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Falling Injuries Can Be Life Threatening

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released some startling statistics regarding falls in Americans age 65 and over. One third of Americans age 65 and over fall each year. An older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall every 14 seconds. An older adult dies from a […]

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Making Sure Your Loved One is Receiving the Best Care

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or other care facility can be an extremely difficult one.  Even if you diligently investigated every nursing home in the state until you were sure you had found the very best one for your loved one’s needs, it’s natural to continue to have concerns […]

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Know Who Is Behind the Door Before You Open It!

On June 18, 2014, KIRO TV in Bellevue, Washington reported that police had arrested U Hyon Yi for targeting and scamming three elderly victims.  He befriended the women, earning their trust by offering to do odd jobs for them around the house.  Once that trust was established, Yi asked to borrow thousands of dollars, starting […]

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6 Versions of Fitbit for Seniors

If you are looking for something to make your walking workouts more fun and interesting, you may want to know about the Fitbit.  This is a wearable fitness tracker which was introduced in 2008 as sort of modernized version of the pedometer. In May 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an interesting […]

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Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do Indoors

One of the most important things seniors can do to maintain their strength, flexibility, and sense of balance is to exercise.  However, it can be difficult to get motivated during the winter months so it’s important to have simple exercises for the elderly that are easy and fun.  The cold, snow, and ice often are […]

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Seniors in 20 States Must Renew Drivers Licenses More Often

In January 2015, the state of Virginia implemented a new law which requires drivers age 75 and over to renew their license in person every five years.  This is change to their previous law, which required drivers 80 and older to renew in person every 8 years.  Virginia is one of 20 states requiring seniors […]

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How TeleHealth Can Benefit Seniors

As defined by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, telehealth is “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health, and health administration.”  Examples of telehealth in everyday life are online medical support groups, electronic health records, online doctor visits, […]

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Helping Seniors Living with Heart Disease

If you have an older loved one who has been diagnosed with heart disease, it can be a scary time for both of you.  While your loved one will be living with this illness for the rest of their life, there are ways to manage it and work to prevent it from getting worse.  Below […]

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Aging and Your Diet

Have you noticed that over time, foods you used to enjoy seem to no longer be agreeing with you?  There is a very good reason for this, and it is simply the fact that you are getting older.  Aging causes changes in your body that actually impact how it processes food.  Primarily, your metabolism slows […]

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Habits to Help You Live Longer!

Popular magazine U.S. News and World Report has written a book entitled How to Live to 100: Be Healthy, Be Happy and Afford It.  As a teaser, they have made some of their tips available online.  While some most certainly agree with common wisdom, a few just may surprise you.

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Winter Safety for Older Adults

Winter has arrived.  Even if you are a fan of the colder weather this season brings, there is no doubt it presents some possible safety hazards, many of which are even more dangerous for older adults.  Below are some tips for keeping yourself safe and healthy during the winter months.

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Eating Healthy Over 50

While healthy eating is recommended for all ages, it becomes more important the older you get.  For adults 50 and over, eating healthy can help you stay mentally sharp, give you higher energy levels, improve your immune system, and keep chronic health problems at bay. While healthy eating is not the same as dieting, it […]

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