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By Monica Cordero, 8:00 am on December 18, 2013

We talk to many families who are concerned about an aging parent living at home independently. Over the years, they’ve watched as daily tasks become more difficult to complete and they notice that their aging loved one doesn’t get out or socialize as much as they used to. Fortunately, there is an option that allows a senior to remain independent in the comfort of home, while receiving the assistance they need: a professional companion caregiver. The greatest benefit of a companion is the individualized attention. A caregiver can offer adult conversation, sharing stories and discussing hobbies or current events. This is a great way to keep a senior’s mind sharp and to promote cognitive functioning to combat age related conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Word games and puzzles are…

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By Monica Cordero, 6:40 pm on December 11, 2013

The right foods can improve your health, make you stronger and even improve your memory! Although many seniors know the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, they don’t always know which specific foods to focus on. To help guide seniors in the right direction, we created a list of some of the top grocery store items that seniors should stock in their pantry to promote positive health and wellness. Enjoy the Leafy Greens Turnip greens, spinach, kale and broccoli are all great sources of fiber, and they’re also known for protecting cognitive function. If your or an aging loved one are concerned about losing your memory, these vegetables should be at the top of your grocery list! Has your aging parent or grandparent been diagnosed with…

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