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Live well. Age well.

DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMER'S?

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 -- A few years ago a woman, who lived by herself, seemed to have all the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. She was forgetting who her neighbors were, having minor accidents while driving, and not taking good care of herself, etc. Friends contacted her adult children, who lived in other states to express their concern. Once they spent time with their mother, her children agreed that their mother most likely had Alzheimer’s, so they placed her in a residential care facility and sold her home to pay for her care.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS A SENIOR MOVES MANAGER?

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 -- Ask five people what Organize Senior Moves does and chances are you’ll get five different answers! 

As senior move managers, we hear everything from a person who promotes physical activity among the senior population to a moving company specifically for seniors.

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EASY ON THE TV WATCHING

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 -- Watching a lot of television every day may increase your risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

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TOP TRENDS IN TODAY’S HOUSES

Friday, July 22, 2016 -- Are you preparing your home for sale, planning to remodel, or shopping for a new home? Here’s some information on what’s important in today’s housing market, with tips on choices you can make that contribute the most value for your money!

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TRAVELING LIGHT OR LONELY?

Friday, July 8, 2016 -- The other day, after a musical performance, I spoke with a senior at the retirement home at which I was performing and she mentioned that she was bored. Next to being in pain or lonely being bored can certainly make life miserable.

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SUMMER TIPS FOR A HEALTHY HEART

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 -- Summer can bring many happy memories –vacations, summer camp, days at the shore, staying up late and watching the sun set. No matter what your summer traditions include, be sure to keep in mind your heart and brain health throughout the longer daylight hours.

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the U.S., yet 80 percent of these diseases are preventable with simple lifestyle modifications, such as healthy eating and regular exercise.

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy heart-healthy seasonal produce and to add physical activity to your daily routine, but it’s important to take precautions spending time by the water and when exercising in the heat.

Here are the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s top 10 tips for a heart-healthy summer:

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

Thursday, June 30, 2016 — The decision about whether to “age in place” or move into a senior living community is extremely commonplace. Regardless of the direction that you choose, decluttering your home is a necessary step -- one that can be greatly aided through the support of a senior move manager.

Here are some signs that it is time to downsize your home and move to a smaller location, possibly a senior community:

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WHEN SHOULD ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS STOP DRIVING?

Friday, June 24, 2016 -- Alzheimer’s disease currently affects more than five million people in the United States, primarily those over 65. Its prevalence is predicted to nearly triple by the year 2050 as the elderly population continues to grow. Alzheimer’s affects nearly every aspect of the brain and many brain functions important to one’s safety are weakened and eventually lost through the progression of the disease. They include:

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