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From the Alden Podcasts: Best Practices for Rehab After Orthopedic Surgery

June 15, 2018 — All surgeries require some post-operative accommodation as your body heals. Orthopedic surgery impacts your mobility, and the amount of time you’re “out of commission” depends on the severity of the procedure. Many people will attempt to recover at home, and for some that may not be enough. While you may have the mental determination to... Read More

Introducing New Mediterranean-Style Menus in All Facilities and Communities

May 21, 2018 — The Alden Network recently introudced new Mediterranean-style additions to its menus throughout the company. Mediterranean-style diets – which place an emphasis on eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole grains and eating moderate amounts of fish, while using healthy fats and oils like those found in nuts, olives and avocados – have been particularly successful... Read More

Family Often First to Spot Hospital Delirium

May 14, 2018 — A May 2018 study from Harvard Medical School found that when a senior experiences delirium during a hospital stay, it’s more distressing to their family than it is to the patient. Delirium can certainly be an upsetting thing to see and hear! Perhaps your elderly mother goes to the hospital for a hip replacement. As... Read More

May Is Better Hearing and Speech Month

May 1, 2018 — Changes that occur in our ears can make it harder to hear as we grow older. Exposure to noise, both on the job and during our leisure hours, adds to the problem. So by the time we turn 65, we have a 30 percent chance of suffering significant hearing loss. By age 75, half of... Read More

Volunteer to Give Your Brain a Boost

April 2, 2018 — April 15–21, 2018 Is National Volunteer Week We honor our volunteers in April and all year long. Older adults in particular are stepping up to help out where they’re needed—in schools, museums, social services agencies, in scouting, in hospitals, for cultural organizations and faith communities. At The Alden Network, we value our volunteers and appreciate... Read More

Incontinence: A Common Condition Nobody Talks About

March 15, 2018 — Last year the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that almost half of all adult women experience urinary incontinence. Senior men also experience the problem. But if you or a loved one is among these 25 million people, you might be surprised at that number. It’s not a topic people habitually chat about like... Read More

Seven Great Reasons to Eat More Whole Grains

March 1, 2018 — March is National Nutrition Month, the perfect opportunity for seniors and people of every age to assess their dietary choices. The foods we eat can make a big difference in our health! This year, why not start with one of the healthiest dietary upgrades we can make—cutting down on refined starches and adding more whole... Read More

Everyone Loves a Healthy Heart

February 15, 2018 — February is American Heath Month. Cardiovascular diseases – including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke – remain the leading cause of death in the world; yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. While some risk factors, such as age and heredity... Read More