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Getting Through the Holiday Season for Seniors

  The holiday season is stressful for many people – young adults, parents, family. It can also be a tough time of year for grandparents and other senior citizens. Even for folks looking forward to the memories that will be

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Getting a Good Night’s Rest (for the Over 50 Crowd)

It’s common knowledge that as we age, there’s always an increase in personal health and medical issues. One such issue that can, in fact, lead to other problems is a lack of sleep. For many people over fifty, sleep becomes

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Worried About Alzheimer’s? Look for These Signs

  Alzheimer’s Disease is an insidious disease that can hurt not just the person afflicted but also friends and family who are impacted as the disease progresses.  Although there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s, it is still possible

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How Seniors Can Most Benefit from Their Annual Doctor Visit

In 2011, as part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Part B recipients were guaranteed a physical exam every year.  The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is meant to help senior citizens maintain their quality of life and look at

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The Benefits of Becoming a Lifelong Learner

  Many people believe that once they leave school with a degree or diploma, they are finished with learning.  But many people, however, are realizing that this just isn’t realistic. Even if you don’t take into account learning about all of

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The Keys to Aging with Grace and Dignity

  Comedian George Carlin once famously said that he wasn’t getting old, but instead, he was getting “older” because it sounded like it lasted longer.  But getting older isn’t something that you have to fear.  In fact, by taking the

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Advocates for the Elderly: Why Hospitals Need People to Step Up

  Anybody who has ever had to deal with a traumatic or stressful health care situation will tell you that the physical aspect of the crisis is just a portion of the total problem.  These situations also take a mental

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Food For the Brain: Keeping Alzheimer’s at Bay

  Thanks to advice from our doctors, most of us know that avoiding some foods and eating others can help ward off diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. New research shows that we can also use our diet to avoid or

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Thinking About Long-Term Care?

Long-term care encompasses a broad and complex spectrum of medical and social services for frail and elderly Americans, or persons with disabilities. These services range from routine assistance with daily living (e.g., bathing, eating, and mobility) to a variety of

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Senior Citizen Abuse and How to Report It

Over recent years, the term “Elder Abuse” has increasingly become a more familiar phrase to hear in regards to our elderly loved ones. It is a very sad and disheartening reality that some seniors face later in life. It is

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