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Common Causes of Stress for Seniors

Stress in seniors; From Position for Certainty, 4certainty.com

According to the American Institute of Stress, 60 percent of all human illnesses and disease are caused by stress. In addition, 1 in 5 Americans experience extreme stress, which means these folks may experience heart palpitations, depression, and shaking as a result of the stress. What causes stress? For many,…

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Parkinson’s Awareness Month

National Parkinson's Foundation

Roughly one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s, which is second to Alzheimer’s as the most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world. According to the Parkinson Foundation, Parkinson’s is a progressive disease that causes a gradual loss of the nerve cells in the brain that produce a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine…

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Six Tips to Stay Mentally Sharp as You Age

We may all getting be getting older, but losing brain function is not inevitable. Just as exercising a muscle can keep it strong, exercising the brain can help create new brain cells and build new neural pathways. Here are six tips to help improve brain function and stay mentally sharp:…

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Loneliness Can Affect the Health of Seniors

If you’re older and lonely, your mental faculties may decline at a quicker rate. That’s the conclusion from new research presented recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2015 in Washington, D.C. In their study, researchers said they discovered that loneliness can be a key predictor of the rapid progression…

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