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As Director of Clinical Services at Aegis Living, Julie oversees the clinical care of 2,500 senior living residents and a team of health services directors across 34 communities. Julie is a registered nurse, known for building strong clinical and care teams who help older adults live their lives to the fullest.

Latest Posts By Julie Ambachew

1 month ago

Winter Hydration and Why It Matters

The extreme warmth of summer is a great internal reminder to drink more fluids. However, when the colder months come around, we should continue to keep this top of mind as we can become just as easily dehydrated in the winter…

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5 months ago

Does Your Aging Parent or Loved One Need Added Support?

Caring for an aging parent or another loved one – near or from afar – can be tricky, especially when a loved one’s needs change more unexpectedly. This can often happen with a sudden injury or illness, cognitive decline, or be the natural result of aging…

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7 months ago

Nutrition Needs May Change as You Age: A Few Tips to Stay in Front of Them

There is no denying that a healthy, balanced diet can help you live longer, feel younger, and have more energy, but what we often don’t realize is that the definition of a healthy diet changes throughout our lifetime. For example, you may have lower calorie…

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7 months ago

Friendship Goals and Why They Matter

Social isolation is defined as the lack of relationships with others and little to no social support or contact. Loneliness, on the other hand, shows itself as feeling alone or disconnected from others even if you aren’t alone. It can feel like you lack deep…

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10 months ago

Mindfulness – What Does It All Really Mean?

As we get older, life can become less hectic, especially as we move away from working longer hours, raising young children, and everything in between. With that, older adults are more likely to experience a new set of life challenges that can impact…

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1 year ago

Boosting Brain Health Is Pro-Aging

As we age, changes continue happening throughout the body, and the brain is no exception. Most people experience a little bit of forgetfulness as they age, especially in their 60s and 70s. Changes within the brain may result in potential impacts…

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1 year ago

How Biophilia Can Be a Part of Your Wellness Routine

Tapping into our innate connection to nature, known as biophilia, is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, both physically and emotionally. The concept is also foundational to biophilic design, which brings in natural materials, patterns, plants…

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1 year ago

Finding Happiness at Any Age Depends on These 6 Things

As Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Throughout life, we experience ups and downs with happiness. According to a recent study, happiness often declines from young adulthood through middle age…

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2 years ago

Could You Be Experiencing Depression and Not Even Know It?

Everyone is susceptible to depression, but depression in older adults can be even more challenging to identify, especially as both symptoms and triggers vary greatly from when we were younger adults or even children…

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2 years ago

Staying Hydrated in the Summer Months

As we move into the warmer summer months, staying hydrated does more than quench our thirst. Water plays a key role in our body’s daily functions. Water is the fuel our body needs for our internal temperature control, lubricating our joints, maintaining fluid…

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