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Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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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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Holidays with Elderly Parents

If you live a distance from your aging parents, the holidays may be the first time you have seen them in a while.  While this is a time for joy and celebration, it can also be a time for you to assess your parents and their health.  Really take the time to look at your […]

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ICE Your Cell Phone

Medical Alert Advice discusses a variety of ways to help seniors stay safe in their home, including owning a medical alert device, installing grab bars near slippery tile floors and bathtubs, and having a preparedness plan in place in the event of a natural disaster.  Now, we’d like to tell you about one very simple […]

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Disaster Preparedness

Being prepared in the event of a natural disaster is important for everyone.  However, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) stresses that it is especially important for older Americans to have plans in place, and reassess them at regular intervals to make sure they are in line with their current needs and capabilities.  If […]

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Preventive Health Care for Seniors

Medical preventive care is defined as services your doctor provides to help you both avoid health problems and detect any issues you may have early on, when they would be more likely to respond to treatment.  This is important for all citizens, as it is the most proactive way to manage your future health. However, […]

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Don’t Miss Out on Senior Citizen Discounts!

As the baby boomer generation ages, the quantity and type of senior citizen discounts has vastly expanded nationwide.  If you’re willing to disclose your age, you can cash in on hundreds of discounts on a wide variety of goods and services from businesses who value you as a customer.

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Seniors and Social Media

While some may believe social media use is exclusive to the younger set, recent statistics prove otherwise.  Fast Company magazine has reported that people aged 55 to 64 are the fastest growing demographic on Twitter, with use in that age group increasing by 79% since 2012.  In the same time period, use by that age […]

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How Seniors Can Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Thief

Unfortunately, criminals often target senior citizens as their victims.  Typically, they are under the assumption that older individuals will be weaker and easier marks.  However, it is in your power to prove that assumption false, and avoid becoming the prey of a criminal.  First and foremost, you want to embrace a more actively observant attitude […]

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Bathtub Safety for Seniors

While bathtub safety is a concern for everyone, it is especially so for senior citizens.  It is estimated that one third of adults age 60 and over have difficulty climbing into or out of their bathtub or shower.  Slippery conditions and hard surfaces make bathrooms an area of high risk for people to fall and […]

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Food Safety for Seniors

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all citizens, and part of this is educating Americans on food safety issues.  According to the FDA, men and women over the age of 65 are more susceptible to foodborne illnesses.  This is not only because our immune […]

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