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Education Levels And Alzheimer’s, Is There A Link?

Education levels have sometimes been linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s logical to think this might actually be the case. Indeed, for many years, specialists believed that people who studied more and kept their brains more active had lower dementia risk. However, some recent studies have contradicted this idea. Therefore, is there a…

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Home Safety Bathroom Tips For Seniors Living At Home

Home safety for senior citizens suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and living at home is very important. For example, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.   Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. And, this refers to seniors that are not suffering from…

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Millions of Seniors Aged 60+ Starving In America, Study Says

Millions of seniors, aged 60 and older, are starving in America, a recent study reports. What? Unbelievable! Probably Fake News, you say.   Unfortunately, according to Feeding America this is true. Feeding America is a hunger-relief organization that operates a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries nationwide.   They found that nearly…

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Potassium Deficiency Easily Correctable With Right Diet

Potassium deficiency can occur if a person does not get enough potassium from their diet. It can also happen if you lose too much potassium through prolonged diarrhea or vomiting. The symptoms can include high blood pressure, constipation, kidney problems, muscle weakness, fatigue and heart issues.     Potassium: Why You Need It Potassium is…

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Elder Abuse: How You Can Recognize The Important Signs

Elder abuse is more prevalent than you think. There are many types of abuse —physical, emotional, financial, neglect and abandonment. According to the National Institute on Aging, 1 in 10 senior citizens are the victims of elder abuse.   Abuse can happen to any older person by a loved one, care giver, or a stranger.…

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Weight Gain and Obesity Determined By What Time You Eat

Weight gain and obesity can happen to you for lots of reasons. However, research has pinpointed one important reason for getting obese and that is meal times. Specifically, several studies show that eating late in the day can directly lead to getting fat. Adult obesity rates are increasing in the United States at an alarming rate. This…

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National Cancer Institute Seeks Volunteers For New Drug Clinical Trials

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) needs to increase the increase the number of volunteers to test promising new cancer drugs. Only through clinical trials can new drugs be tested safely, effectively, and efficiently. Why is the NCI putting out a call at this time for more volunteers to participate in clinical cancer drug trials? The…

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Caregiving For A Spouse With Dementia, Can You Put It Into Words?

Caregiving for a loved one who suffers from dementia is exceedingly difficult. Certainly when it is a very close loved one, such as your parent or your spouse.     If you are such a caregiver, no doubt you have read just about every article on what to do and what not to do. But,…

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Prescription Antibiotics Wrongly Prescribed 25% Of The Time

Prescription antibiotics are unfortunately too often prescribed inappropriately here in the United States, a recent analysis finds. Specifically, the analysis shows that for more than 19 million people, over 23% of the prescriptions were not warranted. The data comes from the records of privately-insured U.S. children and adults given prescriptions in 2016. The analysis revealed…

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4 Financial Considerations for Seniors After the Loss of a Spouse

Special Thanks to Sara Bailey of www.thewidow.net for contributing this exclusive article for our readers! When you lose a spouse, money may very well be the last thing on your mind. However, for many seniors, the financial consequences of being widowed can be extremely significant, and so these issues shouldn’t be ignored. Whether you are…

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