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What every family needs to know about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease

Debbie, 63, and Doug Chambers, 72, had always been a social couple, enjoying travel, dinners with friends and going to the movies. But their active lifestyle began to change in 2016 when ...

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5 ways to improve your heart health

heart health

  If you worry that you or someone you love will get heart disease or even have a heart attack, it’s understandable. Heart health is even more important in these times of ...

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Helping vs. enabling: how to strike a balance while caregiving

caregiving

Most family caregivers want what is best for their loved ones, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen while caregiving. Unfortunately, discerning what’s best for a senior is often ...

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10 common misconceptions about aging

aging

An old adage is again proving true about aging: What we think will happen, happens. Essentially, as we age, we become what we think we will become. This is the thesis that ...

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How a career helping others can make you happier

caregiver career

There’s no doubt about it — what you do each day for work or career can make a huge impact on your overall well-being. According to a Society for Human Resource Management ...

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Coping with caregiver anger

There are countless emotions involved in caring for an aging loved one, but difficult feelings like anger, frustration and resentment are a few that family caregivers often struggle with. Each person experiences ...

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Creating a Bucket List: tips for seniors and family caregivers

The Bucket List, a 2007 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, helped contemporize the old expression “kick the bucket,” a common slang phrase for dying. Now, people of all ages often ...

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Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The 10 warning signs you need to know

Recognizing and taking steps to address the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias can be extremely challenging – especially in the early stages. It’s easy and common to dismiss cognitive changes ...

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Can chiropractic care benefit us as we age?

For decades, chiropractic care has proven to be one of the safest and most natural forms of healthcare out there. With dramatic results and minimal side effects, many individuals, of all ages, ...

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5 questions to ask when planning for long-term care

You may not want to consider a time when you might not be able to fully take care of yourself, but the reality is there is almost a 70% chance someone turning ...

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Changes come to Social Security and Medicare

‘Tis the season for changes to Social Security and Medicare. Read on for details on what’s changing and how it may affect you.   COLA TIME Social Security and Supplemental Security Income ...

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6 Steps to prepare for the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

There are certain events where it’s necessary to be prepared in advance. The annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period is one of these instances. It runs from October 15 through December 7 each ...

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Tips for seniors to ensure healthy road trips

When thinking about road trips, you might envision college kids heading on adventures, but older adults take road trips, too, according to a recent survey by Cigna. Travel is a top priority ...

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What to look for when visiting an elder in senior housing

So, you and your loved one have taken the plunge. You’ve put in the time and effort to research senior housing options, take tours and compare your thoughts. The big move is ...

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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The Aging Brain: How lower connectivity plays a role

New research shows that brain network in the brain gradually become less interconnected and resistant to disruption as we age. The areas of the brain that function in cognition and focus are ...

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The habit you should start today if you want to be happy in your old age

The first self-aware discovery I made as an adult transitioning out of extended college adolescence was that exercise made me happy. I discovered it accidentally at first, and marveled at the direct, ...

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New study links sugary beverages with increased risk of early death

Drinking sugary beverages increases your chances of dying – especially from heart disease, according to a long-term study of men and women in the US. The recent finding from Harvard researchers was ...

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June is Men’s Health Month: Lifestyle tips for men age 50 and over

What are the top healthy lifestyle guidelines for men age 50 and over? What is a healthy diet for men over age 50 and why is it important? How much and what ...

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Sudden Rapid Heartbeat: Revealing a lesser-known heart disorder and what to do about it

A feeling of dread washed over Donnette Smith after she felt her chest jolt with a rapid heartbeat. “Please, God. Not here, not now,” she thought. In the middle of her church ...

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How to know if your parent has dementia

We’ve all forgotten a person’s name, where we put our keys, or whether we locked the front door after we’ve left home. While these things indicate lapses in memory, experiencing them from ...

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Seniors can head off diseases by drinking more water

Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. “So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration,” including urinary ...

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How to reduce health risks by understanding AFib

Oftentimes, seeking to improve your health starts at your core – your heart. One common condition to be aware of is atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that ...

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Don’t die before your time – find your purpose and bring forth new life

As we enter spring, the time of year when all of God’s creation is bringing forth new life, I take pause and ponder, what if one of God’s creations said “No! I ...

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