Top 7 Health Concerns for the Elderly

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Top 7 Health Concerns for the Elderly

As we age, we all go through certain physiological changes. Skin becomes thinner and more fragile, eyes get drier, muscles lose tone, the immune system gets weaker, and we experience hormonal shifts. This is not to say that it’s impossible to remain healthy in old age; indeed, with proper exercise, proactive medical care, and a […]
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The Benefits of Music for the Elderly

From the moment we’re born until the moment we die, music and rhythm play a powerful role in our lives. Our mothers soothe us with lullabies, our teachers give us songs to help us remember facts, we express patriotism, love, despair, and just about every other emotion through the use of music. Even planning a […]
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Winter Activities with Alzheimer’s Patients

For someone with Alzheimer’s, keeping the mind active is important. Continuing to participate in activities they’ve enjoyed in the past can help people with Alzheimer’s by stirring up memories, fostering emotional connections, making them feel more engaged, encouraging self-expression, and even reducing the anxiety and irritability that often goes along with Alzheimer’s. Which activities are […]
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5 Winter Nutrition Suggestions for Seniors

It’s always important for seniors to maintain a healthy diet, but in the winter it’s even more crucial. Cold and flu season is hard on everyone, but older people are much more vulnerable to life-threatening illness. Good nutrition helps boost the immune system, which makes a person less likely to become ill, and more likely […]
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Fall Prevention for Seniors
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Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

For older Americans, falls are a serious safety matter. Falls are the #1 cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. Each year, one in four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall. Those falls account for 2.8 million injuries, 800,000 hospitalizations, and more than 25,000 deaths every year. For all […]