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7 Self-Defense Tips for Seniors

12/27/2020

Older adults are often perceived as easy targets for criminals. They move more slowly and can appear weak and less nimble - all of which are signs to criminals that they can be overpowered. In fact, a U.S. Department of Justice report noted that 93% of all crimes are ...

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Is it Time to Consider Utilizing an In-Home Lab Service?

12/13/2020

As an RN (Registered Nurse), who currently uses telephonic calls to check on elderly clients daily, I have stumbled upon something extremely concerning lately. Unfortunately, many older adults have cancelled appointments and fallen behind on recommended blood testing ...

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The 6 Most Common Vision Problems Within Seniors

12/02/2020

Eye problems and disorders are common in the elderly population. The key is to detect them early. Regular eye exams will help detect vision problems before they become serious. Here is a list of 6 common age-related eye problems that can affect people at various stages ...

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The 5 Most Common Balance Problems in Older Adults

11/18/2020

When you're younger, good balance is mostly a matter of keeping your core muscles strong, and maybe feeling lucky you didn't inherit the family gene for clumsiness.

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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

11/08/2020

Most often, a gradual decrease in appetite is considered a normal part of the aging process. Seniors have lower energy levels and often partake in less physical activity, which means they generally need less calories than a younger person. However, if your elderly ...

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Medications That are Used to Treat Alzheimer's and How They Work

11/04/2020

  There are severe changes that occur in the brain due to Alzheimer’s disease. There are two key proteins in the brain that become affected with Alzheimer's disease. There are amyloid proteins, which form in the brain between neurons normally. With Alzheimer's disease, ...

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A New Approach to Caring for Fractures in Older Adults

10/31/2020

Most Americans might be surprised to learn that falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in the U.S. Also, according to the CDC, one of the most serious fall injuries is a broken hip, with more than 95 percent of hip fractures ...

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The Top 5 Things to Know About Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

10/21/2020

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Things To Consider as a Family Caregiver

10/18/2020

Becoming a nurse, and more importantly, a caregiver, isn’t something I just fell into. I wanted to take care of people. There is a special kind of heart one must have to be a caregiver. I’ve spent 32 years as a nurse. During this time, I have taken care of a numerous ...

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Coping with a Dying Family Member

10/13/2020

Sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying when you are dealing with a loved one who is confused or dying. Being an adult and watching my father live out his last days on hospice is truly a challenge, but one I accept whole-heartedly and without any remorse. ...

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