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Self-Defense For Seniors: How to Protect Yourself

Everybody deserves to feel safe and secure in public spaces – especially the elderly. There’s greater need now than in years past for self-defense. While the elderly might not need to use self-defense tips on a regular basis, memorizing them can help provide a sense of confidence when in an unsafe situation. Sometimes, having a strong self-defense foundation – even if you never use it – can alleviate stress. Self-defense knowledge can bring a physical and mental health boost. Similarly, tools like medical alert systems can provide a sense of safety and security against the threat of falling.

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Exploring the Different Types of Medical Alerts

If you believe that you or your loved one could use the added security of a medical alert system for seniors from Alert1, you are not alone. According to the Washington Post, “More than 3 million (mostly senior) consumers own medical-alert devices — panic buttons worn on the wrist, or a pendant.”(1) As the world’s population ages, this number will continue to increase rapidly. Every senior has a different lifestyle. With this comes various needs and special circumstances. As you age in place, you will want to consider what your medical alert button options are and choose the one that best fits your specific needs.

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Memories, Medical Alarms, & Making More Tomorrows Together

When you’re young, you may not appreciate the importance of family. Yet, life is about the memories that you and your family make together. If you or your loved one want to help ensure more tomorrows for your family, an Alert1 medical alert device can help accomplish this goal. An emergency alarm system is a useful tool that can easily put you in contact with an emergency response agent if you fall. The agent can assess the situation and contact whoever you need for help.

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Medical Alert Home Systems

Time keeps on moving no matter where people live, or what their lifestyle looks like. Some may recognize that they are starting to slow down. Others may notice their mothers are not as clear-headed as they once were, or perhaps their fathers are less steady on their feet than when they used to play sports years ago. Once it is concluded an aging individual either needs help or should not be left home alone, it can be difficult to know what to do next.

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What You Should Consider Before Investing in Long-Term Care Insurance

Seniors are increasingly investing in long-term care insurance, known colloquially as LTCI. The popular financial option can benefit those living in assisted living facilities. However, LTCI also benefits seniors who choose to age in place. As we age, most people will come to need help with certain everyday activities. LTCI can provide seniors and their loved ones with essential care and desired peace of mind.

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How Pet Therapy Can Benefit Seniors

When it comes to wellbeing and physical health, social interaction and companionship can go a long way for those aging in place. The past few years have seen a few revolutions in senior therapies, especially when it comes to pets and companions. Seniors may be interested in learning about developments in pet therapy and how the company of a pet can improve your day-to-day life.

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18 Age-Related Changes that Lead to Falls

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “As the population ages, fall rates are expected to increase.” (1) This is because age can impact your mind and body in a variety of ways. Some of these age-related changes impair your ability to think, focus, balance, stay upright, and navigate your world. When these abilities are impaired, it can lead to a fall. It is important to understand what age-related factors may be affecting you. Analyze what factors may be increasing your chances of falling and look for fall prevention strategies to improve your safety while aging in place at home.

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Preparing Your Garden for Fall

When fall comes around, it is time to start preparing your garden for winter. Gardening is a highly beneficial activity for seniors. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “Gardening requires regular and continuous care; therefore, for older adults actively engaged with their home gardens, gardening provides opportunities for increased physical activity, which can prevent osteoporosis, reduce the risk of some cancers, Type 2 diabetes, depression and heart disease.” If you enjoy gardening, there are a variety of tasks you can take care of during the fall to keep your garden healthy. There are also multiple ways you can help keep yourself safe and healthy while you garden.

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Top Tips for Caring for Someone Who Resists Help

According to the AARP, “Nearly one in five [Americans] is providing unpaid care to an adult with health or functional needs.” (1) Taking care of another human is not an easy task, especially when they resist your help. Fortunately, there are ways to make caring for an aging loved one easier. There are also various techniques you can use to deal with the stress that comes with a family member refusing or resisting assistance. The first step in improving the lives of both you and your loved one is to identify their opposition and the reason behind it.

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20 Most Common Reasons for a Fall and How to Prevent Them

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. One out of four older adults will fall each year in the United States, making falls a public health concern, particularly among the aging population.” You can help keep yourself safe with fall prevention interventions. The best way to prevent senior falls is to learn what the most common causes are and then find fall prevention solutions to counteract them.

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