Healthy Aging

Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors

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Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors Many people know that flu shots are recommended for seniors but there are other immunizations that are also recommended.  Here’s a breakdown of what vaccines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for adults 50 and older, and how they’re covered by Medicare. Influenza (flu): You know seasonal flu shots […]

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Keys to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe

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Keys to Keeping Senior Drivers Safe Driving is one of the most sensitive of senior issues. But there’s good news and support for older adults who want to extend their days behind the wheel.A report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety may help your peace of mind. Auto crash deaths among drivers 70 and […]

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Dehydration: A Hidden Risk to the Elderly

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Dehydration: A Hidden Risk to the Elderly If dehydration is not identified and treated, the consequences to health are significant, including reduced or even loss of consciousness, rapid but weak pulse, and lowered blood pressure. If rehydration is not started, the situation can become life-threatening. It’s important for caregivers of the elderly to be more […]

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Recommending Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia

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Recommending Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect millions of people each year. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is difficult but you will feel less alone […]

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Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors

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Four Vaccines Urged for Seniors  Today, vaccines have curbed the development of many diseases that were once considered fatal, especially in older adults. While some vaccines have side effects, health experts say that the benefits typically outweigh the possible complications of certain illnesses in seniors. Except for people with certain health problems, such as cardiovascular […]

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Safety Tips for Seniors

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Safety Tips for Seniors Don’t be shy about asking your doctor or pharmacist about your medications! When the doctor prescribes medication for you When you see your doctor and receive a new medication, ask your doctor to print the name of the new medication on the prescription slip. If you cannot read the prescription drug […]

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To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors

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To Your Health! Food Safety for Seniors Seniors have a lifetime of experience shopping, preparing and eating food. And fortunately, Americans enjoy one of the safest most healthful food supplies in the world. But a lot has changed over your lifetime–from the way food is produced and distributed, to the way it is prepared and […]

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Warning Signs of a Stroke

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Learn the many warning signs of a stroke. Act FAST and CALL 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY at any sign of a stroke. Use FAST to remember the warning signs:  F  FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?  A  ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?  S […]

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How Older Adults’ Nutritional Needs Change Over Time

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How Older Adults’ Nutritional Needs Change Over Time By Brad Prescott, Caring.com senior editor With the average American having a life expectancy of 78 years of age, we’re living longer than ever before. But are older Americans following the right diet to help ensure they live healthier lives into their golden years? Angela Lemond is a […]

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Common Vitamin Deficiencies in Seniors

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Common Vitamin Deficiencies in Seniors written by Valerie Michel Buck It’s a common fact that most Americans do not eat a well balance diet and that fact is ever more widespread in seniors. Mild vitamin deficiencies are common amongst seniors and can cause Anemia, cognitive impairment, and increased propensity for developing infections, and poor wound healing […]

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