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5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

5 Causes of Wandering in People with Alzheimer’s

Wandering is a common and troubling behavior in people with Alzheimer’s. An adult with the disease could get disoriented and lost, endangering their life. Seniors with memory loss may forget their address – or even their name — making it difficult for others to guide them home safely.

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7 Conditions that Imitate Alzheimer’s Disease

7 Conditions that Imitate Alzheimer’s Disease

While it is true that forgetfulness and confusion are both early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease, they can also be symptoms of less serious, treatable health conditions.

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The 6 Health Benefits of Moving to a Senior Living Community

The 6 Health Benefits of Moving to a Senior Living Community

Seniors who make a move to an independent living or assisted living community have greater opportunities for staying mentally, emotionally and physically connected as they age than adults who choose to stay in their private home.

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How Hearing Loss Impacts Independence in Older Adults

How Hearing Loss Impacts Independence in Older Adults

More than 33 percent of older Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss. And 50 percent of those 75 and up suffer from some level of deafness, according to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communications Disorders (NIDCD).

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How Older Women Can Beat Aging Stereotypes

How Older Women Can Beat Aging Stereotypes

The feminist movement has taken great strides since the 1960s, but older women still face a number of hurtful and harmful stereotypes.

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Breaking Up (With Sodium) Is Hard To Do

Breaking Up (With Sodium) Is Hard To Do

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) new campaign, “I love you salt, but you’re breaking my heart,” asks us to love ourselves by caring for our hearts and curbing our daily sodium intake.  To give you an idea as to why this is so important..

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DASH Diet

DASH Diet

Many seniors have high blood pressure (hypertension). While medications play an important role in helping people manage their systolic (top number) and diastolic (bottom number) levels, maintaining a proper diet is just as essential. At senior living communities like Five Star, residents have a lot of freedom to choose what they would like to eat and it can be challenging to stay on a restrictive diet with so much temptation.

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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Communities and facilities that are part of the Five Star family enjoy the best of both worlds: a local, independent organization with a personal, small-business feel, combined with powerful support from a large, forward-thinking company.

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Health and Wellness for Families

Health and Wellness for Families

At Five Star Senior Living, we emphasize three service areas that represent pillars of our promise to prospective residents and their loved ones that we will work to achieve excellence in all phases of life in our communities. These pillars are Health & Wellness, Warmth & Hospitality, and Dining & Nutrition.

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Stay Young at Heart by Volunteering After Retirement

Stay Young at Heart by Volunteering After Retirement

While you were in the workforce and busy raising a family, you may not have had time to volunteer as often as you would have liked. But in retirement, it’s important to find ways to stay productive and engaged with life. And research shows volunteering may be just what the doctor ordered.

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