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Kendal at Home Blog

Oral Health and Aging: What to Know

Posted by Kendal at Home on June 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM

“As you get older, everyday wear and tear takes a toll on your teeth. But there’s plenty you can do to keep them in great shape.” (WebMD.com)

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Older Adults’ Views on Aging and Sex May Surprise You

Posted by Kendal at Home on June 12, 2018 at 11:06 AM

You’re as young as you feel: true or false?

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3 Bad Foods for Brain Health

Posted by Kendal at Home on June 6, 2018 at 11:06 AM

If you’ve been researching ways to have a healthy brain, you’ve likely stumbled upon lists of foods you should eat to prevent cognitive decline and keep your memory sharp. Foods like blueberries, salmon and nuts can help keep your brain in tip top shape. However, just like these foods can help preserve your memory or cognitive function, there are foods that can do the opposite.

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Hepatitis C and Older Adults: Why You Need to Get Tested

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 31, 2018 at 11:05 AM

You’ve probably seen them — the television commercials and advertisements urging Baby Boomers to get tested for hepatitis C. While you might think of the viral infection is something only IV drug users can contract, if you were born between 1945 and 1965 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends you get tested.

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What to Know About Mild Cognitive Impairment

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 29, 2018 at 11:03 AM

By now, you’re well aware the changes that can occur in aging brains can lead to memory problems, and in some cases Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. However, did you know up to 15 to 20 percent of people over the age of 65 have mild cognitive impairment?

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Thinking About Early Retirement? Here’s Why You Might Want to Rethink Your Plans

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 23, 2018 at 6:00 AM

“Every single person needs to find the place and the things that makes them feel whole, that makes them feel valued, that makes them feel engaged. Many people find that in the workplace.” —GetOld.com

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6 Ways to Cope with Grief

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 17, 2018 at 6:00 AM

“In our hearts, we all know that death is a part of life. In fact, death gives meaning to our existence because it reminds us how precious life is.” —MentalHealthAmerica.net

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4 Summer Hobbies for Older Adults

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Summer is a wonderful time to pick up a new hobby, so we thought we’d dig through two resources – an MSN.com post titled 30 Fun, Cheap Hobbies That Are Perfect For Summer and an article in TheOdysseyOnline.com titled 5 Fun Outdoor Summer Hobbies – and then list four intriguing finds from them to transform your free time into fun time.

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3 Power of Attorney Myths

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 9, 2018 at 6:00 AM

If you’ve begun planning for your future—or at least thought about it—you’ve likely come across terms like “power of attorney,” “advance directive” or “long-term care insurance.” Because planning for your future involves creating and signing many legal documents, deciphering what you should and should not include or sign can seem overwhelming.

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5 Conditions that Mimic Dementia

Posted by Kendal at Home on May 3, 2018 at 6:00 AM

If you’re concerned about memory loss and the health of your brain, you’ve likely done some research and read the many news articles on the latest about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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