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Music Therapy: How Music Can Benefit Aging Seniors

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Music Therapy: How Music Can Benefit Aging Seniors

Whether it’s Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” or Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven,” music strikes a chord within just about all of us.

Studies show that people in every age group benefit from music therapy, which relaxes the body, reduces muscle tension, boosts productivity, decreases stress levels, and strengthens memory and learning.

Seniors especially benefit from the healing power of music through better awareness and concentration, enhanced interest levels, improved memory and recall, and increased mobility and coordination.
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Long Distance Caregiving: How to Help Aging Family Members Who Live Far Away

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Long Distance Caregiving: How to Help Aging Family Members Who Live Far Away

Once upon a time ago families weren’t nearly as scattered (geographically speaking!) as they are today. Grandparents lived in the same neighborhood, if not the same city, as their grown children, helping take care of grandchildren, while they in turn were care for by their children (and in some cases, grandchildren) in their old age.

Long distance caregiving is becoming commonplace

These days, families may live hours, or even countries apart, which can create anxiety when parents reach an age ...

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What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?: How to Safely Discard Prescription Medications

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What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?: How to Safely Discard Prescription Medications

If you are like most of us, it’s likely you have a few bottles of prescription medicine lying around that you don’t need anymore. Perhaps you filled a prescription, only to learn later your doctor was changing your treatment plans. Or perhaps the drugs prescribed went out of date before you finished taking them.

When you wind up with a medicine cabinet full of unwanted or unused medications, it’s a good idea to dispose of them, but how?

Safely dispose of prescriptions

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Eat Your Oats!

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Eat Your Oats!

Jane Lear at Take Part says “Eat Oats for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner“. After reading the following passage we tend to agree:

Oats are a great source of protein and healthy fats. They have an abundance of soluble and insoluble fiber; the soluble fiber, specifically beta-glucan, helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood, and insoluble keeps the body’s plumbing in good order. And they are a good source of iron, magnesium, and B vitamins.

So, everything in oats is good ...

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Tips on Improving Memory

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Tips on Improving Memory

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to struggle with memory related issues. An article published in WebMD raises an excellent point about how modern life has put a strain in everyone’s memory:

There’s certainly a lot more information to commit to memory these days. “I used to have one phone number, one bank account, and no passwords,” my 73-year-old mother says wistfully. “Now, between work, home, and my cell, I have four phone numbers, plus a bank-account number ...

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RAH featured in UGA’s Grady Newsource Segment

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Remain At Home Senior Care was recently featured by UGA’s Grady Newsource in a segment highlighting the distinctions that separate RAH from competitors in the home care marketplace. The piece features an interview of our very own Administrator & Director of Patient Advocacy, Leslie Kimbel. The interview was conducted by Samantha German of Grady Newsource. Watch the segment and let us know what you think!

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Honey, I’m Home: When Mom and Dad Come to Stay

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Honey, I’m Home: When Mom and Dad Come to Stay

While many seniors find it possible to remain happy and healthy at home as they age, many more are finding happiness in a different home: their children’s.

In 2008, 6.2 million intergenerational households resided in the United States. In 2010, the number jumped to 7.1 million households, or 6.1 percent of all households. This two-year increase marked a faster rate of growth than the previous eight years combined.

Moving a loved one into your home may be the right choice for your ...

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Geriatricians: Specialty Doctors for Seniors

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Geriatricians: Specialty Doctors for Seniors

Who doesn’t have memories of visiting the pediatrician as a kid? You know, the “kid doctor” who always had a seemingly endless supply of lollipops, perfect medicine for post-shot tears? From that point on, most of us have spent an hour or two in the company of a medical specialist, ranging from a dermatologist to a gynecologist to a surgeon and beyond.

As we age, many people 65+ decide to transition their day-to-day healthcare needs from a general practitioner, a medical ...

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FREE WHITE PAPER: What to do when at-home isn’t enough but assisted living is too much?

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FREE WHITE PAPER: What to do when at-home isn’t enough but assisted living is too much?

America is facing an explosion in both the relative and absolute number of seniors comprising our population, and with that explosive growth comes an increasing number of difficult choices which will need to be made by an increasing number of seniors, their family members and their caregivers.

Not surprisingly, seniors constantly experience frustration – and in many cases, even anger – over their individual inability to successfully “age-in-place,” especially as their individual need for medical intervention increases. This has led to ...

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Seniors & Alcohol: How Much is Too Much?

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Seniors & Alcohol: How Much is Too Much?

In this country, we often spend so much time worrying about teenagers and alcohol (and rightly so) that we often overlook a segment of the population that has legal access to beer, wine and spirits, but may have just as much trouble managing drinking responsibly: senior citizens.

We all know stories about the grandfather who might occasionally have one too many, the widow who never drank but now needs a nightcap to fall asleep, or the uncle nobody wants to be ...

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