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What Is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Both palliative and hospice care are vital services for the aging population. Both offer comfort and compassionate care for patients with life-limiting illnesses, but there are significant differences which are often misunderstood.

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General Hospital Tackles Alzheimer’s Disease—And Gets it Right

General Hospital has embraced a topic close to reality for many of us. Mike Corbin, the father of Sonny Corinthos (Port Charles’s loveable crime boss) has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and Sonny and his extended family are caring for Mike at home in their mansion on Harbor View Road.

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What Is Optimum Life?

As a nurse in senior living, I am frequently asked what our residents’ lives are like. There’s still an outdated stigma that senior living communities are lined with wheelchairs occupied by hazy elders parked in front of TVs. But we pride ourselves on nurturing every aspect of our residents’ lives and wellness.

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Holidays and Dementia: Three Tips for Reducing Your Stress

The holiday season can truly be challenging for someone living with dementia, as special events often break the pattern of everyday life, and people living with dementia often do best if routines remain the same. Check out these three tips for creating a stress-free holiday.

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How to Reduce Holiday Loneliness for Seniors

The holidays can intensify feelings of loneliness, especially if an older person has experienced a recent loss or moved within the past year. Here are some tips for decreasing feelings of loneliness during the holiday season.

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