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Staying Safe During the Holidays or Holiday Season

Staying Safe During the Holidays or Holiday Season

While the holiday season is often a time of fun and time to enjoy some precious time with friends and family, it is also important that the needs of older people are taken into account during this season.  For some elderly people, a holiday away from home can be...

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Exercise Tips for Those 50 & Older

Exercise Tips for Those 50 & Older

If you are over 50, remaining physically active is important for many reasons.  When it comes to leading an active lifestyle, there are many potential benefits. Did you know that….: Helping to maintain a healthy body, boost your energy levels and keep your...

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Dental Care for Seniors

Dental Care for Seniors

Getting older can bring about a range of dental care issues.  Whether you have your own teeth or wear dentures, you still have to keep an eye on your oral health. You should check regularly for various changes to your oral health. Some illnesses associated with old...

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Simple Tools for Improving Brain Function in the Elderly

Simple Tools for Improving Brain Function in the Elderly

Maintaining and improving brain function in the elderly is a priority for all of us.  MRI scans have found that using the Internet can be useful in improving brain function in elderly patients, as compared to reading a book. Even physical activity can be useful in...

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Top Five Reasons You Need Protein in Your Diet

Top Five Reasons You Need Protein in Your Diet

While quality protein may be a difficult option for the elderly due to the cost and availability, it is important that protein is included in the diet for many reasons, including these:  Protein helps develop muscles and bones. The loss of muscle and bone density can...

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The Link Between Depression and Diet

The Link Between Depression and Diet

There are many reasons why we should be concerned about depression in the elderly.   Many older people are at a greater risk of depression, and still many of them do not want to seek help and do not want to be a burden on their families. Depression is not a sign of...

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What are the Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

What are the Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition that occurs when the blood forms a clot in the vein somewhere deep within the body, usually within groups of muscles.  DVT in the elderly has a higher mortality rate and occurs more frequently in geriatric patients. It is...

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Scams That Target Seniors

Scams That Target Seniors

Millions, including our senior citizen population, have fallen victim to scammers. Financial fraud is the fastest growing form of elder abuse, and most states have comprehensive laws that make elder financial abuse a crime. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) encourages...

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Silver Alerts Spread The Word

Silver Alerts Spread The Word

Like the Amber Alerts that are used when children go missing, Silver Alerts get the word out about missing senior citizens. Also like Amber Alerts, the Silver Alert system uses a wide variety of media outlets to make the announcement – including radio stations,...

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