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Aging & Senior Health
Diabetes and Seniors
There is an alarming number of Americans living with diabetes. Nearly 10% of the population in the United States has some form of the disease, including 12 million adults 65 and over. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 and the number of...
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Fitness Trackers for Seniors
Fitness trackers are a great way to help seniors stay healthy and active. Giving users a comprehensive look at daily fitness goals, while also tracking sleep patterns and more, fitness trackers can play a huge role in aging well. Learn more about the benefits of fitness trackers for seniors and the best ways to use...
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Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes family vacations, outdoor barbecues, long days at the pool, and a lot more time outside in the sun. It’s a time to celebrate being with friends and family, but it’s also important to remember that summer brings unique challenges and dangers to seniors. From extreme heat to...
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Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors
The companionship of a pet can be an invaluable tool bringing purpose and engagement for people of all ages, and especially for seniors. Spending time with a pet is a powerful way to combat loneliness and isolation, bringing comfort and companionship while reducing stress and promoting overall health and wellness. Learn more about pet therapy...
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healthy-eating-during-holidays
The holidays are a time for celebrating and with celebration comes indulgence. From stretching budgets to stretching waistlines, there’s no doubt that the holidays can be challenging to the healthy habits we try to keep the rest of the year. In fact, nearly 75% of annual weight gain takes place between Halloween and New Years....
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depression-in-seniors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly 7 million Americans over the age of 65 experience depression each year. Because many of the signs and symptoms of depression mimic normal age-related issues, seniors are at risk of misdiagnosis and lack of treatment of dementia. Symptoms can also be confused with chronic...
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15-ways-to-practice-gratitude
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie While we strive to be thankful year round, Thanksgiving is a special time of year that is set aside to reflect on our lives in gratitude. More than just making you happier, being grateful is essential...
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seniors-lose-weight
Dropping unnecessary pounds is usually a good thing, especially for seniors carrying excess weight. However, seniors are at a high risk for involuntary weight loss. While 13% of the general population experiences unintentional weight loss, nearly 27% of seniors over the age of 65 drop weight involuntarily. Unintentional weight loss can be a sign of...
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flu-vs-norovirus
Norovirus and influenza are two terms often used interchangeably to both mean the common flu. Because influenza results in a weakened immune system, many people experience other viruses, like the norovirus, while having influenza. This causes people to associate gastrointestinal issues with the flu, but the two viruses are different. Here’s what you need to...
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