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Questions to Ask Before You Choose Your Assisted Living Center

To ensure that your beloved family member moves into an outstanding assisted living center, research and visit as many licensed facilities as you can. As you proceed, try to answer the following questions about each of them. Above all, consider the people who work there. What’s the turnover rate, and do job candidates undergo thorough…

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Seniors: Protect Yourself with Preventive and Screening Health Measures

Maintaining the best quality of life while approaching the age of 65 calls for increased vigilance. A number of common medical tests can shed light on potential health problems, and recognized preventive measures have been widely shown to reduce the likelihood of ill health. After analyzing data from an extensive range of clinical studies, the…

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Insomnia and Lowered Pain Tolerance

Insomnia, a disorder in which a person has trouble obtaining high-quality and restorative sleep, can lead to adverse conditions such as obesity, depression, frequent headaches, crankiness, fatigue, poor concentration, and greater risks of diabetes and heart disease. What’s more, medical researchers have recently discovered another problem that insomnia can cause. In 2015, the official journal…

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Fall Prevention – Dangers Which Can Affect Your Stability

Seniors suffer from falls each year. At times, poor health that causes the falls also cause brittle bones, thin skin, persistent bleeding and other complications that make falling worse. It is a common concern in nursing homes and at home. It is estimated that a third of seniors fall every year. The risk of falling…

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Seniors: Signs It’s Time to Stop Driving

The ability to drive provides seniors with a sense of freedom and independence that is life affirming. However, in many cases, physical and mental issues may arise that make continuing to drive a dangerous situation for the senior. Often, the senior is not willing to admit to handicaps that may make driving hazardous for themselves…

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Are You Having a Stroke?

Perhaps you know the stroke warning signs in others and are ready to call 911 or otherwise get that person the immediate help that he or she needs in order to recover as quickly as possible. However, it is also important to know what those warning signs are from the perspective of the person experiencing a…

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Seniors: Signs It’s Time to Stop Driving

The ability to drive provides seniors with a sense of freedom and independence that is life affirming. However, in many cases, physical and mental issues may arise that make continuing to drive a dangerous situation for the senior. Often, the senior is not willing to admit to handicaps that may make driving hazardous for themselves…

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Gout: Can It Offer Alzheimer’s Protection?

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. As the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia for which there is currently no known cure, is very prevalent and extremely serious. Researchers are constantly looking for potential cures or treatments for the disease, and they may have…

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April Is National Oral Health Month!

April is National Oral Health Month, with programs and educational information made available to the public by dentists and other health care professionals to emphasize the importance of oral health to overall well-being. Maintaining your health is important to quality of life, psychological well-being and longevity. Although people may see a doctor for pain, have…

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Flossing: Before or After Brushing?

Dental flossing is an integral part of adequate dental hygiene because it allows the person to reach in between the crevices of the teeth where bacteria and plaque reside. Many people know that they need to floss, but some wonder whether they should conduct the activity before or after they brush their teeth. Two main…

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