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Elder Abuse and Neglect

Warning Signs, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Help

 
 

Many elderly adults are abused in their own homes, in relatives’ homes, and even in facilities responsible for their care. If you suspect...

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Memory Loss and Aging

We've all misplaced keys, blanked on an acquaintance's name, or forgotten a phone number. But because memory loss is not an inevitable part of the aging process it's important to distinguish between...

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Staying Active as We Age

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to become inactive. Whatever your current age, you need to focus on staying as active any physically fit as possible. This is critical to your long term health and...

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Important Facts About Arthritis

Arthritis joint pain is caused when the joints are inflamed due to their excessive use or infection. Any part of the body can be affected by arthritis. The condition is most common in adults. It...

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At Any Stage of the Game, Exercise Pays Off!

How Seniors Can Benefit from an Active Lifestyle

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Aging Changes in Immunity

Your immune system helps protect your body from foreign or harmful substances. Examples are bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood or tissues from another person. The immune system makes...

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The Health Screenings You Need at 50+

At what age do you need a colonoscopy? Is an annual pap smear really necessary? The health screening recommendations issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) — an independent panel...

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9 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

1. Sudden Intense Headache

The big worries: If you experience head pain unlike any you've had before, especially if it peaks in seconds to minutes in any part of the head, it could signal a ruptured...

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Cold Weather Tips for Seniors and Preventing Hypothermia

It's getting chilly - and that means higher heating bills and sweaters.  How can you keep your elderly family members warm and safe this season?  And what about hypothermia?  What is it and how can...

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Chair Exercises for Elderly People

Exercise comes in many forms and varieties, including chair exercises. Chair exercises effectively assist elderly individuals to exercise and move without putting undo pressure or strain on their...

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