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What If Prescriptions Could Be Personalized?

When we’re treating an illness or any kind of medical condition, we usually expect to take medication. For many, this is something they do every day. But what happens when there are multiple medications to take, and what if they are also adding new complications from side effects? The YourLife™ Senior Living communities are focused on each resident getting the personal medication plan that best fits them. 

Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Women

Stacey is the main caregiver to her mom, Beth. She typically helps her mother with shopping, running errands, and doing household chores. Stacey begins to notice that her mother seems to forget things more often than she used to. Sometimes she loses her train of thought or forgets what she was doing. These could be signs of cognitive decline and early symptoms of dementia. 

Bye, Big Pharma. Hello, Mother Nature.

Balancing medications is tough. You have to keep in mind when to take them, how they should be taken, and introducing a different dosage or a new medication could have painful side effects. In some cases, turning to other methods to treat certain symptoms could possibly reduce the occurrence of this problem. But where do you find these kinds of remedies?

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Understanding The Risks & Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation

Completing everyday tasks like eating, dressing, and brushing teeth may occur without a second thought. But what happens if the body’s motor control and grip strength aren’t what it used to be? Suddenly, those tasks can seem like major hurdles, let alone being able to practice hobbies like knitting, drawing, and reading. When this issue affects seniors, it can severely limit their independence, but there may be a solution to fix this problem. 

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Have a Vita-Plan! Supplementing Safely

Everyone is used to taking Vitamin C during cold and flu season, and others may take a multivitamin when they eat their breakfast. Seniors can also benefit from adding supplements to their diet. While these don’t replace meals, they can help the body continue to do what it’s supposed to do. However, it’s equally important to make sure these supplements are added safely to the person’s diet. 

Bright Lights, Big Changes! Light Therapy for Better Sleep

Counting sheep, drinking herbal tea, reading a book – nearly everyone has a bedtime routine that helps them fall into a restful sleep. Your loved one may have had a routine, but it’s possible it’s not working the same way it used to. If you’re noticing that your loved one doesn’t seem to be getting the sleep they need, you may wonder about different methods that can help promote a more restful sleep. Light therapy could possibly help. 

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Eat Well, Be Well – Eating for Enhanced Health

We all remember our parents telling us to eat our vegetables, no matter how much we wanted to leave them on the plate. Eating a balanced diet provides your body with the nutrition it needs. This is essential for maintaining strength, your immune system, and having energy throughout the day. However, not all seniors may be getting the nutrition they need each day.

Beyond Lotion & Potion: Benefits of CBD

When your loved one ages, you may notice that they’re experiencing issues that are typical for senior citizens: weakness, pain, problems with sleeping and more. While regular exercise, a healthy diet, and other medications in their health care plan can provide some relief, sometimes you may wonder if there are ways your loved one can get additional help. CBD may provide some helpful effects that can improve your loved one’s quality of life.

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