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Sharing your birthdate and place could lead an identity thief to your social security number.

Facebook is the gateway to connecting to the digital world.

Facebook is an easy-to-navigate social media outlet that makes communicating with your loved ones a simple task. It also allows you to reach out to old acquaintances and form relationships with new, like-minded people. But before you can start connecting with your peers, you have to load basic information to your profile page.

The idea of sharing your personal details for the world to see might be intimidating, but Facebook security settings can help you keep information private from certain accounts, or simply anyone who isn’t a friend.

Unfortunately, the down …read more

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Wow the family with this herb roasted turkey recipe.

Throwing this year’s Thanksgiving feast? Wow your guests with these delicious recipes.

1. Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey

This recipe by Delish infuses the classic turkey dinner with unforgettable flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 12-14 lb. turkey – thawed
  • 2 heads garlic – halved horizontally
  • 1 lemon – halved
  • 4 small onions – quartered
  • 14 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 large carrots – sliced into 2-inch-thick pieces
  • 2 celery stalks – sliced into 2-inch-thick pieces
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Optional: herbs of choice for garnish

Directions:

First, heat your oven to 375 degrees.

Take your turkey to the sink and remove and dispose of the giblets. Reserve the neck. …read more

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We’ve covered a lot of ground in our latest episode with memory care expert, Rita Altman. This time, we touch on music’s role in memory care, explaining Alzheimer’s to a young child and just how close we are to finding a cure.

Take a look at a few highlights from toady’s show and be sure to listen to the full episode here.

How music can outsmart Alzheimer’s (1:03):We know that music can evoke so many things, such as emotion and movement, and even autobiographic information. There are also many areas in the brain where music is stored, which is a wonderful …read more

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On this episode, we are once again joined by memory care expert Rita Altman, and delve into the world of the adult caregiver, someone who is often part of the “sandwich generation.” This person is in the middle of taking care of their aging parent while also caring for their younger children, and usually holding down a full-time job.

Take a look at a few highlights from this today’s show and be sure to listen to the full episode here.

Caregiver burnout (2:19):What we often see with the sandwich generation is caregiver burnout. These individuals are spending …read more

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In this episode, we are joined by Rita Altman, senior vice president of Memory Care & Program Services at Sunrise, where we talk about the different stages of Alzheimer’s and tips for how you can remain meaningfully engaged with your loved one by using verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, based on the Validation Method.

Take a look below at a few highlights from the show, and be sure to listen to the full episode here.

The stages of Alzheimer’s (1:20):Experts have used different models to explain the typical stages of Alzheimer’s – some use the five stage …read more

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Throughout our 35 years of serving seniors and their loved ones, we’ve prided ourselves on being a resource to families – whether through our community support groups or online resources such as the Care Questionnaire or Caregiver Guide.

Throughout our 35 years of serving seniors and their loved ones, we’ve prided ourselves on being a resource to families – whether through our community support groups or online resources such as the Care Questionnaire or Caregiver Guide.

We are thrilled to announce our newest resource, The Senior Caregiver podcast. The Senior Caregiver, hosted by Bill Worthington, is dedicated …read more

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Women are generally at a higher risk for developing a stroke.

Did you know that Oct. 29 is World Stroke Day?

Now’s the perfect time to understand exactly which factors increase and lower your risk of experiencing a stroke. A number of elements are hereditary and cannot be changed, but there are also certain lifestyle choices that determine the likelihood.

Uncontrollable risk factors

Age
While strokes can occur at any age, the American Stroke Association said your chances double for each decade after you turn 55.

Family history
If a close relative, such as your parent, grandparent or sibling, experienced a stroke in the past, your risk is greater.

Gender
Women are generally at higher risk for …read more

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Take the family apple picking to retrieve the Pink Lady apples for the Apple Blossom Tart.

Fall is prime apple-picking season.

Now’s the perfect time to head to the orchard, fill your basket with fresh apples and take them home to bake delicious goodies. But don’t just make a traditional apple pie – try something different! Here are three apple desserts we recommend:

1. Apple Blossom Tart
Use fresh Pink Lady apples to create Country Living magazine’s recipe – it’s equally pleasing to the eyes and stomach.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large Pink Lady apples – cored and cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar – divided
  • 1 8-ounce …read more

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Add more cinnamon to your dishes to reap the health benefits.

You use cinnamon heavily throughout fall, but are you aware of its health benefits?

This seasonal spice doesn’t only perfect your pumpkin pastries. It can also contribute to your overall health and well-being! Read on to learn about a few of the many benefits of cinnamon:

1. It can help manage Type 2 diabetes
A small controlled study by Ting Lu and colleagues at the Xuhui District Central Hospital in Shanghai found that participants who took a high dose of cinnamon extract experienced a drop in their average glucose levels. Because of this, the researchers concluded that cinnamon could be a …read more

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Your doctor can give you advice on how to get started.

Regular physical activity is key to healthy aging.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exercise strengthens your bones, muscles and joints, which can ultimately help you maintain an independent lifestyle for longer. It also lowers your risk for coronary heart disease and colon cancer and diabetes, helps combat arthritis pain and reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Physical activity may offer dozens of health benefits, but it’s not always easy if you haven’t in a long time. But don’t worry – getting into the groove isn’t as difficult as you may think.

Here are a few tips …read more