The Benefits of Aromatherapy for the Elderly

For centuries, people have practiced aromatherapy as a way to heal aches and diseases, to relax and also to purify the air around them.  Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Indians, and many other civilizations used essential oils for therapeutic and hygienic purposes. Oils were a valuable and luxurious item and were...

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How to Deal with Allergies

As you’re going about your day, indoors or out, you may get a runny nose or start sneezing. Is it a cold, or is it allergies? Many residents in independent living facilities have symptoms which could be either. Knowing how to take care of your symptoms is very important for...

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The Benefits of Pet Therapy

With a swish of her tail, she gracefully leaps into my lap and starts to purr.  “She” is Anastasia, my Siberian cat. Having her near me is a constant source of comfort and happiness. Many residents of senior living communities have discovered the job of pet ownership.  One of the...

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How to beat insomnia: Sleep Tips for Older Adults

Everyone feels better after a restful night’s sleep. Unfortunately, we don’t all have the opportunity to enjoy it, as many people, particularly the elderly, suffer from sleep deprivation, or insomnia. The quality of sleep is as important as quantity for refreshing the body. While sleeping, our body enters into NREM...

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