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Senior Health Spotlight: The Benefits of Walking

Walking is a great way for seniors to get exercise, work on mobility, and socialize. Seniors who regularly walk report physical, mental, and emotional benefits. The low-impact exercise improves heart health, lowers blood sugar, reduces pain, promotes social engagement, and boosts mental health. And walking helps you increase balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength—which decreases your risk of falling.

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Everything Seniors Need to Know About Statins

Statins are an extremely common medication amongst older adults, but there are many well-known side effects. Statins are primarily prescribed to manage high cholesterol. Seniors who take statins may be concerned about the risks.

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Common Senior Health Conditions Easily Detected Through an Eye Exam

Many Americans have put off routine health screenings because of the pandemic. Eye exams are a critical yet often overlooked healthcare check for seniors. Eye exams are not just for detecting issues with eye health – they can also signal greater wellness issues to your doctor. Your eye health is an indicator of your overall health and an important part of your lifestyle

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20 Ways to Make a Home More Dementia-Friendly

When your loved one develops dementia, they can become confused and disoriented. Your main concern as a caregiver for an elderly loved one is keeping them safe. One way to help is by using fall prevention strategies for seniors. Here are 20 areas of the home you can modify to make their environment safer.

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Retirement Strategies: Financial Security Do’s and Don’ts for Seniors

A good way to learn to manage your finances is by being aware of the do's and don'ts of retirement planning. These financial tips for seniors can help you manage your money as well as help you protect your assets, ensuring a successful retirement.

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Senior Safety: How to Reduce Falls & Choose an Alert System

Falls are a big threat to seniors’ health and well-being. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 25% of seniors fall each year. Falls impact mental and physical health and sometimes result in extreme injury. However, using some easy prevention methods, seniors can reduce their risk of falling.

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Is Aging in Place the Right Solution for You?

Figuring out your long-term care plan depends largely on where you choose to live. Aging in place offers seniors the chance to retain independence by remaining in their own homes. When creating your own long term care plan, you will face a series of decisions. Choosing where to live as you get older might feel like a difficult choice. This article will explore the concept of aging in place.

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Helping a Parent Cope with the Loss of a Spouse

The loss of a spouse can trigger intense grief for the surviving partner. Even though you may now be facing big decisions regarding your parent’s care, you are probably still dealing with your own grief and the weight of your loss. The coping mechanisms outlined in this article might help both you and your grieving parent.

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Why It’s Important to Maintain a Healthy Weight as a Senior

While it may be challenging, seniors should make an effort to maintain a healthy weight. Sustaining your ideal weight range can lower the risk of several diseases, including high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight can also lower your chances of getting certain cancers.

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5 Must-Haves Seniors Should Keep in their Medicine Cabinets

Having a well-stocked medicine cabinet ensures you have the treatments you need at any time. Over-the-counter medications can greatly help in the case of emergencies. Take an inventory of your medicine cabinet and make sure you have these 5 essential medicines available and unexpired.

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