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Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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Helping Loved Ones Adjust to Retirement Community Living

Retirement communities offer many advantages for newly retired seniors, as they allow individuals to live independently while also being provided with a wide array of options regarding social events, activities, and the pursuit of hobbies.  However, even though your loved ones may intellectually understand all of the reasons why a retirement community is a good […]

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Valentine’s Day and Senior Citizens

Valentine’s Day is a holiday set aside to recognize love of all types.  However, for senior citizens, it can serve as a sad reminder about a love who has passed away.  If you have an aging loved one in your life you suspect will be feeling lonely and sad on Valentine’s Day, below are some […]

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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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Caregiver Resolutions for the New Year

Even if taking care of an elderly loved one is something you are doing quite happily and willingly, there is no question that it has a great impact on your life.  In fact, research conducted by the National Institutes of Health shows that being in a caregiving role creates chronic physical and psychological stress which […]

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New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

Bright with promise, a new year is a perfect time to start fresh and establish some new habits. It may be hard to change some habits in older adults; however, it is never too late to try and create a healthier, happier lifestyle. Psychologists recommend that you are more likely to succeed in your resolutions if […]

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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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Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seniors

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a cyclical form of depression that occurs only during a specific time of year, which is usually the winter.  Signs may begin in the fall after daylight savings time occurs.  The exact cause of SAD is unknown, but mental health professionals attribute the condition to changes in body temperature, hormone […]

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Holiday Shopping Safety for Seniors

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may find yourself out shopping more than usual.  While you are enjoying the spirit of the season, you must still remain aware of your surroundings. Police nationwide report an increase in crime around the holidays, particularly in retail areas.  As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, senior citizens are […]

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Medication Management

A 2010 survey conducted by the journal American Nurse Today found that 44% of men and 57% of women age 65 and over take 5 or more medications per week, and approximately 12% of both men and women take 10 or more medications per week.  While medications can help keep you healthy, the more pills […]

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