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6 Tips to Protect Seniors from COVID-19

  While older adults are not the only ones at risk for the coronavirus, they are at a greater risk for more serious and deadly consequences. Here are 6 tips to protect seniors from COVID-19.   1. Social Distancing Social distancing means avoiding people, nonessential travel,  public transportation, and social gatherings. Staying away from other…

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Stocking up on Medical Supplies and Food

As more cases are reported of the novel coronavirus across the country, a two-week individual quarantine no longer seems far-fetched whether its government-imposed or self-imposed. People over 60 years, as well as those with underlying conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease, are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Those over 80 or 90 years are…

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Comparing the Flu with the New Coronavirus [COVID-19]

  Many people are comparing the flu with the new coronavirus [COVID-19]. Here’s a list of 5 similarities and 5 differences to give you more clarity into the current situation.   Similarities between the Flu and the new Coronavirus   Common symptoms of the flu and the new coronavirus include fever, cough, body aches, and…

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Memoir Writing for Older Adults

Memoir Writing for Older Adults

  When we connect to others on a deep level, we feel “heard” and understood. As a person ages, life can become lonely and connecting to others a more difficult feat. One way to connect to others as an older adult is through a memoir writing class or activity.   Given a piece of paper…

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It’s Time for Cardiac Rehab

  Heart-healthy Recipes. Resistance training exercises. Get a walking partner. Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise per week. These recommendations constantly flash before our eyes persuading us to change our sedentary lifestyle and turn onto a path of health. Despite the fact that cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United…

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Exercise is Critical for Seniors

  Aging presents many challenges to individuals striving to maintain physical fitness due to the natural decline in maximal heart rate, lung function, aerobic capacity, etc.  Joint injuries, arthritis, and fracture risks may prevent older adults from performing regular physical activity. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the loss of…

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Compression Fractures in Elderly Women

One slip on the bathroom tile. Bending down to pick up a shoe. Sliding backward on a sheet of ice. In a split second, each of these scenarios can cause a compression fracture and wreak havoc on a person’s daily life functioning. Unfortunately, compression fractures in elderly women are common.   In fact, forty percent…

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6 Must-Pack Items for Traveling with Alzheimer’s

Mom has Alzheimer’s, but you know she’d love to spend time with the family over the holidays. You’ve carefully planned the travel: you’re traveling less than four hours away, during the hours of the day when she is at her best, and you’ve incorporated lots of down time. Now it’s time to pack. Here are…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation for Heart Failure   

The leading cause of hospitalization in seniors is Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). CHF, also called Chronic Heart Failure, refers to a weakening of the heart that prevents it from pumping blood effectively. CHF must be caught as early as possible. It can be treated with a variety of medications, including beta-blockers, diuretics, and ACE inhibitors.…

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10 Important Foot Care Rules for Diabetics  

The elevated blood sugar levels associated with diabetes mellitus cause a range of complications. Between one-third and one-half of diabetics will develop peripheral neuropathy, nerve damage that usually affects the feet and legs. Diabetics also have reduced circulation, which in combination with peripheral neuropathy means that even minor foot issues can quickly become medical emergencies,…

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