Medical Alert Advice Blog

Tips For Seniors and Caregivers

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Avoid Senior Scams

Increasingly, scam artists are targeting senior citizens as victims.  This is due to the perception that seniors assume honesty in the marketplace and are less likely to take action when defrauded, due to embarrassment.  In particular, scammers will seek out seniors who have recently lost a spouse and may be unfamiliar with handling their finances, […]

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Qualities to Look for in a Caregiver

Choosing an in-home caregiver for an elderly relative is an extremely important decision.  In this situation, you are looking for so much more than a licensed professional; you want someone who will treat your loved one with the same respect and kindness as you would.  The following is a listing of qualities to look for […]

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What to Look for When Buying a Medical Alert System

It is estimated that approximately 75% of all medical alert monitoring systems are purchased by adult children for their aging parents.  If you fall into this category, it follows you have likely never purchased a medical alert system before.  With so many choices available, how do you know which is right for your loved one’s […]

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Our heart health is important in our overall health

Keeping Your Heart Healthy

As you age, it is normal to become more concerned about your heart health.   After all, the heart is the hardest working muscle in the human body, pumping out 2 ounces of blood with every heartbeat.  This  amounts to about 2,500 gallons of blood per day.  Choices you make throughout your life can have a […]

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Keeping Your Bones Strong

More than ten million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, a disease which weakens the bones and causes them to break easily.  While it can occur in anyone, it is most prevalent in Caucasian and Asian females.  Because your bones gradually lose strength as you age, the risk of being diagnosed with the disease increases as you […]

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Fitness is important to your overall health

Joining a Fitness Center as an Older Adult

If you are an aging adult considering joining a gym, you may be wondering if you’ll stick-out like a sore thumb.  Be assured that this won’t be the case.  According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sports club Association, more than 11 million Americans ages 55 and over have gym memberships.

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Healthy Food Choices for Aging Adults

You may notice as you age that you can no longer eat the same amounts and types of food you used to enjoy without experiencing unwanted digestive issues or weight gain.  This is because your metabolism slows down as you age.  Since you need to take in less food as you get older, it becomes […]

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Protect Yourself from Crimes Against the Elderly

Unfortunately, the elderly are often victims of criminal acts.  For example, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that because criminals assume senior citizens have a monetary nest egg, they are often targeted in fraud schemes that result in their bank accounts being drained.  Additionally, due to the perception that older people are less able […]

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Building a Stronger Relationship with Your Aging Parent

Because independence is strongly valued in American society, it is not as common as it once was for children to continue to live with their parents into adulthood.  However, over time, there has been an increase in aging parents moving in with their children.  As the baby boomer generation grows older, the number of multi-generational […]

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Tips for Older Drivers

When a senior citizen is involved in a car accident, it seems people are quick to jump to the conclusion that the age of the driver was a factor.  This is a fallacy, as getting older does not automatically worsen your driving skills.  However, you should be aware that ongoing changes to your body may […]

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Be Alert – Use Medications Safely

Thanks to modern medicine, Americans are living longer than ever before.  The average life expectancy for men is now 75.6 years, and it is 80.7 years for women.  Chances are that as you age, your doctor will prescribe medications for you to manage your medical conditions and help you live a longer and healthier life.  […]

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Support Tips for Losing a Spouse

Losing the person closest to you can be devastating. You may experience many stages of grief and will most certainly have to adjust to a new living situation. Everyone handles such a loss in different ways; so do not be ashamed for feeling hopeless or alone. Medical Alert Advice has some tips to help you […]

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