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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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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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What Is Step Therapy And How Does It Actually Work?

Step therapy is part of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. This means that Medicare will cover a particular drug only if your doctor shows that you medically need it. You start with an inexpensive over the counter drug, like a generic, that has worked for a significant number of patients. If that doesn’t help you, Medicare moves…

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Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI)

Vascular Dementia – Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI) Vascular dementia also called vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s Disease, but it can sometimes be prevented. In some ways they appear similar, but the cause of each one is completely different. Vascular dementia is caused by obstructions and damage…

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Malnutrition in Seniors

Malnutrition Normal Weight and Overweight  Malnutrition is a condition where a person does not get enough proper nutrients in their diet. Seniors are especially vulnerable for suffering from malnutrition. Even a normal weight or overweight senior can still be suffering from malnutrition – they get enough calories, but not enough of the right food to…

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Drug gives Hope for Breakthrough in Preventing Brain Damage from Strokes

Strokes in the United States According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Strokes are the Fifth Cause of Death and Disability in the US, About 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. Every 40 seconds in the United States a person suffers a stroke. Drug QNZ-46 Can Protect Brain from Damage from…

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Safety Fire Tips for Seniors

 Senior Deaths and Injuries from Fires According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), only 13% of the US population is over age 65, but seniors make up 30% of the deaths from home fires. Here are tips for seniors, their family members and caregivers to stay safe. Smoke Alarms Smoke detectors should…

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Preventing Hernias in Seniors

Hernias A hernia is caused by a weakness or tear in muscles usually in the abdominal wall, which allows a part of the intestine to bulge out, especially when standing. Most hernias will fall back in place when lying down. Types of Hernias Inguinal hernias are in the lower abdomen and are more common in…

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