Senior Care

Preventing the Deadliest Diseases is Easier Than You Think

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Simply adding fiber to your diet can conquer several of the most common, and serious, diseases. Do you love carbohydrates, but thought they weren’t good for you? Think again. Fiber is a type of carb that your body can’t digest, and a review of recent studies show it plays an important role in fighting disease. […]

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Three Things Make Older Adults Feel In Control

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Clues for improved physical, mental and emotional health are found in new research. A new study has identified three factors that are crucial to older adults’ best health outcomes. Psychology researchers found that sleep, mood and stress are critical components to older adults having a feeling of control over their lives, and this sense of […]

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How to Help Protect Older Adults from Telephone and Internet Scams

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Financial fraud targeting older Americans is a growing epidemic that costs seniors an estimated $2.9 billion annually according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). This estimate is likely low as often seniors do not report fraud because they are too ashamed to admit they have been scammed, may not even know that they are victims, […]

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Top 10 Health Concerns of Older Adults

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Seniors want to maintain their independence, security, and productivity as they age, yet more than three-quarters of adults over 65 are managing at least two chronic diseases, according to the National Council on Aging. Check out the council’s healthy living site for information on managing chronic diseases, fall prevention, and healthful living. Find more resources […]

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What’s the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

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Medicare and Medicaid are federal U.S. government-sponsored programs designed to help cover healthcare costs for American citizens. Established in 1965 and funded by taxpayers, these two programs have similar-sounding names, which can trigger confusion about how they work and the coverage they provide. This full articleprovides insight and clarity on these important programs.  Below is a summary of […]

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New Cholesterol Recommendations Focus on Personalized Care

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New cholesterol recommendations from the American Heart Association, backed by the American College of Cardiology, support the treatment of older patients with high cholesterol who have previously been left untreated.

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How to Help a New Widow

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Whether she is a neighbor, friend, family member or client, a new widow is going through an emotional upheaval that many of us don’t know how to react to, so we may do nothing at all. Here are 10 things that widows say they would find comforting. Send a card. Death may leave us without […]

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Can Pumping Iron Extend Your Life?

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Several recent studies point to the same conclusion: Weight training can help you live longer. Maybe you were a weightlifter, way back when. Or you used to do pushups and sit-ups … but that was a long time ago. Now, you keep fit with a daily walk or bike ride. That’s enough, right? Fitness professionals […]

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Finding Happiness During the Holidays: A Guide For Older Adults

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“Happiness is not ready made. It comes from our actions.” This quote from the Dalai Lama holds particular meaning for me during the holidays. While the holiday season is a time of celebration, family reunions, and childlike wonder, many of us are not immune to sadness – particularly as we age. We may have lost […]

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Discover Great Ideas for Gifts Older Adults Will Love

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By Susan Ayers Walker To make your shopping a little easier this holiday season, we’ve put together a list of fun and practical items for older adults. Grandparent Talk uses a deck of question cards to stimulate social interaction and spontaneous discussion between grandparents and the youngsters who don’t necessarily recognize the store of knowledge their […]

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