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Senior-Friendly Advice for Diabetes Patients

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common health conditions among seniors. According to the American Diabetes Association, it affects about 10.9 million adults over 65 -- almost 27% of adults in this age group.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a beloved Baptist minister and social activist. His name became synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States because of the influential speaking, writing, and peaceful protesting he did in the mid-1950’s. Dr. King is well known for the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, and his “I Have a Dream” address. At the age of 35, he was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In spite of being subjected to personal abuse and violence, Martin Luther King, Jr. persevered; he not only became the symbolic leader of American blacks, but he became a world figure. His life was tragically cut short in 1968, when he was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room. (Sources cited: here and here)

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Alternative Medicine Treatments for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

“Complementary medicine” refers to the use of CAM together with conventional medicine, such as using acupuncture in addition to usual care to help lesson pain. “Alternative medicine” refers to the use of CAM in place of conventional medicine.

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Finding a Senior Caregiver Support Group

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

If you are a family caregiver, you may find yourself dealing with stress that your friends and family cannot relate to. Many caregivers find that talking to someone who can empathize with their feelings and relate to their experiences is a powerful coping mechanism.

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Seniors in the Winter Months

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

As most people can attest, the colder months come with a number of additional challenges. If you are a family caregiver, preparing your loved ones for the impending change in seasons is crucial. Check out these winter safety tips.

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Checking in with Loved Ones over the Holidays

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

The holidays offer a good chance to check up on the older adults in your life and make sure they are still well and healthy.

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Diabetes Prevention and Help for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

According to the American Diabetes Association, approximately eight percent of all Americans live with diabetes and approximately one-third of those people may not even realize they have the disease.

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Seniors at Risk for the Flu

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

As most people know, as you age, your immune system weakens, and seasonal flu can become a very dangerous virus.

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How Seniors Can "Winter Proof" Their Homes

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Take the autumn months to get ready for winter and “winter proof” your home. Simple steps now can save you lots of time and hassle in the winter months

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Senior Living Options & Costs

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

As seniors age, they will need help with daily tasks. Helping them make appropriate decisions about their living arrangements is critical to staying healthy and safe.

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