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Negative Thinking Can Harm Your Brain and Increase Your Dementia Risk

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have been receiving increased study, as a result of the growing demographic of elders in the population. The research has resulted in a greater understanding of the causes and treatments for these conditions. A recent study from the United Kingdom has placed a focus on how repetitive negative thinking […]

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What Older Adults Need to Know About Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has spread to nearly every country in the world, and it has hit the senior population especially hard. Seniors older than 55 are at the greatest risk for developing the worst symptoms or long-term effects. Here is what at-risk seniors should know about the Coronavirus and how to avoid it. Older Adults […]

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Memory Cafes: How They Help Those With Dementia and Their Caregivers

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is upsetting enough. Then comes the isolation, not only for those with dementia but also for their caregivers. As those with dementia experience memory loss, communication challenges, confusion, and disorientation, their caregivers are noticing the changes as well. These may include personality changes, forgetfulness, and other characteristics that are out […]

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Signs a Caregiver May Be Burning Out and How to Help

Caring for the elderly or chronically ill can take its toll on even the most kind-hearted, generous people. They take on the responsibility out of love, or sometimes obligation, and can all too often find themselves in over their heads. Caregivers frequently get so wrapped up in taking care of others that they forget to […]

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Shingles Vaccine Now in Short Supply Due to Demand

Are you hoping to get your shingles vaccine? If so, you may have a wait. The high demand for this vaccine has led to a shortage of it in some areas. You can still get this vaccine if you know where to look and how to ask for the immunization. What Are the Shingles? The […]

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Over 60? Here’s Why You Should Still Work Out

If you’re over 60, you might think you need to slow down a bit in your daily life. While you might get to slow down in some aspects of your life, one area where you need to stay active remains your level of physical activity. Individuals over the age of 60 need to either start […]

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More and More Seniors are Binge Drinking

When binge drinking is mentioned, immediately, people start chuckling and assume it’s an issue that centers around most commonly teens and young adults “getting wasted.” While it’s true that this unhealthy form of alcohol consumption mainly affects those from the age of 18 to 34 years, binge drinking is now skyrocketing among seniors. Troubling new […]

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States Struggle To Plug Holes In Senior Health Care As Boomers Retire

The Retirement of the Baby Boomers There are currently 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day. By the year 2020, the costs for Medicaid and Medicare will have more than doubled. When a 65-year-old couple retires, their out-of-pocket health care costs excluding rehabilitation and long-term nursing care will be $275,000. The odds of paying for these […]

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Senior Health Risk: Loneliness

A whopping one-third of senior adults report feeling lonely regularly, according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). By the year 2060, a full 23 percent of adults in the United States will be 65 years of age or older. To this point, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) further highlights how life expectancy continues […]

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Life Expectancy Increasing Despite Health Care Inequalities

Life expectancy is always a hot topic, especially when considering a broad spectrum of countries. Despite all of the civil wars and continuing fatal diseases in the world, the latest release from the United Nations reveals that life expectancy is still improving and making good gains especially in the developed world. In this article, we […]

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