St. Andrew’s Blog

  • Vitamins For Senior Health

    As people age, their nutritional needs may change, and certain vitamins become especially important for promoting overall health and well-being. First, it’s important to discuss WHY some older adults should take multivitamin supplements. Benefits of Supplements Easy to take: Consuming a [...]

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    Nutrition for Diabetes in Seniors — Type 1, Type 2 & Prediabetes

    Millions of people in the United States live with diabetes or prediabetes, including millions of older adults, making diabetes a major health concern for seniors or people with aging relatives. One of—if not the—most crucial aspects of diabetes management is a healthy diet. Here's how [...]

  • Symptoms of Dementia (And How Caregivers Can Manage Symptoms)

    Caring for a loved one with dementia brings fresh challenges. They may start to feel like a different person than the one you grew up with due to the many symptoms associated with the different types of dementia, such as vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, dementia [...]

  • Best Foods for Your Heart and Arteries—Here’s What the Science Says

    There are some risk factors for heart disease that we don't have control over, like genetics. But having a family history of this condition doesn't mean you're destined to develop heart problems. One of the single-most important risk factors for heart disease is a healthy [...]

  • Physical Activities for Seniors

    Regular physical activity as you age offers numerous significant health benefits. It enables you to maintain independence for longer and enhances your well-being and enjoyment of daily activities. According to the CDC, adults aged 65 and older need: At least 150 minutes a week (for [...]

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    Tips to Communicate Effectively With Your Older Loved One

    Conversation starters and more. Good communication skills are the key to maintaining a strong relationship with your loved one. Sometimes there can be certain challenges that come with aging that make it feel difficult for caregivers to connect. This can be attributed to various factors [...]

  • Meet the Foods Science Says Could Boost Brain Health

    Eating right can help anyone feel physically well. But diet can do more than just impact physical health—it plays a key role in brain health, too! Keep reading to learn more about the potentially brain-boosting foods older adults (and anyone else) can enjoy as part [...]

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    Who Qualifies for VA Benefits for Assisted Living?

    For all that U.S. Veterans have sacrificed for our country, it's only right that they are shown gratitude and receive financial assistance as they age in life. That's why the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers plenty of benefits to help older vets offset [...]

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    What Makes Memory Care Successful?

    With constant advancements happening in memory care communities across the nation, now is the best time to determine which person-centered program stands out above the rest when looking at long-term care for someone you love. A comprehensive approach is needed to improve an older adult’s [...]

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    Do I Still Have My Independence in an Assisted Living Community?

    Yes, you still maintain your independence in assisted living! A common assisted living (AL) myth is that you lose your freedom of choice after moving into an AL community. This misconception makes many seniors hesitant of looking at senior living options, but we’re here to [...]

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    Parkinson’s Disease Self-Care Habits and Tips

    Did you know that some experts speculate that roughly 1 million people in the United States are currently living with Parkinson's disease (PD), according to the National Institutes of Health? That means that managing this condition with a professional care team is critical for plenty [...]

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    Understanding the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease & How to Navigate Them

    Aging isn't always easy, but the occasional memory lapses that accompany it are often nothing to worry about. But when lapses in memory and judgment interfere with your loved one’s  day-to-day life, it might be more than simple forgetfulness. It could be a sign of [...]