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Plenty of rest can reduce heart disease in the elderly

Many people know that getting enough sleep is important. Without sufficient rest, people can feel irritable and weary, and can be more likely to become injured in preventable accidents. However, new research suggests that a proper amount of sleep can also stave off heart disease.

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Combatting bone density decline in seniors

Most people know that calcium is one of the most essential nutrients for growing children, but it can be equally important for older people, too. As people grow older, the integrity of their bones can gradually deteriorate. This can present unique dangers to the elderly, as even small trips and falls can pose serious risks.

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The best food for senior citizens

As we age, our nutritional needs change. Although dietary requirements vary from one elderly person to another, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can have a range of health benefits, including prolonging longevity and increasing cognitive function. When choosing nursing homes for your ageing relative, be sure to discuss how the food that is served at these retirement villages aligns with your loved one's individual dietary needs.

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Helping your ageing relative move into an assisted living facility

For many adults, the decision to move their elderly relative into an assisted living facility is one of the most challenging choices they will ever make. It can be tremendously difficult to admit that an ageing parent can no longer care for themselves, especially if they were spirited and independent when they were younger.

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Identifying the risk factors of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a cruel condition that can push families to their limit. Although the severity of the condition can depend on a wide variety of factors, the symptoms can be extremely challenging. Alzheimer's can be a difficult illness to predict, but there are certain risk factors and indicators that you can watch out for, particularly if you are considering helping your ageing relative move into an assisted living facility, where constant care and medical attention will be necessary, should your loved one develop Alzheimer's.

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Doctors work toward developing artificial pancreas for diabetes patients

Older people who struggle to manage diabetes may soon have a new tool at their disposal. Doctors from the Park Nicollet clinic in the United States have taken a significant step forward on the development of so-called artificial pancreases, which can monitor a patient's blood sugar levels and supply insulin when it becomes necessary, according to The Associated Press.

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Sunrise Taking Part in National Care Home Open Day

Sunrise Senior Living is taking a full and active part in National Care Home Open Day, with every Sunrise around the country hosting a day full of events. The purpose of the Open Day, organised by the English Community Care Association (ECCA), is to reconnect care homes with their local communities.

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Puzzles and games can slow cognitive decline in seniors

When the time comes to help an ageing relative move into a home where they can benefit from assisted living, it pays to think about not only the level of physical exercise they will receive at their care home, but also their mental stimulation.

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