbseniorliving.com/2017/08/29/cognitive-health-seniors/

Is mom or dad requiring more assistance with bathing and hygiene care? This can be an emotional and sensitive topic for all parties involved. We suggest having a conversation with your loved one to establish a routine and create boundaries. The more comfortable everyone feels, the easier the task will be! #SeniorCare #SeniorLiving
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