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6 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active

6 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Physically Active as They Age As we age, remaining physically active can become more difficult and exercise seems as though it takes a greater toll on our bodies. In fact, those are precisely the reasons as to why it’s so important for seniors to continue exercising. There are tons of benefits in staying physically…

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Tips to Provide Better In-Home Care

Caregiving at Home Tips for providing in-home care for a loved one Even when their need for specialized care is great, most older people prefer to stay at home. Often adult children and other family members take on the caregiving responsibilities — providing rides, picking up prescriptions and helping out around the house. Eventually, they may even be managing high-tech…

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Top 5 Health Concerns for Seniors

5 Common Health Concerns for Seniors With today’s advancements in technology and healthcare, people can expect to live longer than ever before. The older population is becoming greater than the younger populations. In the U.S. alone, individuals who are 85 years and older make up one of the fastest growing segments of the population. In 2012, there was an estimated…

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Protecting Seniors’ Financial Well-Being

Protecting older adults from fraud and financial exploitation Losing money or possessions to scams, fraud, and exploitation can be especially devastating to older adults, who may be not be able to earn back what they’ve lost. Money Smart for Older Adults Older adults can be attractive targets for financial predators both known and unknown to them. “Money Smart for Older…

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9 Early Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

What Are the Signs of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)? Overview According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects more than 5 million people in the United States. Although it’s known to affect adults 65 years and older, up to 5 percent of those diagnosed have early onset AD. This generally means that the person diagnosed is in their 40s or 50s.…

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Holiday Fun for the Old and the Young

Travel Activities For The Young And Old Together ByValerie M. Grubb, Contributor 04/10/2017 04:59pm EDT | Updated May 11, 2017 The author and her extended family visiting the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia. An 80 year age difference doesn’t stop this clan from exploring the world (although we make different choices in activities). Travel is a great way to spend time…

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Emergency Lifeline Support

How to Choose a Medical Alert System These wearable devices can help you summon assistance in an emergency. Here’s a look at the many options available. PHOTO: MEDICAL GUARDIAN Concerned about falling or needing help with a health problem when you’re alone? Medical alert systems—where the press of a wearable call button puts you in touch with a dispatcher who can…

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Life Change

Once youʼve started to identify any personal barriers to good self-care, you can begin to change your behavior, moving forward one small step at a time. Following are some effective tools for self-care that can start you on your way.

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