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Drinking Can Become A Serious Problem For Seniors

Drinking can sometimes become a serious problem for senior citizens. Whether it’s their struggle with chronic diseases, the loss of their spouse, or moving to a new community, drowning their tears in liquor is going to make their situation worse.   These kinds of changes can cause loneliness, boredom, anxiety, or depression. In fact, depression…

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Knitting Therapy for Seniors

Knitting Therapy is a Popular Activity Knitting is one of the handcrafts that is still popular in today’s digital world and knitting therapy has shown itself to be enormously beneficial for senior health in a preventive way and in a therapeutic way. Knitting is both mental and physical therapy. It is beneficial for the mind…

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Silent Disease Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the “silent” diseases. Although it is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to affect more than 30 million Americans, 96% of them do not know they have this disease and only about 4.9 million have been actually diagnosed with CKD. This is…

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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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Seniors and Art Therapy

Art Therapy is Non-Pharmacological Treatment Art Therapy has been shown to be very beneficial to seniors in both short and long care rehabilitation and nursing facilities like the Ditmas Park Rehab and Care Center in Brooklyn, New York.  Art Therapy is a non-pharmacological way to treat seniors whether their problems are physical like recovering from…

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Stroke Rehabilitation and Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)

Music Enabled Movement in Limbs Paralyzed by Strokes The Hearing Before The Special Committee on Aging United States Senate August 1, 1991 contains testimonies from doctors and scientists about stroke survivors who were paralyzed in a leg and unable to move or walk, but could tap their foot when listening to music. Other stroke victims…

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Health Benefits of Broccoli for Seniors

Sulforaphane and Osteoarthritis A UK study in 2013 by researchers at the University of East Anglia showed that a substance called sulforaphane (sulphoraphane) found in broccoli Brassica oleracea var. italica and other cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica family can prevent or slow down the destruction of cartilage by osteoarthritis in the joints of mice. Sulforaphane…

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Stroke Rehabilitation

High blood pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Smoking and Obesity The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that more than 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year and for about 610,000 of them this is their first stroke. Strokes kill about 140,000 Americans every year, which is 1 in every 20 deaths. About 87%…

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR)

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is mainly for people who have chronic breathing problems like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) also known as emphysema, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis and more. PR can be part of an out-patient treatment clinic at a hospital. PR can also be also be offered at home, although many patients will opt for treatment…

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