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What every family needs to know about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease

Debbie, 63, and Doug Chambers, 72, had always been a social couple, enjoying travel, dinners with friends and going to the movies. But their active lifestyle began to change in 2016 when ...

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19 suggestions for loving your neighbor

loving your neighbor

Many Christians are seeking the proper balance between staying safe and helping their neighbors. The National Christian Foundation offers 19 ideas for loving your neighbor during the pandemic. Shop locally: Call local businesses ...

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Missouri establishes hotline for residents with coronavirus questions

missouri coronavirus

News about coronavirus is changing on a daily basis. Missouri residents now have a convenient source to find the latest information and find answers to their questions. The Missouri Department of Health ...

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Helping vs. enabling: how to strike a balance while caregiving

caregiving

Most family caregivers want what is best for their loved ones, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen while caregiving. Unfortunately, discerning what’s best for a senior is often ...

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10 common misconceptions about aging

aging

An old adage is again proving true about aging: What we think will happen, happens. Essentially, as we age, we become what we think we will become. This is the thesis that ...

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How a career helping others can make you happier

caregiver career

There’s no doubt about it — what you do each day for work or career can make a huge impact on your overall well-being. According to a Society for Human Resource Management ...

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Coping with caregiver anger

There are countless emotions involved in caring for an aging loved one, but difficult feelings like anger, frustration and resentment are a few that family caregivers often struggle with. Each person experiences ...

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Creating a Bucket List: tips for seniors and family caregivers

The Bucket List, a 2007 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, helped contemporize the old expression “kick the bucket,” a common slang phrase for dying. Now, people of all ages often ...

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The 10 warning signs you need to know

Recognizing and taking steps to address the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be extremely challenging – especially in the early stages. It’s easy and common to dismiss cognitive changes ...

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Can chiropractic care benefit us as we age?

For decades, chiropractic care has proven to be one of the safest and most natural forms of healthcare out there. With dramatic results and minimal side effects, many individuals, of all ages, ...

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5 questions to ask when planning for long-term care

You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning ...

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What do Blue Zones and successful families have in common?

families

We hear often of the breakdown of families. What about the rebuilding? Recently I’ve been reading a book by Dan Buettner called The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the ...

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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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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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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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Why God? Why?

I was recently visiting with some high school seniors and asked them what their classmates thought about God.  “They’re sometimes confused,” they said.  I asked them to explain. “They see bad things ...

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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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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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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 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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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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