Healthy Aging

Depression in the Elderly

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Depression can occur in the elderly, but it is not a normal part of aging. While most people experience periods of sadness at times, depression is a treatable medical condition. Prevalence of depression among older adults According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depression affects about 1%-5% of the general elderly population, 13.5% […]

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Key Services Medicare Doesn’t Cover

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Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 and begin Medicare coverage. At last, they have health care coverage for life! But what many don’t realize is the array of services they’ll still have to pay for on their own. Despite all the things Medicare covers, it is not a head-to-toe plan. The average couple who retires […]

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Easy Ways For Seniors to Exercise Their Brain

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As we age, we tend to become more conscious of our health. Some seniors, however, may forget that their brain also needs conditioning to maintain their overall wellness. There is a common misconception that seniors lose a significant amount of neurons, making their acquisition of data more difficult. But this was refuted in a study […]

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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

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The risk of hearing loss for an older American is 10 to 20 times greater than the risk of heart disease, and 100 times higher than the risk of getting cancer. Of 30 million Americans who have hearing loss, a mere 20 percent get hearing aids. Hearing devices aren’t covered by Medicare or most insurance, […]

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Best Gadgets for Older Adults

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We found low and high technology products that users swear by, whether for convenience or because they’ve completely altered the way an older adult lives. Tech products for seniors abound, but how do you find the best for your needs? Figuring out how they work and what they really cost can be a tedious process, […]

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Fight Dementia With Your Fork

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The MIND diet can drastically lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, among other conditions. Here’s what the lead researcher suggests regarding MIND and foods thought to be “good for you.” A Mediterranean-inspired diet was recently proven to dramatically lower the risk of dementia in older adults. But just because it originated in Italy doesn’t mean […]

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Cannabidiol (CBD) Hemp Oil for Arthritis Pain

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Older Americans, disappointed in the lack of effective treatment for their painful joints, are turning to legal hemp oil for relief. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million Americans. Doctors usually prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat the disease. But common side effects include swollen […]

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When Does “Old Age” Start? Depends On Your Age

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A new study of more than half a million Americans shows just how skewed views of aging can be—particularly among young people—and how these views change over time. The findings come as people are living longer than ever; life expectancy in the US was about 79 years in 2015—up nearly nine years from 1965. But […]

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Alternative Approaches to Arthritis Treatment

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Alternative Approaches to Arthritis Treatment More older adults are turning to so-called alternative therapies to treat arthritis pain. “Osteoarthritis is one of the most frustrating problems rheumatologists have to deal with,” says Nathan Wei, M.D., a board-certified rheumatologist and clinical director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, MD. “While we have symptomatic therapies that […]

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Researchers Find That If You Think You’re Old, You’ll Age Faster

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Researchers Find That If You Think You’re Old, You’ll Age Faster Your attitude towards something can directly affect the outcome. This is known as the self-fulfilling prophecy, where you unknowingly cause an event or outcome to come true simply by expecting or believing that it will happen. If you think you are old, chances are you will […]

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