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Senior Tips

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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Prescription 'Best Practices' For The Elderly

Aging brings many issues that we have to deal with and they range from being able to remain living independently to diminished health to the loss of loved ones and friends.

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Combating Loneliness in an Aging Parent

There are times when solitude is welcomed, but if it goes on for too long, loneliness sets in and that can eventually lead to depression. There are ways to help your loved one combat that feeling of loneliness.

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Staying Healthy And Balanced As You Age

It's a fact of life, and a fact of aging, that once we celebrate our 30th birthday our balance begins to decline. As we continue to age, that lack of balance can be potentially harmful as it can result in trips and falls.

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Exercise At Home To Keep The Elderly Safe

Regular physical activity can improve the quality of life as our loved ones age. It has been proven time after time that exercise keeps our body, mind, and heart strong.

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Preventing Osteoporosis As We Age

Osteoporosis as described by Wikipedia is a disease of bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered.

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Little Exercise Means Big Difference!

Studies have shown that as little as 20 minutes of exercise a day can greatly increase the likeliness of a long, healthy life. Even better, this exercise can be accomplished in the safety of your own home.

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Planning for Financials and Health Care as you Age

It's anticipated that by 2028 the cost of private nursing home care will double from current costs and the government has forecast that there could be a 50% increase in the population of those 65 or older which could put a strain the resources available for nursing home care.

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Falls In Seniors

With each passing year, the number of falls in seniors increases. This is a growing problem that often times results in serious injury or even death.

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