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Knowing Your Family Health History
Knowing Your Family Health History
Each time you visit the doctor, you are asked about your family history.  Why does your physician care about your…

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Love Just Gets Better with Age!
Love Just Gets Better with Age!
Marketers target their Valentine’s Day message to a younger audience of romantic new loves, first dates, and newlyweds. Although the…

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Tea Time: The Health Benefits Found in a Cup o’ Tea
Tea Time:  The Health Benefits Found in a Cup o’ Tea
Valued by many cultures for thousands of years, tea has been noted for its health benefits around the world.  Tea,…

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Wear Red to Heart Health Awareness
Wear Red to Heart Health Awareness
Lay out your red dress, dust off your red heels, or press your red blouse, February 3 is National Wear…

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A Holistic Approach for Dealing With Holiday Stress
A Holistic Approach for Dealing With Holiday Stress
No sooner have we placed the leftover turkey and stuffing in the refrigerator, then we are off searching for the…

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Hypothermia: A Winter Hazard for Seniors
Hypothermia:  A Winter Hazard for Seniors
The temperature is dropping colder at night.  The chill can be felt through your coat as you wrap your arms…

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Oral Health for the Elderly
Oral Health for the Elderly
As we pile our plates high with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, we wanted to remind you about…

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Keeping Steady on Your Feet
Keeping Steady on Your Feet
Many older adults experience issues with balance as they age.  Issues with balance can greatly affect an elderly person’s ability…

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Over-the-Counter Medication Safety
Over-the-Counter Medication Safety
Just because you can purchase over-the-counter medications at your local grocery store or drugstore, it does not mean these are…

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The Safe Way to Dispose of Medications
The Safe Way to Dispose of Medications
Approximately 40% of all medications purchased in the U.S. each year remain unused.   Many people have expired medications in their…

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Malnutrition Among the Elderly
Malnutrition Among the Elderly
The word “malnutrition” makes us think of those in third world countries, war-torn cities, or those living in extreme poverty.  …

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Debunking the Myths About the Flu Vaccine
Debunking the Myths About the Flu Vaccine
The children have returned to school. Days are getting shorter and evenings are cooler. Fall is in the air.   Autumn…

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10 Tips for Longevity on Centenarian Day!
10 Tips for Longevity on Centenarian Day!
Can you picture yourself blowing out a hundred glowing candles on your birthday cake?   On September 22, the nation will…

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What You Need to Know about Shingles
What You Need to Know about Shingles
If you are the caregiver for your aging parent, shingles is a painful disease that your loved one may experience.…

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The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Those with Dementia
The Benefits of a Daily Routine for Those with Dementia
For me, September feels like a new beginning.  It reminds me of going back to school as a child with…

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Four Tips for an Elderly Parent Diagnosed with Diabetes
Four Tips for an Elderly Parent Diagnosed with Diabetes
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than one-quarter of the adults in America over the age of 65 have…

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Overcoming Barriers to Exercise Among the Elderly
Overcoming Barriers to Exercise Among the Elderly
While you may be increasing your workouts for bathing suit season, your elderly loved one may have stopped being active…

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Grieving the Death of a Spouse
Grieving the Death of a Spouse
As an adult child who loses an elderly parent, the initial shock and sadness will slowly lessen in time. But…

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Summertime Fun with the Grandparents
Summertime Fun with the Grandparents
Parents today are busy with jam-packed calendars and balancing the commitments of home, work, and children. We look forward to…

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Summer Safety in the Garden
Summer Safety in the Garden
With the sun shining and the flowers blooming, many seniors will spend their time enjoying one of their favorite outdoor…

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Four Common Myths About Pain and the Elderly
Four Common Myths About Pain and the Elderly
Many of our elderly quietly endure pain on a daily basis. They make excuses from their pain or deny they…

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The Discomfort of Aging Skin Issues
The Discomfort of Aging Skin Issues
Your real age can be betrayed by your skin. Wrinkles, dry skin, age spots, and bruising can all be signs…

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The Effects of Hearing Loss on the Elderly
The Effects of Hearing Loss on the Elderly
One of the most common conditions to impact the elderly is a loss of hearing. Approximately one in three adults…

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Reasons Behind Disrupted Sleep
Reasons Behind Disrupted Sleep
As we age, we experience many physical changes from needing reading glasses for the morning newspaper to being less able…

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The Health Benefits Of A Pet
The Health Benefits Of A Pet
Recently at Aegis of Issaquah, our sous chef surprised our residents with his family’s five new Golden Retriever puppies. These…

