Healthy Aging

Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications

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Ring Up Your Phone for Your Medications As we get older, we have to take more medications at the same time we have less memory. Fortunately, the miracle of technology has a solution for that in the form of “apps”—applications for smartphones. Apps are available for “medication adherence”—making sure you take the right medication in […]

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Hospitals Strive to Make Patients More Comfortable

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Hospitals Strive to Make Patients More Comfortable Even if you’ve managed to avoid hospitals for most of your life, as you age chances increase that you’ll require a hospital stay. You may dread hospitals because you either know firsthand or have heard how unpleasant the experience can be. Popular stories often revolve around acquiring infections […]

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Guarding Against Common Hospital Errors

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Guarding Against Common Hospital Errors Hospital patients potentially face an assortment of medical complications, but you can be proactive and guard against problems. Before your hospital visit, write down your medications, the dosage for each and when and why you take them. Also list the dates and reasons for all previous surgeries/procedures. Most important, don’t […]

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April is National Donate Life Month

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In conjunction with NHDD, the entire month of April is National Donate Life Month. According to the OrganDonor.Gov website, National Donate Life Month was established in 2003 so that every day in April “people across the U.S. can make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming […]

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Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents

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Storing and Sharing Your Advance Directive Documents Just as important as creating an Advance Directive is making sure that other people know that you have them and know where they are located. According to the National Institute on Aging, there are key people who should be told that you have an advance directive and given […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities with Seniors

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities with Seniors Many Americans—not just those with Irish roots—celebrate and attend parties on St. Patrick’s Day. Senior citizens might still like to participate in themed events, but health and mobility issues can get in the way with traditional activities like pub crawls. Use St. Patrick’s Day-themed activities to encourage senior citizens […]

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community?

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Why Do Some Move to a Senior Community? It is said that “there’s no place like home!”    For many seniors, remaining in their home is of utmost importance.  Fortunately, there are numerous resources available to help make that goal a reality.  Why then, do some seniors make the decision to move to a senior community? […]

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Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy

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Foods to Keep The Heart Healthy (From Seniorstrong.com) Keeping the heart healthy is essential for seniors, especially as they begin to retirement plan. Participating in regular exercise is key to keeping the blood flowing and improving motor skills, but researchers have found that diet may be more important than activity when it comes to the […]

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Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather

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Avoid Slips and Falls in Bad Weather January 7, 2015 by Valerie Michel Buck (National Care Planning Council) Cold weather can bring more than just a white Christmas. It also brings a number of hazards which can cause slips and falls. Here are some ways to avoid slips and falls. Footwear Wearing proper footwear is […]

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life

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Losing Weight Can Save Your Life (Senior Spirit Newsletter, December 2014) As almost every older adult knows, it’s hard to keep the weight off. As we age, we lose lean body mass, which lowers our metabolism; so we need to eat less while being careful to maintain enough nutrients to stay healthy. For older folks, […]

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