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Zinc May Reduce Fall Risk for Seniors with Abnormal Blood Pressure

Abnormal blood pressure is extremely common among seniors, and it can lead to poor health outcomes over time. Importantly, this common condition can lead to an increased risk of falling — something that many seniors and their loved ones may not know. But a new study has found that zinc may help to regulate blood pressure.

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Button Alarm Systems are Useful for Those with Foot and Ankle Problems

Foot and ankle injuries particularly affect older adults. These types of injuries can put seniors at an increased risk for falls. They may also result in worse fall-related outcomes. Pain can impair one’s balance and mobility. As a result, this can become a risk factor for falls.

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New Research Finds Critical Vitamin K Deficiencies in Older Adults

Vitamins play a crucial role in our overall health, regardless of age. New research from Tufts University has found that many older Americans do not get enough Vitamin K, which could lead to unhealthy outcomes, like malnutrition. Seniors suffering from malnutrition may have a weakened immune system, muscle weakness, or decreased bone mass.

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Tai Chi Benefits Seniors as Exercise and Fall Prevention Strategy

The movements and techniques of Tai Chi are very gentle, making it a great form of exercise for aging adults. Not only does Tai Chi promote general well-being, but the practice also targets balance and mindfulness. These benefits have been found to be directly linked to reducing fall occurrence in seniors as well as boosting confidence.

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10 Great Ways for Seniors to Save Money

Documenting expenses through a budget reveals where you spend your money each month. A 2020 survey of 1,500 American adults showed that 65% of those surveyed did not know how much money they spent in the last month. The survey also found people wished they spent less money in the prior month.

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Key Strategies to Lose Weight as an Older Adult

Managing a healthy weight can be challenging for older adults. As you age, your body’s metabolism slows, and you lose muscle tone due to reduced activity. While some fluctuation in weight is normal, gaining too much can cause problems for seniors. Obesity makes common conditions like abnormal blood pressure, poor circulation, and cardiovascular health that much more concerning for aging adults. Additionally, older adults with obesity have a higher risk of falling and may experience worse fall outcomes.

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Common Medications for Seniors are Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

A new study found that a certain type of medication can increase an ageing person’s chance of developing dementia by nearly 50%. You may be wondering if any of the medications you or your loved ones take are among those included in the study. We will review the study and explain how certain types of medicine impact the brain.

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Fall-Related Injuries Increased During the Pandemic: Medical Alert Systems Provide Fast Help in Isolation

Falling is a major health concern as we age. In fact, many older adults cite heightened fall risk as a primary reason for exploring Alert1 medical alert systems. Age and certain conditions can contribute to these potential accidents, but freshly published data has revealed a startling finding: the percentage of seniors who experienced falls increased during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Loneliness and Isolation Can Increase Falling in Senior Citizen Population

The effects of loneliness and social isolation are more far-reaching than the average person might assume. A study published in December 2020 from the University College of London has found that loneliness and social isolation are associated with higher rates of falling in the senior population. A Pew Research Center study revealed that older adults in the U.S. are more likely to live alone than anywhere else in the world. If this is concerning to you or your loved ones, we have strategies to manage this crisis amongst our elderly population.

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Abnormal Blood Pressure Linked to Increased Fall Risks

While low blood pressure may be expected to cause falling among seniors, recent studies indicate that any abnormal blood pressure increases the risk of falling. New research draws a strong connection between high blood pressure, frailty, and falls in both frequency and outcome.

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