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Three Key Aspects of Senior Health

Three Key Aspects of Senior Health

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is critical for many reasons, and it is particularly important for seniors. Robust health enhances our quality of life. If you are a senior, you will feel better, live longer, and be happier when your health is at an optimal level. Usually, when we think about boosting our health, we think […]

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How to Cope with an Ailing Senior Family Member

How to Cope with an Ailing Senior Family Member One of the hardest things that we experience as humans are the aging and ailing of senior family members. Whether it be a parent or a grandparent, the feelings are the same — how will you carry on when they’re gone? How will you afford funeral […]

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4 Signs of Caregiver Overload and What You Can Do About it

While you care for your loved ones, think about this: Who is caring for you? You may be a caregiver for a senior in your life, attending to their needs, assisting them in daily living or just being emotionally present for them. But what about your needs? This is the question that not many bother […]

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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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Assessing the Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Assessing the Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Most researchers and medical experts in the field of dementia seem to agree on 10 main early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The list of symptoms, which appears on www.alz.org, is intended to help, but many people experience confusion and dismay when they see it. It’s important to note that all of the itemized signs can […]

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5 Cultures Who Celebrate Old Age: What We Can Learn from Them

  Many people never think about the culture of age in this country and how we treat our elders. We idolize youth and beauty but casually dismiss or abandon seniors who no longer exhibit these fleeting attributes. There are many downsides to this cultural habit, the largest of which is overlooking all the wisdom and […]

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Loneliness and Isolation in Seniors: What You Need to Know

Loneliness and Isolation in seniors

While we may not understand the full ramifications of social isolation and loneliness on seniors, most would agree that older adults don’t do too well in isolation. After all, we are a social species, and we thrive on day-to-day interaction with others, a sense of community, and quality interpersonal relationships. Before we talk about social […]

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4 Exercises to Help Seniors Stay Healthy and Fit

4 Exercises to Help Seniors Stay Healthy and Fit

  It’s normal to face some mobility and movement challenges as you grow older, but that doesn’t mean you must passively accept this as your fate. Taking a proactive approach with exercise can help you remain healthy and fit no matter what your age. Regular exercise offers numerous benefits besides weight loss or maintenance. Some […]

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5 Things Seniors Should Know About Medicare

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56 million Americans are covered by Medicare, yet many seniors don’t know all the benefits of this essential program. To help you make the most of Medicare, here are 5 things you should know: 1.  Meet the Enrollment Deadlines You can sign up for Medicare between the three months prior to turning 65 and the […]

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5 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Warm This Winter

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  As we age, our body’s ability to regulate internal body temperature and sense fluctuations in temperature can decrease. This is a particularly important function for Seniors as it gets into the colder months because of possible health risks, such as hypothermia. One of the misconceptions about hypothermia is that it only occurs in extremely […]

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