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Health Tips

Dizziness Is Cause For Concern At Any Age

Dizziness can strike anyone at any age. In many cases it is a brief event with no short- or long-term consequences, but as we age or if we are suffering from other health issues, a wave of dizziness could lead to a trip or fall accident and that could be dangerous. When you consider that for individuals over the age of 65 the number one reason for an emergency room visit is because of a trip or fall, you can see how crucial it is to pay attention to your body and to any issues relating to dizziness.

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Your parents were right when they told you that sleep was important and that you should get at least eight hours per night.

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Staying Healthy All Winter Long Requires Action

Ask anyone and they will likely tell you it’s easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy once you’re under the weather. And as we age, it seems that our immune systems require a bit of a kick start to help keep us healthy and happy during cold and flu season.

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Tips for Managing Medications, Activities & Lifestyles

Maintaining your health and staying safe is essential if you want a happy tomorrow.  There are many things you can do, regardless of your age, to plan for a healthy and productive lifestyle.

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Causes And Warning Signs Of Dehydration

As temperatures soar, it’s important to drink plenty of water, especially if you’re outside and participating in activities. Dehydration, the loss of more water than you’re taking in, is a serious health risk during the summer months. But did you know that it can be a concern year round?

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Understanding The Signs Of Heatstroke

As any parent knows, hot weather can be dangerous. A study, conducted by the University of Chicago Medical Center, found that “40% of heat-related fatalities in the United States were among people over 65.” Because of this, caregivers have to make certain the homes their elderly parents are staying in are cool and that their aging loved ones do not overdo it with outdoor activities in the heat of the day.

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Preparation Leads Toward A More Stress Free Life

A life with less stress can be achieved with careful planning. If you’re a senior or a person caring for a senior, you know that life can get busy and our minds are not as good as they used to be at remembering things!

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Recognizing the Signs of Hearing Loss

Losing your hearing is a progression that generally takes place over years and is hard to recognize. Commonly, the first sign is that individuals conversing with you appear to murmur.  You may find yourself asking friends and family to speak up or talk louder.  You may also notice that women and kids are a bit harder to hear as their voices are commonly higher in pitch with softer tones.

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Pets Help The Elderly Stay Active

As we age, we need to make some difficult decisions and one of those might be, should we get a dog to help keep us company and help protect the house? It’s a difficult decision for myriad reasons including: who will care for your pets if you can no longer age in place, do you have the strength and energy to house train a new puppy or does your lifestyle lend itself to bringing a dog into the home?

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Keep Your Back Healthy And Remain Active

As we age, one of the most harmful things we can do to ourselves is to become sedentary instead of remaining active. A quick way to “test” whether you need to get up and move more is the “chair test;” see if you can get out of a chair or off the couch with ease. If you find you struggle, you may need to get up and move around more.

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