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4 balance-enhancing exercises seniors can do at home

Seniors struggle with a variety of problems that can have a negative impact on their mobility. With advancing age, most people experience joint paint due to arthritis and an overall decrease in ...

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Dietary supplements for the elderly come in wide varieties

Dietary supplements used to refer to vitamins and minerals, but today this industry makes and sells products containing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, amino acids, herbs, probiotics or hormones in them. Supplements come ...

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AMAC Urges Seniors to Enter Into a ‘Fitness Protection Program’

Americans are living longer than ever before.  The average lifespan in the U.S. has doubled over the past 100 years.  In 1918, you were lucky if you made it past 40 years ...

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Exercise and fitness as you age: tips to get fit and stay fit

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain your independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Exercise can even reverse ...

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Grief seminar uses Eleanor Roosevelt as example of survival

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Harold Ivan Smith describes Eleanor Roosevelt as a “grief saturated” First Lady having experienced 21 losses in her life. By the time she was 25 she had experienced multiple deaths including an ...

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Fitness After 50: Tips for Healthy Aging

We don’t stop moving because we grow old, we grow old because we stop moving. Many people assume that they’re too out-of-shape, or sick, or tired, or just plain old to exercise, ...

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5 Key Ways to Lose Weight After 50

There’s plenty you can do to take control of your weight as you get older. Whether you’ve battled the bulge for what seems like forever — or just since your last birthday ...

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Getting enough vitamins after 50

If you think of vitamins as the chewable cartoon characters of childhood or overhyped by the supplement industry, you may wonder if they really matter. The answer: Yes, in a big way. Humans ...

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Business offers safer bathing options

When Gary Mehalic was looking for a business to go into, he had only to look at his interest in helping seniors and combine it with his awareness of new options that ...

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A Self-Help Approach to Coping with Caregiver Stress

Caregiving can bring forth an ever-changing kaleidoscope of emotions. These feelings are often bittersweet, and without the proper preparations and assistance, things can quickly skew towards bitter. Left unchecked, many of these ...

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When someone you love is sick: ministering to the chronically ill

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Christians get high marks when it comes to ministering in crises. But when it comes to meeting the long-term needs of the chronically ill, most say they feel they’ve failed. Sure, their ...

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Signs That It’s Time for a Senior to Move to Assisted Living

Few people are keen on moving from their homes to senior living communities. However, in some cases, this move is the best option for keeping an aging loved one safe and mentally ...

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The Importance of the Home Health Aide

When children and families are away and seniors are alone, home health care agencies provide valuable services, such as helping seniors stay safe and assisting them to complete their daily tasks and ...

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Amy Grant shares her story as caregiver for aging parents

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Last week Amy Grant again found herself facing what many face–losing a parent for whom you were a caregiver. Dr. Burton Grant died Saturday at the age of 86 after an extended ...

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What’s the Difference Between Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Doctors?

Doctors are in increasingly short supply these days, so it’s not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) than their actual MD. This trend ...

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