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Seniors and Alcohol

UK Lowered Guidelines for Drinking Alcohol There is certainly confusion concerning drinking alcoholic beverages. Past studies have claimed that a few alcoholic drinks a day are beneficial to health. However, newer studies and wider research have caused doctors and health associations to re-think otherwise. In fact, the UK recently lowered their guidelines to promote less…

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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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Financial Scams that Target Seniors

  Beware of Scammers Scammers are targeting the elderly, either because they believe that most seniors are wealthy,  and/or because many seniors have aging problems, especially those with some memory loss, that make them more vulnerable. Also, many seniors live in isolation which makes them even easier targets. Please protect your loved ones by warning…

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Fall-Proof your Home and Make it Senior-Friendly

Falls by Seniors can be Deadly and Crippling Many Falls Take Place in their own Homes According to the National Institute on Aging, 6 out of 10 falls in seniors take place in their homes. Some falls are deadly, especially if they lead to a hip fracture or a serious head injury. According to the…

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Smoking and Seniors

It is never too late to stop smoking, but the sooner you do it the more you can help prevent further damage to your health. The health risks for seniors who smoke are  multiplied as seniors are also facing the challenges of aging. Smoking kills In the United States smoking is the main culprit responsible…

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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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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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