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Sleep and Seniors

Seniors need the same amount of sleep as everyone 7-9 hours. However, many seniors tend to go to bed earlier and wake up earlier than when they were younger. Reasons Seniors do not Get Enough Sleep Pain Many seniors have chronic medical conditions that leave them with too much pain to fall asleep or to…

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How to Talk to your Loved one who may Have Dementia

Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Dementia A certain amount of temporarily forgetting things is sometimes just a normal part of aging, especially if the senior is stressed out with too much on his/her plate. However, if things progress to the point where the memory loss increases and it is more disruptive and noticeable to family…

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Green Areas Shown to Protect Seniors from Frailty

Seniors who Lived in Green Areas Protected from Frailty A new study From Hong Kong was published February 2, 2018, in JAMDA, the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  Participants in the study were 3240 Chinese seniors who were followed up for two years and results showed that those who lived in an area with…

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New Research on Preventing Fractures and Osteoporosis in Seniors

Hip Fractures and Osteoporosis Hip fractures are one of the most disabling and deadly fractures that seniors can get. They are usually from a fall and the major risk factor in post-menopausal women and senior men over age 60 is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a silent disease that produces no pain or symptoms and…

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Moving your Loved one to Assisted Living or Long-Term Care

There is no doubt that the most difficult decision a family caregiver has to make is when to move their loved one to assisted living or a long-term skilled nursing care facility. Making the decision is often accompanied by feelings of guilt, especially if your loved one is not in favor of such a move.…

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Preparing your Elderly Loved one for Surgery

Surgery can be Life-Saving While surgery and anesthesia pose risks for the elderly, it is estimated that more than half of seniors over age 65 will undergo at least one surgical operation. Surgery can be life-saving and can prolong life when it is successful. Will the Benefits of Surgery Outweigh the Risks? The major question…

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Dangers of Obesity in Seniors

The Obesity Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 41% of US seniors age 60 and over are obese. More than 42% of middle-aged adults age 40-59 years are obese. Obesity has been shown to be a high risk factor for many diseases: Certain kinds of cancers Coronary Heart…

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All about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is the Second most Common Neurodegenerative Disease Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and the most common movement disorder. It is estimated that about a million Americans are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and about 10 million suffer from it worldwide. It is listed as a chronic disease with no…

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