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Healthy Aging: 5 Tips for Getting the Sleep You Need

5 Tips for Getting the Sleep You Need

Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated how vital to health a good night’s sleep is – at all ages but especially for seniors. Researchers at the University of California, Berkley have recently identified a link between short-term memory loss and inconsistent sleep among the aging population. And cardiac specialists have long known of the importance of […]

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Thanksgiving Tips for Seniors and Their Caregivers

    From concerns about denture-friendly cuisine or a recently diagnosed gastro condition to pleasing picky eaters at the table (such as when kids will be a part of the festivities), there are lots of reasons why you may need to tweak meals at Thanksgiving time. For example, if tough vegetables don’t work with your […]

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Seasonal Depression and Seniors: What You Should Know

For most people, the changing of the seasons, holiday celebrations, and the ushering in of a new year can be an exciting time. However, for a sizeable part of the population, including seniors, winter can mean depression and other symptoms brought on by SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. What is seasonal depression and what are […]

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8 Dangers Seniors Face in Their Homes & How to Avoid Them

 As people get older, their risk of getting injured at home increases greatly. One report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention shows that once every 20 minutes, a senior in the United States experiences a fall. These injuries can range in severity from resulting in a minor scratch to requiring an emergency room […]

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6 Ways to Prevent a Fall

Get Moving  Movement is a wonderful way to maintain agility and keep the core strong. Consider enlisting in the assistance of a physical therapist who can work on boosting balance and strength. Engage in daily walks and, if possible, sign up for classes such as Tai Chi or Yoga, which has been shown to result […]

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6 Ways to Accommodate Aging in Place [Infographic]

According to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP, nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. A further 80 percent believe their current residence is where they will always live. This isn’t altogether surprising; after all, who wants to […]

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How to Find the Best Senior Caregiver

Easy Climber How to Find A Caregiver

Determining your loved one’s needs is the first, important step The decision to hire a senior caregiver can be a difficult one. Maybe your aging father is becoming forgetful, or can no longer keep up with the household chores. Maybe your mom is not good about taking her medicine or cooking for herself, and you’re […]

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Seniors home from rehab – now what?

Anxiety is normal after a fall, but there are practical ways to ease the transition The accident was scary and painful. You fell, breaking one or more major bones. You were hospitalized and then spent weeks in a rehab hospital, healing and painstakingly re-learning the skills you need to go back home. Now your doctors […]

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What is an Aging in Place Specialist?

Consider these two facts: Right now, about 90 percent of people 65 and older are aging in place, according to the AARP. Secondly, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates there will be 40 million seniors alive in 2035. If the first trend favoring independent living continues, it means by 2035, there will likely be about 35 […]

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Eight Tips to Staying Healthy While Growing Older

Can you really turn back the clock? Science seems to support this concept – a 2015 study published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) confirms that 65 may be the new 50. The results of the study showed that individuals who are 60, 65 – even 70, may be considered middle aged today. Instead […]

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