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How Seniors Can Stay Physically Active During Winter Months

February 27, 2020

Remaining active in the winter months is challenging for anyone, but it’s especially challenging for seniors. Seniors are at a higher risk for slipping, falling, and the cold weather can stiffen the joints. While it may be challenging to get out and move around in the cold weather, it is a requirement. As the body ages the need for physical activity increases. To stave off the dizzy spells and balance issues, remaining active after ...

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How Seniors Can Stay Mentally Healthy During Winter

February 24, 2020

The winter months are a hard time for many people. With freezing temperatures, overcast skies, and lack of sun can lead to a decline in mental health. Older adults and seniors experience mental health a little differently. 20 percent of adults 55 and older experience some form of mental health issues. The more common form of mental health issues in seniors are cognitive impairment and dementia. But, the common mental health issues that a majority ...

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Active Lifestyles and Aging: Planning For the Unknown

January 28, 2020

Active Lifestyles and Aging: Planning For the Unknown Eating a well-balanced diet and staying physically active are the keys to a healthy lifestyle it’s easy to take your health for granted when you’re young and don’t have many ailments, for adults over 65 eating well and staying active is extremely important and can have a remarkable impact on quality of life and life expectancy.  There is a common misconception in the senior ...

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5 Ways to Prevent Colds & the Flu in Older Adults

January 27, 2020

5 Ways to Prevent Colds & the Flu in Older Adults The wintertime is a potentially dangerous time for the elderly because viruses and influenza circulate easily. Sadly, seniors and their caregivers are two groups of people that are most at risk of falling ill; they spend so much time together that they pass germs back and forth. Plus, caregivers tend to have a lower immune system due to stress and a lack of sleep.  As the body ages, the immune system isn’t able to fight off infection as easily as it once did, leading to prolonged colds and flu. Did you know that most doctors don’t order a flu test because they ...

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How To Manage Holiday Travel With Seniors In A Few Easy Steps

December 19, 2019

The holidays are a busy time of year for travel. Families travel near and far to spend time with their loved ones. As fun as extend travel sounds, it can be a stressful and overwhelming time, especially for elederly family members. The difficulties that come from travel, like busy roads, delayed flights, changing plans, crowds, and searching for accommodations adds strain to any type of travel. If you’re traveling with a family member who ...

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Life-Changing Health Benefits of CBD for Seniors

December 3, 2019

Seniors can add CBD products into their healthcare routine with positive benefits. Although CBD may be used to target one area, such as pain management, CBD can provide seniors with many additional benefits. What is CBD? CBD is one of the 120 known cannabinoids present in cannabis (hemp) plants. CBD works with the body to provide the user with calming, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pain benefits. Although it comes from the same plant as THC, CBD does ...

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Benefits of Acupuncture for Seniors

December 3, 2019

Conventional medicine plays an invaluable role in the process of diagnosing and treating the various health concerns that seniors may experience. But there are alternative forms of medicine – such as acupuncture – that have the potential to benefit seniors. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves the insertion of small, thin needles into various points of the body to trigger natural healing and pain-relieving responses. Acupuncture is a gentle and non-invasive way ...

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Predictions about the Future of Senior Living

October 21, 2019

The population of senior citizens in the United States is projected to more than double in the next 40 years, from about 46 million today to more than 98 million by 2060, according to the Population Reference Bureau. For current caregivers and adults with aging parents, it’s important to choose a senior living community that is staying ahead of the curve to meet the needs of a growing senior population that wants to remain ...

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Why Isolation Is Bad for Seniors

October 15, 2019

Isolation and loneliness can lead to serious health problems for older adults. However, isolation is the reality for many seniors as they age. Knowing what puts an individual at risk for isolation can help prevent it. How lonely are seniors? Socialization can decrease as we age due to a number of factors, including retirement, lack of mobility, or friends and family members moving away or dying. Being socially isolated means a person has little contact ...

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Why Seniors Need the Flu Shot & Other Vaccines

September 19, 2019

Vaccines aren't just for kids. Adults need protection from serious illnesses, too, especially people over the age of 65. Immunity to certain diseases can wear off over time, and as people get older, they are at an increased risk of contracting flu and other serious infections, like pneumonia. For younger people, these illnesses may be minor setbacks, but for older adults, they could quickly become life-threatening. Older adults need to stay up to date ...

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