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Self-Care for Caregivers: Tips for Preventing Burnout

When you are caregiving for seniors, whether a professional caregiver or one who has chosen that role to take care of a family member, you’re at risk of burnout. Read more about the signs and symptoms, as well as tips to prevent caregiver burnout.

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How to Best Protect Yourself as the Pandemic Continues

Across the United States, the rules for protection against COVID-19 are loosening for healthy adults, especially those who are vaccinated. But that doesn’t mean that the dangers are gone. According to Johns Hopkins, adults 60 or older are more likely to have more severe coronavirus infections than any other age group – and this is especially true if a person has a pre-existing condition, such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes. Learn how to protect yourself as the pandemic continues.

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Why You Should Check Your Blood Pressure NOW

Abnormal blood pressure is among the most common conditions senior adults experience. It is also a key risk factor for heart disease. Blood pressure dysregulation doesn’t often have associated symptoms, so it can be difficult to catch. But the good news is, high blood pressure is treatable and preventable once diagnosed.

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What Seniors Should Know About the Reverse Mortgage

If you are a senior citizen over or approaching the age of 62 and own your home, you might be offered a reverse mortgage. You might have seen ads on television as well. Though most people understand how a typical mortgage works, the reverse mortgage is a different beast. Read on to discover what a reverse mortgage is and how it works.

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5 Things Seniors Should Know About IBS

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a common condition. Symptoms are wide-ranging, especially for older adults. IBS is especially tricky to diagnose. Learn more about this common disorder and how you can alleviate its frustrating symptoms.

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Everything You Need to Know About Blood Clots

Deep vein thrombosis or other blood clots can be a dangerous medical issue. Depending upon where the blood clot is in the body, it can lead to serious problems that send you to the emergency room, land you in the hospital, or result in treatment for the rest of your life. It’s important to not only know what the signs and symptoms of blood clots are, but to never hesitate to call for help when you think you might be experiencing one.

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Why a Medical Alert System is Always Better than a Cell Phone

Some seniors may believe that life-saving medical alert systems aren’t necessary if one has a cell phone. A cell phone is handy for many things, but it can also be unreliable in an emergency. Read on to learn why a personal button alarm is always better than a cell phone when emergencies strike.

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Senior Health Spotlight: 7 Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System

As we age, our immune systems naturally show down, and integrating “superfoods” into your diet is a great way to proactively work toward revving it back up. Read about some foundational, immunity-supporting superfoods you can find in your local grocery store, and how they can fit into a healthy lifestyle.

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The Sandwich Generation and the Pandemic: How Life Has Changed

The COVID pandemic of the last few years has affected almost everyone in some way. For some, those changes are much more pronounced than they are for others. One group hit particularly hard is known as the “sandwich” generation—a group of individuals who are “sandwiched” between taking care of their aging parents as well as their own children.

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Why You Should Get the COVID Vaccine and Booster Right Now

Many elderly Americans take precautions to protect themselves as they get older. It’s time for America’s seniors to take that a step further and get the vaccines and the booster – if you haven’t already. In fact, the CDC reports that adults aged 65 and older who received two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines reduced their risk of COVID-related hospitalization by a whopping 94%!

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