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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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Diabetes: Don’t Let It Steal the Joy of Food!

12/20/2020

Most humans would agree that they enjoy food. Social events or intimate gatherings usually include food in some form or fashion… tailgate parties… business meetings… dates… bridal showers… the list goes on and on. Yet, when one receives the unwelcomed news that they ...

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

10/21/2020

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7 Signs of Anemia in Older Adults

09/20/2020

Anemia is a condition is which our blood doesn't contain enough healthy red blood cells. This leads to our organs getting reduced amounts of oxygen. If left untreated, anemia can cause many health problems such as severe fatigue, heart problems and even death. ...

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A Heart-Healthy Diet for Seniors: They Want Me to Eat What?

09/06/2020

How many of you have been to the doctor or discharged from the hospital with the recommendation to follow a heart healthy diet? You are not alone! Heart disease affects millions of people in the United States alone, and is the leading cause of death in seniors.

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Healthy Eating For One

08/02/2020

Eating healthy can be hard to do, especially when eating alone! The senior population may encounter this barrier more often than others due to their increasing age and life changes. Some seniors may lean towards a frozen, pre-prepared meal because it is quick and easy. ...

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Where's the Beef?

05/20/2020

Many of us remember the phrase, "Where's the beef?"  from Wendy's Hamburger commercials.  Recently we have been hearing this phrase again amid the rumors of meat shortages due to COVID-19. Don't panic! Not only can meatless meals be healthier for seniors, they can be ...

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6 Considerations for the “New Normal”

05/17/2020

Growing up in the mid-1950’s through mid-1970’s, I remember my Mom meticulously washing, drying, folding, and ironing my Dad’s cloth handkerchiefs. He always carried one in his back pocket. I believe that fell in line with his Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared."

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From a Nurse's Mind: Watching Your Mother Age

05/10/2020

Nurses are strange creatures, we truly are. We have been taught to start assessing situations from the moment we meet you or your loved one. That being said, one of the hardest things we deal with is when it comes to our own aging mothers.

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