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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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Choosing the right assisted living community for your loved one

When it comes to choosing between retirement homes for ageing relatives, there are many things to consider. In addition to the cost, factors such as the distance from your home to the nursing home are important, as are the quality of life and medical facilities available. One of the most important points to remember, however, is that every person is different, and the unique needs of your loved one should be your primary concern.

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Low-impact exercise can reduce the likelihood of age-related health conditions

Staying active isn't just important for seniors' physical health. A regular fitness regime can have a range of cognitive benefits for seniors, particularly those who are at risk of developing serious mental health conditions like Alzheimer's. If you're considering helping your aging relative move into an assisted living community or care home, you may want to ask about whether low-impact exercise is part of daily life.

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