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Age Out Loud

Age Out Loud

Compared to 1963, the way Americans are aging has changed dramatically. We live longer, we work longer, and there are more options for retirement and aging in place that did not exist fifty years ago. However, living and working longer creates greater health and financial concerns for many senior citizens…

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UV Safety

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July is the perfect month to talk about sun and UV safety. The sun is bright and the temperatures hot, and many people spend a lot more time outside during the summer than at other times of the year. If you aren’t prepared properly for sun safety, you can cause…

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Common Causes of Stress for Seniors

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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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March is National Kidney Month. Are Your Kidneys Healthy?

March is National Kidney Month. Image credit: Health & Wellmobile

Your kidneys are responsible for filtering your blood. These vital organs clean 200 liters of blood a day. They also regulate blood pressure and help make red blood cells. Malfunctioning kidneys can cause serious health complications, including buildup of waste and extra water in the body. According to the National…

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Mental Agility for Seniors

Seniors engaging in aerobics, not only to stay physical active, but mentally as well. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Seniors often struggle with mental tasks such as multitasking, clear thinking, and planning. These are complex skills that require an agile mind in order to function properly. Brain games have long been a popular suggestion for seniors to use to keep their minds sharp and agile. But among all the…

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AMD and Low-Vision Tips

Vision

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects roughly 37 percent of people over the age of 75. Loss of vision and its related problems has serious consequences as people age, and could have a major impact on a person’s independence, overall health, and confidence. Some indicators of AMD include a blind spot…

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February is American Heart Month

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American Heart Month has taken place since 1964, when it was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson. More than 40 percent of Americans have high blood pressure, which is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States,…

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Using Technology to Age in Place

Though many seniors are technology savvy, many may be skeptical about the latest devices. But when a senior wants to age in place instead of leaving home, technology can be a lifesaver. Here are some technology options and products designed to help seniors. Engage with Others Technology offers many options…

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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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10 Tips for Reducing Stress

Stress may be a fact of life, but you don’t have to let it build until it causes a serious health problem. Here are 10 ways you can reduce stress, whether it results from your job, from caregiving, or from anything that may be weighing you down: Change your thinking.…

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