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Earth Day: Let’s get planting!
Earth Day:  Let’s get planting!
Remember those satisfying afternoons of working outdoors in the garden? Covered in dirt, sweating from the work and smelling like…

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Osteoporosis and Bone Loss Prevention
Osteoporosis and Bone Loss Prevention
It’s estimated that over two million bones are fractured due to osteoporosis in the U.S. every year. The International Osteoporosis…

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Pneumonia
Pneumonia
During the winter months, the elderly population is more vulnerable to developing pneumonia from respiratory viruses, related to colds or…

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The Dangers of Falling
The Dangers of Falling
At left, Aegis Living residents focus on core strength and balance in Tai Chi class at Aegis Gardens in Fremont,…

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Geriatric Psychiatry: Part of a comprehensive care plan
Geriatric Psychiatry: Part of a comprehensive care plan
“Depression and anxiety are common among the elderly, but not intrinsic to aging,” says Dr. Rahul Khurana, MD. “It is…

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Lack of geriatric physicians in the U.S.
Lack of geriatric physicians in the U.S.
In the American healthcare system, we are facing a dilemma that can greatly affect the health and wellbeing of your…

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Using the Expertise of a Geriatrician
Using the Expertise of a Geriatrician
One of the many things that a new parent prepares for, before the arrival of their bouncing baby, is selecting…

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When your sense of taste and smell fade
When your sense of taste and smell fade
The taste of a freshly baked peanut butter cookie can remind you of your mom covered in flour greeting you…

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Flu Season is Around the Corner
Flu Season is Around the Corner
It has long been recognized by the medical community that seniors are at a higher risk of serious complications and…

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The Power of a Pet
The Power of a Pet
Many people feel that a house isn’t really a “home” without a four-legged, furry friend. Companionship of a pet has…

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Hydration Stations – Healthy Relief from Summer Heat Wave
Hydration Stations – Healthy Relief from Summer Heat Wave
Staying Hydrated During Hot Summer Months Crucial for Seniors Aegis Living Offers Nutritious, Refreshing Way to Maintain Brain Health As…

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The powerful impact of music on memory care
The powerful impact of music on memory care
As you search for the best community for your loved one who requires senior living or Alzheimer's care, be sure…

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Hydration for a healthy brain
Hydration for a healthy brain
You learn from a young age the importance of drinking enough water every day. Staying hydrated is essential for balancing…

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How socializing helps the brain function better
How socializing helps the brain function better
It's well known that social interaction is key to cognitive development and function from a young age. However, staying socially…

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Top nutrition tips for seniors
Top nutrition tips for seniors
We've just passed National Nutrition Month, a time dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. This…

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The link between Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease
The link between Alzheimer's and cardiovascular disease
A healthy heart is the key to a healthy brain, as good blood flow to the gray matter is essential…

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New study links sleep issues to Alzheimer's
New study links sleep issues to Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disease is extraordinarily prevalent in the U.S., affecting more than 5 million Americans, according to the Alzheimer's Association. To…

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Study finds diabetes increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
Study finds diabetes increases risk of Alzheimer's disease
For years, signs have pointed to an association between diabetes and Alzheimer's. As the American Diabetes Association reported, the metabolic…

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New research shows sense of smell can predict Alzheimer's disease
New research shows sense of smell can predict Alzheimer's disease
Modern medicine has explored a multitude of avenues for detecting Alzheimer's disease early on, from brain scans to blood tests.…

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Scientists find link between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer's
Scientists find link between vitamin D deficiency and Alzheimer's
The association between good nutrition and brain health has been long known among Alzheimer's researchers. Making brain-healthy life choices, such…

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Light treatment may help symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Light treatment may help symptoms of Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association, is a form of dementia that leads to memory, thinking and behavior issues…

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Deep brain stimulation may prove helpful for Alzheimer's patients
Deep brain stimulation may prove helpful for Alzheimer's patients
Watching a parent experience the effects of Alzheimer's disease can be troubling, especially since there is currently no cure for…

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How does UCLA's memory recovery program work?
How does UCLA's memory recovery program work?
Researchers continue to make new discoveries in the world of cognitive function, leading to new and advanced care options for…

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Exploring Aegis on Madison's Brain Fitness Center
Exploring Aegis on Madison's Brain Fitness Center
While traditional assisted living centers focus on keeping seniors physically healthy, Aegis Living commits itself not only to helping those…

