June 15, 2018

The Benefits of Being a Senior Volunteer

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There are many benefits for seniors who serve the members of their community through volunteerism. Several research projects over the last few decades reveal that there is a significant link to decreased symptoms of depression and dementia in adults age 55 and over who volunteer their time. Maintaining cognitive health is an important concern of…


May 16, 2018

Physical Activity Key to Good Brain Health for the Caregiver

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We have known for a long time that exercise is good for the body and in particular the heart. Did you know exercise is also good for the brain? Cardiovascular exercise is not only good for your heart health. It increases your energy level, boosts your immune system, lowers your blood pressure, can improve your…


April 19, 2018

Caregiver Stress and Burnout

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Caregivers, are you experiencing caregiver stress or burnout? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with dementia.  Approximately 35% of those 15 million caregivers report that their health has gotten worse due to caring for their loved one.  Obviously, caregiver stress is common among family caregivers. Caregiver Stress: If…


March 5, 2018

Medicare to Mail New Cards Starting April 2018

Medicare Card

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers to Arkansans starting April 2018.  The new ID numbers will no longer include the beneficiary’s Social Security number. This change is being made in an effort to combat fraud and identity theft. You do not need to take any action to receive your new card. Here…


Cold, Flu, or Allergy?

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You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment. “If you know what you have, you won’t take medications that…


All Alzheimer’s is Dementia… But Not All Dementia is Alzheimer’s

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Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life.  It is caused by physical changes in the brain.  From www.alz.org, the following are different types of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease:  This is the most common type of dementia.  Alzheimer’s accounts for an estimated 60 to…