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Doug Atkinson

After graduating from college, Doug worked at a local TV affiliate before coming to Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL). He is now the Social Media Marketing Assistant at PSL, and writes for the blog, produces videos, and creates content for PSL's social media sites.

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Health & Aging

Food for Thought: How Nutrition Can Boost Your Memory

By: Doug Atkinson
March 23rd, 2017

March is here, which means it’s National Nutrition Month! You’ve probably heard all about how proper nutrition can improve your quality of life and even help you live longer, but did you know it could also boost your memory?

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Health & Aging | Caregiver Support

10 Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's

By: Doug Atkinson
March 9th, 2017

Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia as a whole, can be scary. It can cause seniors to withdraw from family and friends, and can cause them to lose interest in activities they once loved. It can be hard to see your loved one go through these changes, but there are some things you may be able to do to help. Maintaining those waning interests and relationships may reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and may allow your loved one to live a better life.

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Health & Aging

Why A Healthy Heart Matters and What You Can Do About It

By: Doug Atkinson
March 2nd, 2017

Even though February, a.k.a. American Heart Health Month, is now over, it's important to remember the benefits of keeping your heart healthy all year long. The goal of American Heart Health Month is to save lives by preventing one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by the year 2117. As you’ll see, maintaining a healthy heart is incredibly important. But thankfully, it’s also relatively easy.

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Health & Aging | Caregiver Support

Pros and Cons of Keeping Your Aging Loved One at Home

By: Doug Atkinson
February 20th, 2017

Deciding what kind of care your elderly loved one needs can be a difficult task. At some point you’ve probably wondered to yourself if they need the kind of care only professionals can provide, even though it means being away from their family. On the other hand, can you afford to keep them at home despite the added stress that would bring? The reality will differ for every person, but there are some universal pros and cons to consider when making the decision.

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9 Tips for the Move to Senior Living

By: Doug Atkinson
February 15th, 2017

Moving into a senior living community can be stressful, but there are ways to make the transition go smoothly. Follow these simple tips before, during, and after the move to ensure the process is as easy as possible.

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14 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day with Your Senior Loved One

By: Doug Atkinson
February 7th, 2017

It can be hard for seniors who have lost their life-long partner, especially on the one holiday of the year meant to celebrate that love. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of sorrow for the senior in your life, there are ways you can share the love and turn the holiday into a celebration of the bond between your family.

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