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Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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The History of 911

Feeling safe begins with the specific safeguards that are out there that provide the person with a sense of comfort and security. 911 is one of these comforts that people use whenever they are in distress and need help. The 911 telephone number is able to provide your home with firefighters, paramedics for medical emergencies, […]

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Safest Places for Seniors to Live in the USA

Seniors enjoy getting out there, finding a comfortable, safe place to live, and seeing the world. Whether they want to move away from a dangerous city, their current hometown or move to somewhere warmer and much more welcoming of seniors; numerous cities and states welcome not only seniors, but also children and families and are […]

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Tips For Saving Senior Citizens From Loneliness

As we age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to find activities and ways to keep your mind busy, your body active, and your emotions at bay in regards to avoiding feeling lonely. More often than not, it may be directly associated with losing a loved one, such as your spouse. 

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When You Should Consider Assisted Living

Do you have an elderly loved one who is still independent but starting to struggle with everyday activities such as paying bills, personal hygiene and making meals for themselves?  If so, an assisted living facility may be the right choice for them.  An assisted living facility is a good idea if your loved one can […]

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Ten Dementia Warning Signs You Need To Know

Contrary to common thought, dementia is not a disease in and of itself.  Rather, dementia is an umbrella term which encompasses any type of decline in mental ability that is severe enough to impact a person’s ability to perform their everyday activities.  The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease, which accounts for 60 […]

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Educate Yourself About Elder Abuse

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), one in every ten Americans age 60 and over experience elder abuse each year, many of them in multiple ways such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional or psychological abuse. Unfortunately, this is a crime that is severely under-reported, as it is estimated that only […]

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6 Ways to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease once every 67 seconds.  It is the sixth leading cause of death in America, and out of the top 10 causes of death, it is the only one that cannot be cured, slowed, or prevented.  As of 2015, 5.3 million Americans of […]

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Avoid The “Free” Medical Alert Scam

In previous articles, Medical Alert Advice has discussed the rise of telephone scammers targeting senior citizens in an attempt to obtain their credit card and/or bank information.  One such scam continuously returns  to the news, and it involves medical alert devices with the all too common free life alert for seniors pitch, which does have […]

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Seniors and Pet Therapy

Every day, people flock to YouTube to watch videos of pets as a form of entertainment and stress relief. Those benefits could be even more present in the life of your senior loved one if they had a pet of their own.  According to the pet therapy organization Paws for People, interacting with a gentle […]

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Pain Care for the Elderly

Chronic pain is defined as pain that continues and/or grows worse over a long period of time.  According to the National Institutes of Health, 50 percent of older adults who live on their own, and 75 to 85 percent of those in care facilities, suffer from chronic pain.  This constant pain results in a variety […]

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Smartphone Apps for Seniors

In recent years, smartphone ownership has increased drastically, especially among senior citizens. According to Pew Research, 74% of Americans ages 50-64 are now smartphone owners and 42% of those are 65 and older. This is up over 133% in just 5 short years.

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Senior Alert – Beware of Robocall Schemes

A robocall is an automated telephone call which uses a computerized automatic phone dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message.  Robocalls are used frequently by individuals running in political campaigns or by schools who need to make sure a message is delivered to a large number of families.  However, at the present time, robocalls are being […]

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