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6 Steps to prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

There are certain events where it’s necessary to be prepared in advance. The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is one of these instances. It runs from October 15 through December 7 each ...

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Tips for seniors to ensure healthy road trips

When thinking about road trips, you might envision college kids heading on adventures, but older adults take road trips, too, according to a recent survey by Cigna. Travel is a top priority ...

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What to look for when visiting an elder in senior housing

So, you and your loved one have taken the plunge. You’ve put in the time and effort to research senior housing options, take tours and compare your thoughts. The big move is ...

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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The Aging Brain: How lower connectivity plays a role

New research shows that brain network in the brain gradually become less interconnected and resistant to disruption as we age. The areas of the brain that function in cognition and focus are ...

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The habit you should start today if you want to be happy in your old age

The first self-aware discovery I made as an adult transitioning out of extended college adolescence was that exercise made me happy. I discovered it accidentally at first, and marveled at the direct, ...

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New study links sugary beverages with increased risk of early death

Drinking sugary beverages increases your chances of dying – especially from heart disease, according to a long-term study of men and women in the US. The recent finding from Harvard researchers was ...

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June is Men’s Health Month: Lifestyle tips for men age 50 and over

What are the top healthy lifestyle guidelines for men age 50 and over? What is a healthy diet for men over age 50 and why is it important? How much and what ...

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Sudden Rapid Heartbeat: Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

A feeling of dread washed over Donnette Smith after she felt her chest jolt with a rapid heartbeat. “Please, God. Not here, not now,” she thought. In the middle of her church ...

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How to know if your parent has dementia

We’ve all forgotten a person’s name, where we put our keys, or whether we locked the front door after we’ve left home. While these things indicate lapses in memory, experiencing them from ...

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Seniors can head off diseases by drinking more water

Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. “So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration,” including urinary ...

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How to reduce health risks by understanding AFib

Oftentimes, seeking to improve your health starts at your core – your heart. One common condition to be aware of is atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that ...

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Don’t die before your time – find your purpose and bring forth new life

As we enter spring, the time of year when all of God’s creation is bringing forth new life, I take pause and ponder, what if one of God’s creations said “No! I ...

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Must-see video: Elderly cheerleaders excite crowd; dancing couple in their 90s can really cut a rug

Dancing is one of those things that we have to give up as we age, right? Not so fast. Groups of older adults have stepped up to show us that cutting a ...

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4 tips to help overcome new challenges in aiding aging parents

It’s not easy getting old, as the saying goes, and it can be even harder to watch your parents age. Helping parents transition into the later years of their lives can be ...

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How one volunteer is helping end a family cycle of Alzheimer’s

Jacqueline Patterson, 66, knew from a young age what Alzheimer’s looked like, but didn’t call it by its name until she started caring for her mother, Ruby, in 2008. “When I took ...

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How to identify and minimize caregiver burden

Most of us have heard of caregiver burnout or are familiar with the trials and tribulations involved with providing care for a loved one. While we may be aware of these unique ...

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Elder Care Plan 101: Set Yourself Up for Success as a Caregiver

How can you set yourself up for success as a caregiver? It helps to have a care plan. A care plan is a tool that professional caregivers and long-term care providers use ...

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Living happier, healthier and longer lives depends on friends and family, says AMAC

Good relationships with family and friends are key components of happy, healthy and longer lives, according to a study that has been ongoing for more than 80 years. The Harvard Study of Adult ...

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6 signs of caregiver burnout

The tasks of caring for an elderly loved one can add up quickly, leaving you exhausted and stressed out. Chances are, if you’ve been a caregiver for more than a few weeks ...

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Taking steps to prevent falls

When you’re young, an injury from a fall may sideline you for a few days or weeks, but a full recovery is usually quick. As you get older, the consequences of falls ...

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4 surprising insights into life with Parkinson’s Disease

Over 1 million Americans live with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and while some symptoms are easier to see, such as tremors, stiffness and slowness of movement, there are a range of harder-to-detect non-movement ...

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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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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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