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How Seniors in Japan are Living Longer
How Seniors in Japan are Living Longer
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on July 6, 2015

Considerable research has been done to determine the factors which enable some adults to live longer, happier and healthier lives than others. While there is no single explanation, there is one place on earth that has been called the ideal place for aging: Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa is an island in Japan where the average life expectancy is just over 82 years (almost 78 for men and 86 for women). This is almost 4.5 years longer than the average U.S. lifespan. Okinawans are 3 to 7 times more likely to live to 100 than Americans. As impressive as the long lives…

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Essential Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Essential Resources for Alzheimer's Caregivers
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 25, 2015

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a labor of love, but it can also be a real challenge to meet the complex care needs of someone else while caring for oneself. Palm Desert Alzheimer’s care experts offer the following tips to Alzheimer’s caregivers. Get Acquainted with Local Support Groups Don’t underestimate the power of those around you to uplift you. Often, there are local support groups for family caregivers and even Facebook groups where you can connect with other caregivers nearby who have shared similar experiences and can offer advice or an understanding ear. Do Some Thorough Reading…

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Senior-Woman-in-Wheelchair-with-Caregiver
By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on June 18, 2015

Choosing a long-term care option for your senior loved one isn’t an easy decision to make, and you undoubtedly have some questions to ask. To help make the process a little easier, the senior care experts at Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert have answered a few of the most common questions about in-home care. What is home care? Home care refers to non-medical care provided in a senior’s home. Home care includes personal care services as well as companionship and some homemaking services like cooking, laundry, and light housekeeping. What can a professional caregiver do? A professional caregiver can…

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