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Home Safety Tips for the Senior in Your Life

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

If you have an aging parent or family member who lives on their own, you might feel a mix of emotions. On the one hand, you may feel grateful that they live in the comfort of their own home with a feeling of independence and security. On the other hand, you might constantly worry about their well-being and safety.

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Promoting Safety Behind the Wheel: Driving Aids & Tips for Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jun 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

For many of us, driving is a significant part of our lives—playing an essential role in some of life’s biggest milestones. Riding to prom with your high school sweetheart; driving away from your wedding in a whirlwind, the “Just Married” sign in your rearview mirror; driving home from the hospital with a tiny new life, triple-checking the car seat at every stoplight.

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Combatting the Loss of Appetite in Older Adults

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on May 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Good nutrition is vital in promoting health and wellness at any age but is especially important for older adults, whose weaker immune systems make them more vulnerable to certain illnesses and conditions. And while this is true, malnutrition remains a common concern for many older adults—whether it’s due to physical changes that hinder their ability to eat or simply a loss of appetite. 

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Nutrition

5 Tips for Managing Spring & Seasonal Allergies

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Apr 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Springtime means longer days, warmer weather, and flowers blooming. And if you’re one of the over 50 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies each year, it also means runny noses, watery eyes, and headaches.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Health

Preparing for a Successful Outing with an Elderly Family Member

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Mar 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Everyone likes to go on fun outings. Not only are they entertaining, but there’s research that shows getting out of the house more often can increase a senior’s quality of life. Even though this is true, a recent study found that more than 2 million older adults (about 5.6% of the senior demographic) are homebound, making them more at risk for depression, anxiety, and physical health concerns due to lack of exercise.

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Topics: Helpful Tips, Caregiving

The Importance of Dental Health for Seniors

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Feb 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

From a young age, we’re taught the importance of dental and oral health: brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly, avoid sticky candies, etc. And while it’s undoubtedly important to instill proper oral health habits in children, it seems like this practice and ideology declines with age.

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Great Minds Train Alike: Activities to Promote Brain Health

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Jan 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Like many things, forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. As we get older, it’s completely natural and not usually a cause for concern when we misplace our keys, forget someone’s name, or miss an appointment.

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Topics: Memory Care, Helpful Tips, Health

Start Shopping:Gift Ideas for Older Parents

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Nov 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

It can be challenging to find the perfect gift for someone you love. What do you get for someone who has everything, or for someone who wants nothing? Or, in the case of your older parents, what do you get for someone who has received a lifetime of gifts, or may have a different idea of what a “good” gift is?

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What Medical Specialists Should You See After 60?

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Oct 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

As adults, the consensus is that we should see our primary care physician once a year for a physical exam. As we get older, however, medical needs change and require more attention, and this annual exam may not be enough to stay proactively healthy. After all, “the goal for medicine should be prevention and wellness [instead of] chasing medical problems after they come up,” says Amber Tully, M.D., a family medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic. 

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Take Control of Your Health: Chronic Disease Preventatives

Posted by The Brickmont Assisted Living Team on Aug 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Did you know that six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease? For older adults, this number increases to 85%. Chronic conditions include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, COPD, Alzheimer’s, and more.

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