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The Importance of Preventing Falls

Falls happen in a moment, but their impact can range from minor discomfort to deadly. In the U.S., falls cause more than 95 percent of hip fractures and up to 40 percent of traumatic brain injuries. Bone fractures account for about 70 percent of reported fall-related injuries. People often break wrists and arms as they…

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The Benefits of Exercise in Your Golden Years

Exercise is constantly being pushed as a way to develop better health. Yet seniors over the age of 65 and their caregivers sometimes worry about if exercise could do more harm than good. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, exercise is safe and beneficial for the majority of seniors. However, it should be…

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Eating Well as You Age

The older we get, the more diseases we encounter. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are among the many illnesses that plague seniors. There are several medications for the prevention and treatment of these illnesses, but they usually end up replacing the problem with a new problem. Medications Make You Sicker Every medication comes with a mile-long…

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Moderate Drinking May Give Health Benefits to Seniors

The golden years of later life tend to be accompanied by declining health. Any tactic for slowing the decline or even improving health is welcome news. Many researchers have long suspected that moderate drinking offers health benefits for seniors, and three interesting studies have advanced this notion. While heavy drinking has been associated with a host…

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Useful Physical Fitness Tips for Seniors

Physical fitness is important for your entire life. People of all ages should always do whatever they can to remain energetic and fit as a fiddle. If you’re committed to the idea of remaining strong, active and lively well into your golden years, there are many things you can do on a day-to-day basis. It…

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Seniors: How Much Sleep Do You Need?

As people move into their senior years, their sleep patterns start to change. This can result in a lack of sleep. Specifically, seniors experience a change in their circadian rhythm sometimes referred to as the body’s clock. They are prone to feeling sleepy early in the evening and wake up in the very early hours…

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The Dangers of Electric Fans to Seniors

Extreme heat and humidity can be dangerous for anyone, but elderly people are particularly susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Because older people do not sweat as much as younger people do in hot weather, their bodies lack the natural cooling effect that sweat produces. A new study found evidence that the lack of sweat that is…

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Neighborhood Support May Help Stroke Survival for Seniors

When someone has a stroke, it often alters the way that they walk and talk. They sometimes lose the ability to provide the care for themselves that they need in order to stay at home alone. This is when the neighborhood can step in to help. If everyone in the community helps to clean the…

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How to Ease The Transition to Assisted Living

When you have to make the decision to take an elderly family member to an assisted living facility, you might have concerns about whether the person will adjust well or if it will take some time. With most people, it does take a while to adjust to being in new surroundings and around new people.…

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5 Unexpected Signs of Dementia

If it seems like you forget things easily or you aren’t sure where you place something in the home, then you might be experiencing early signs of dementia. There are some people who think that leaving items laying around the home and not remembering where they are is something that is done because of being…

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