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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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Keeping Joints Healthy As We Age

As we get older, a wide variety of problems and diseases can begin to strike our joints. Most of these are problems with the softer tissue that rests between our bones; as the tissue gets dry or disappears entirely, bones can start to rub against each other and cause issues like stiffness, swelling, pain, or tenderness.

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Secrets To A Great Night's Sleep

Not only is sleep a luxury, it is also a necessity because it's when we sleep that our bodies have time to repair and replenish and get us ready to face another day.

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Ways A Pet Can Help Seniors

Studies have shown that seniors who own a pet have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and are healthier overall compared to non-pet owners. A pet is more than just an animal that is kept around the house; it also serves as a loyal and nonjudgmental companion for seniors who live alone.

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Safe Food Storage Methods For Seniors

It is important for seniors to practice safe food storage methods to preserve food freshness and prevent it from spoiling. Food that has spoiled is filled with bacteria and other microorganisms that cause the food to emit an odor or give off a slimy texture. While not all spoiled food is harmful, seniors are at a greater risk of developing illness from eating food that is well beyond its expiration date. For them, it is even more pivotal that they practice safe food storage habits.

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Avoid Malnutrition In The Elderly With These Helpful Tips

Malnutrition, or malnourishment, is a serious condition that aging individuals can face. Problems with joints, teeth, or the digestive system can make it difficult to obtain all of the nutrients that a body needs in order to function at peak efficiency, and the lack of nourishment that results is only going to make the problems worse over time. Fortunately, however, there are a number of easy ways to avoid malnutrition.

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