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Changing your eating habits as you age

Changing your eating habits as you age

by Paradise Living Center

  Looking and feeling the best you can begins from the inside. How you nourish your body determines a number of different factors about the way you look and feel. As we age, there are many changes that go on in our bodies that can improve or be detrimental depending on diet. One of the first things we see is a slowing of our metabolism. Activity levels often slow down as well and the combination naturally results in weight gain. Learning about the nutrients needed for your body to run efficiently is invaluable. This change will inevitably affect your food...
5 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

5 Fun Activities for Grandkid Visits

by Paradise Living Center

Most grandparents will agree that spending time with the grandkids is their favorite pastime. It is equally rewarding for children to get to know grandma and grandpa, and develop a relationship separate from their parents. The challenge comes when you’re not sure what to do for those highly anticipated grandkid visits. Let’s face it, as much as you adore them, keeping grandkids entertained can be a challenge and even exhausting at times. To help make your next grandkid visit less stressful, we’ve put together recommendations for five fun and educational activities to do: 1. Getting creative An arts and crafts...
Understanding Hospice Care at Paradise Living Centers

Understanding Hospice Care at Paradise Living Centers

by Paradise Living Center

Many assume that hospice care is solely called in when end-of life is near. While it is true that hospice care is specialized care for those facing end-of-life, it is also available for those with chronic conditions or life threatening illnesses. It is designed to provide support and comfort rather than curative treatments. At Paradise Living Centers we always strive to provide our residents with care that helps them remain comfortable and allows them to age with dignity. When our residents are faced with a change or decline in health, we may recommend hospice care to help our residents remain...
Doll Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Doll Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

by Paradise Living Center

Dolls have always been a favorite toy or collectible for children. Now they are being used to help Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Doll therapy is a somewhat new treatment that appears to be generating growing interest, thanks to research suggesting it can make a difference. Although there are a number of other non-pharmacological treatments currently available including aromatherapy, music therapy, animal-assisted therapy and caregiver education programs, some caregivers have started implementing doll therapy for their patients due to the suggested beneficial effects. A doll can provide comfort and an opportunity to nurture and love. While doll therapy is being used...
Why it’s important to protect your oral health as a senior

Why it’s important to protect your oral health as a senior

by Paradise Living Center

As you age there are a number of health issues to consider. That is why it is essential to have regular screenings and checkups. One area that can be overlooked or ignored by seniors is oral health. Maintaining a healthy mouth is vital for the prevention of gum disease. Daily activities like eating, drinking, and communicating often rely on oral health. It’s crucial to pay special attention in order to prevent diseases that can harm your oral health and cause other complication to your overall health. This is important because not only does your oral health maintain the ability to...
March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month

by Paradise Living Center

The month of March is dedicated to Kidney disease. With March being National Kidney Month, we urge everyone to learn what they can do to help prevent kidney disease and raise awareness. Kidney disease is the ninth-leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 31 million people in the United States suffer from kidney-related problems. The kidneys are an important aspect of the body’s functions. They serve as a filter, allowing the body to properly expend extra water and waste from the blood to make urine – essentially helping to clear out toxins. Think of it as the...
Recognizing senile dementia versus senility

Recognizing senile dementia versus senility

by Paradise Living Center

Understanding the difference between senile dementia and senility might seem irrelevant. After all, don’t they both essentially mean the same thing? To help clarify how dementia and senility differ, let’s first begin with a brief definition of dementia, which is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. Dementia is different than normal senility or normal aging. While it is common for people to confuse senility with senile dementia, senility in elderly includes the gradual deterioration of the brain resulting in memory loss and mental abilities simply due to old age. For example, an...
How to get involved and support World Cancer Day

How to get involved and support World Cancer Day

by Paradise Living Center

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It is a disease that touches everyone, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or economic status. According to the National Cancer Institute, 39% of us will be diagnosed with Cancer at some point in our lives. World Cancer Day is held annually on February 4th, as a reminder to all of us that there are things we can do to help defeat this devastating disease. World Cancer Day is a partnership between the World Health Organization and several international Cancer research and awareness organization, including International Agency for Research on Cancer...
How do they differ? Nursing homes in Phoenix vs Assisted Living Facilities in Phoenix

How do they differ? Nursing homes in Phoenix vs Assisted Living Facilities in Phoenix

by Paradise Living Center

As concern grows for a loved one’s health and safety, many families face the decision of finding an assisted living facility in Phoenix or nursing home in Phoenix. It is difficult to figure out the perfect fit for their family member’s needs. The search through the many of the assisted living facilities in Phoenix can be difficult. On your search, it’s important to understand the difference between a nursing homes in Phoenix vs assisted living facilities in Phoenix. These four differences between an assisted living facility and nursing home will help you determine what’s best for your loved one. Level...