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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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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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7 Disaster Preparedness Tips for Seniors

  As a senior, the prospect of preparing for a disaster may seem daunting. This is especially the case if you have unique health needs or if you live alone. There are ways you can adequately prepare for the worst, though, giving you the peace of mind you need. Understand which risks affect you Depending on 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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