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Archive for February 2018

How Many Seniors Have a Vitamin D Deficiency?

It’s recommended that people over the age of 70 get 800 IU of vitamin D each day. According to the CDC, in 2012, between 3 and 31 percent of adults had a vitamin D deficiency. In that range, the deficiencies were lowest in non-Hispanic Caucasian adults and highest in non-Hispanic African-American adults. Vitamin D helps…

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Better Sleep Makes You a Better Caregiver

If you’re not sleeping well it’s likely difficult for you to get through the demands of your day as a caregiver. Troubleshooting your sleeping problems can fix a host of other problems for you, too. Let Go of Worrying, if Possible It isn’t always easy to let go of worrying, but if you want to…

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How Can You Approach Sensitive Issues with Your Senior?

Talking with your aging family member about sensitive topics and issues may not always go the way that you want it to go. In fact, if you aren’t careful, your senior could shut down on you completely. Wait for a Comfortable Time and Place If you’re starting this conversation when your elderly family member or…

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Can You Help Your Senior Avoid the Flu This Year?

Nobody enjoys catching the flu, of course, but for your aging adult the flu can be devastating. Trying as many of these tips as possible ups the chances that you can help your elderly family member avoid getting sick this year. Talk to Her Doctor The very first step is to talk to your elderly…

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Bluedot Cares Congratulates Sheronda Bowick

  Bluedot Cares wants to congratulate Sheronda Bowick @BrookdaleSouthPark for her son being recruited to play football at Virginia Tech! Brookdale South Park and Ashleigh Box with Bluedot Cares threw Sheronda an awesome surprise party this week. We were able to celebrate with their staff and some residents. Congrats Sheronda! Go Hokies! If you or…

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