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Did researchers discover how to reverse memory loss caused by Alzheimer's?
Did researchers discover how to reverse memory loss caused by Alzheimer's?
The medical world has recognized Alzheimer's for more than a century, since it was discovered in 1906 by Dr. Alois…

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Aegis on Madison introduces in-center apothecary
Aegis on Madison introduces in-center apothecary
Aegis Living is the leader in assisted living thanks in great part to its cutting-edge approach to helping seniors make…

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Study: Adopting heart-healthy lifestyle may reduce Alzheimer's risk
Study: Adopting heart-healthy lifestyle may reduce Alzheimer's risk
The world of Alzheimer's research and development is continuously revealing new information about causes and preventative measures for this form…

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Are anxiety medications linked to Alzheimer's?
Are anxiety medications linked to Alzheimer's?
As the medical community continues to delve further into the field of Alzheimer's diagnosis and treatment, scientists and doctors have…

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Get to Know Dr. Shirley Newell, Chief Medical Officer at Aegis Living
Get to Know Dr. Shirley Newell, Chief Medical Officer at Aegis Living
Aegis Living is dedicated to transforming the way people see senior housing by providing those with dementia stress-free, comfortable environments…

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Study suggests depression is risk factor for Alzheimer's
Study suggests depression is risk factor for Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's is most widely known for its primary symptoms - difficulty retaining memories, trouble thinking clearly and changes in behavior.…

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Healthy eating for mental wellness
Healthy eating for mental wellness
Whether you're an infant or a senior, the foods that you eat have a massive effect on every part of…

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Study finds protein structure that may stop Alzheimer's
Study finds protein structure that may stop Alzheimer's
While there are ways to promote cognitive function and slow the effects of Alzheimer's disease, there is no cure. It continually progresses,…

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Play! New research reveals how brain games may prevent dementia
Play! New research reveals how brain games may prevent dementia
Research has proven that engaging seniors in brain-stimulating activities such as memory games and strategic puzzles - an everyday activity…

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How can brain stimulation prevent dementia?
How can brain stimulation prevent dementia?
Research has proven that engaging seniors in brain-stimulating activities such as memory games and strategic puzzles can help slow the…

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Could a blood test help detect early Alzheimer's?
Could a blood test help detect early Alzheimer's?
Advancements in medicine have helped doctors detect Alzheimer's disease earlier. Diagnosis relies greatly on recognizing symptoms such as memory issues,…

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The best time of day for administering medications
The best time of day for administering medications
Part of the role of a caregiver is making sure that seniors are getting the medications that they need to…

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Win the Brain Game: Tackle Dehydration with Seahawk Smoothie Recipe
Win the Brain Game: Tackle Dehydration with Seahawk Smoothie Recipe
Summer time means more cases of dehydration at area hospitals nationwide, but seniors are especially vulnerable. As we age, we…

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Superfoods that may help improve cognitive function
Superfoods that may help improve cognitive function
You probably know that eating a balanced diet is great for your loved one's physical health, but did you know…

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The best memory games for seniors
The best memory games for seniors
Many seniors know the benefits of exercising the body, but there are many good reasons to encourage your mother to…

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Foods that can disrupt your parent's sleep schedule
Foods that can disrupt your parent's sleep schedule
Sleep is one of the most underrated aspects of your parent's well-being, especially during his or her senior years. Having…

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Signs it's time for your parent to stop driving
Signs it's time for your parent to stop driving
Some of the most difficult talks you can have with an aging parent are those that may make them feel like you…

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Harvard study: Protein may protect the brain from Alzheimer's
Harvard study: Protein may protect the brain from Alzheimer's
One of the biggest mysteries in the medical and scientific community is the fact that some seniors end up suffering…

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Best non-impact workouts for seniors
Best non-impact workouts for seniors
Many seniors deal with achy joints and soreness as they get older, but that doesn't mean they can't enjoy the…

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Study: Blood test may be able to predict Alzheimer's
Study: Blood test may be able to predict Alzheimer's
Predicting Alzheimer's disease may be as simple as taking a blood test in the future, according to a revealing study…

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5 Signs of Dementia
5 Signs of Dementia
Dementia is becoming a condition that is all too common for aging Americans. However, this disease doesn't simply happen overnight. There…

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3 benefits of mental exercise for seniors
3 benefits of mental exercise for seniors
Seniors who want to stay young can retain their youthfulness by keeping their brain's neural pathways balanced. Since these senses tend to dull over time,…

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