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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: Causes, Concerns & Key Takeaways

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: What You Need to Know

Loss of Appetite in the Elderly: What You Need to KnowIt’s not uncommon for older adults to experience a loss of appetite. If you or a loved one have less interest in eating, it is important to find out the cause. While it may be a medical condition or an indicator of malnutrition, there are also several common sense explanations for loss of appetite in the …Read more ›

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Symptoms of Glaucoma: What are the Early Signs of Glaucoma in Adults?

What are the Early Signs of Glaucoma in Older Adults?

What are the Early Signs of Glaucoma in Older Adults?Glaucoma is one of several diseases, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer that are prevalent in older adults age 60 and over. But like these age-related illnesses, early detection makes a big difference in the course of the disease and prognosis. Being informed about detection, the early signs of glaucoma, and the ymptoms of glaucoma …Read more ›

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Which Are Best: Motorized Scooters or Electric Wheelchairs?

Mobility Aids for the Elderly: Motorized Scooters vs. Electric Wheelchairs

Mobility Aids for the Elderly: Motorized Scooters vs. Electric WheelchairsContrary to popular belief, becoming frail is not a natural progression of aging. But when the elderly are having balance issues, or decreasing mobility, it may be time to consider a mobility aid. While a cane or walker is often sufficient, an older adult may need a motorized scooter or an electric wheelchair. So, how do you …Read more ›

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Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and Treatment

Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and Treatment

Mental Illness in the Elderly: Types, Signs, and TreatmentMental illness in older adults is a complex topic and a growing concern as the percentage of our senior population increases. The elderly are often at higher risk for mental illness than younger age groups, which makes detecting the signs, getting an accurate diagnosis, and the right treatment particularly critical. …Read more ›

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Obama: “New Era of Medicine” Should Benefit Seniors

Obama’s State of the Union Addresses Senior Health

Obama’s State of the Union Addresses Senior HealthIn his recent State of the Union address, President Obama described these years as a “new era of medicine,” and outlined federal initiatives designed to benefit the senior population’s access to health care. (more…)

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How to Prevent Diabetes in Seniors

Diabetes Prevention That Works for Seniors

Diabetes Prevention That Works for SeniorsDiabetes is one age-related disease that responds to wellness and prevention efforts. Through a nationally-driven effort initiated by the enters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a 16-week diabetes prevention program is seeing remarkable results for its participants. (more…)

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Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care With Local Youth

Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care to Local Youth

Intergenerational Program Unites Memory Care to Local YouthIntergenerational programs has long been hailed as a valuable way to enrich the lives of all ages. A senior living memory care unit just implemented an innovative program to bring residents together with area youth, and are immediately seeing benefits. (more…)

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3 Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

Winter Safety Tips For SeniorsThe Midwest had its first blast of frigid winter temperatures in the last couple weeks, and with the northeast facing another “snowpocalypse,” it’s time to fire up those winter safety warnings – especially for senior citizens.

With such a large presence in snowy, blustery Illinois, the senior living staff at BMA Management, Ltd. (the largest assisted living provider in Illinois) must …Read more ›

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90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging Boomers

90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging Boomers

90-Year-Old Techie Designs for Aging BoomersIt’s refreshing to hear those in the technology industry are finally applying their genius to products to benefit older adults. It’s even more encouraging to read about a 90-year-old former army major who is designing products for boomers and seniors. (more…)

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“Second Chance” Singers Are Boomer Superstar Contest Winners

“Second Chance” Singers Are Boomer Superstar Contest Winners

“Second Chance” Singers Are Boomer Superstar Contest WinnersIt’s hard to believe the 14th season of “American Idol” began this month. Still one of the most popular singing contests on television, it maintains our faith that a brilliant, unknown talent will be discovered. AARP held its own contest this past fall, showcasing boomers who were realizing their belated dream of a singing career. …Read more ›

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