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Brain-Healthy Activities that Can Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

About 20% of seniors will experience some form of mild cognitive impairment. For many, cognitive impairment can significantly change day-to-day activities, influencing decision making, reasoning, and memory. Sometimes, mild cognitive impairment develops into dementia, a category that can include Alzheimer’s disease. You or your loved ones can create brain-healthy lifestyles that include tools that increase cognitive activity.

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The Financial Perks of Being a Senior

Ready to save some money? We’ve compiled a list of several money-saving opportunities for seniors, including municipal senior services, tax deductions, senior discounts, investment discounts, travel discounts, more affordable health insurance, free college, and more.

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Study Concludes Seniors Can Reduce the Risk of Heart Failure by 50%

While older adults aged 55+ have a one-in-three chance of developing heart failure in their lifetimes, a study from Tufts University in Boston found seniors 55 and older can reduce their risk of heart failure by 50% by implementing changes centered around increased activity and a balanced diet.

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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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