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6 Steps for Controlling Blood Sugar

Our bodies use energy from food in order to carry out everyday functions.  Once digested, this energy is in the form of glucose or blood sugar.  Blood sugar levels dip and peak in relation to eating patterns and types of foods eaten.  This cycle is maintained by the hormone insulin.  […]
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6 Steps to Minimize Falls

Injuries resulting from falls in older adults are a major public-health concern. They represent one of the main causes of longstanding pain, functional impairment, disability, and death in this population. The rate of these injuries is steadily increasing as the number of adults 65+ continues to grow. Many recommendations and […]
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Understanding Caregiver Burnout and How to Address It

In North America, more than 65 million adults are classified as caregivers, taking care of an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled loved one. Family caretakers average 20 hours of unpaid in-home care per week. This often places a burden on personal lives and finances. Caregiving can also lead to increased stress, […]
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Don’t let marketers tell you how to age in place

By By Stacy Canan – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau July 26, 2017 | Original Post: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/dont-let-marketers-tell-you-how-age-place/ With over ten thousand people turning age 62 every day, and with a majority of them homeowners, a growing number of businesses are increasingly using the phrase aging in place to market financial products […]
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Traditions Senior Living to Open New Senior Housing Community in Smyrna, Tennessee in Late 2018

Press Release – For Immediate Release July 6, 2017   Traditions Senior Living to Open New Senior Housing Community in Smyrna, Tennessee in Late 2018   Traditions of Smyrna, a 111-apartment senior housing community consisting of Independent, Assisted and Memory Support units, is scheduled to break ground in late 2017 […]
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Eat These 9 Foods to Protect Your Brain

It’s important to protect and nourish our brains as we age.  This article focuses on specific foods that can have a positive impact on our brain health throughout our lifetime. These foods help protect against inflammatory cytokines that are released in response to stress.  Cytokines are chemicals produced by the […]
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10 Questions to Ask During a Tour of a Potential Senior Living Community

Deciding which senior living community to choose for you or a loved one can be difficult and emotional.  There are many factors that contribute to this decision process.  The employees and staff at Traditions Senior Living recommend scheduling a visit to any potential community and asking the following questions in […]
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Tips for Eating Heart Healthy

A Healthy Diet and Physical Activity Promote Heart Health Heart disease, defined as plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries, is now the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women.  Excess plaque causes the arteries to narrow and makes it more difficult for blood […]
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9 Habits That May Reduce Your Risk for Developing Alzheimer’s – U.S. News & World Report

Recommended reading: 9 Habits That May Reduce Your Risk for Developing Alzheimer’s – U.S. News & World Report
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Hydration for Older Adults is Vital

Both a healthy diet and adequate hydration are key for maintaining good health.  This is especially true for older adults as their bodies and metabolism continue to change.  Staying hydrated is important because water plays a role in all cells, tissues, and bodily functions.  It helps cool our temperature, lubricates […]
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