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In Honor of Healthy Aging Month: 5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness Programs

5 Unique Senior Living Wellness ProgramsSeptember is Healthy Aging Month, which makes it the perfect time to recommit to your health and wellness.

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Seniors Foraging for Food

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOOD

SENIORS FORAGING FOR FOODWhen I was a kid, I used to go blackberry picking with my dad and my grandpa. I loved the adventure of it as well as the aftermath—feasting on my grandpa’s deliciously homemade blackberry pies and preserves.
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5 Traits of Healthy Seniors

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healthy seniorsWhy are some 80-year-olds in better health than some 60-year-olds? Genetics play a part, but caregivers have also identified specific traits that can make a significant difference in seniors’ well-being.

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Low Acid Coffee for a GERD Diet

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low acid coffee for GERDWhen you’ve been drinking coffee for decades, the three words you hate to hear from your doctor are “Cut out coffee.” For those experiencing the debilitating symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), however, cutting out coffee is one of the primary dietary modifications recommended by medical professionals. Fortunately, there are low-acid coffee for GERD alternatives that can allow you to keep drinking …Read more ›

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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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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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Study Shows Vitamin May Prevent Hearing Loss

Study Shows Vitamin May Prevent Hearing Loss

Study Shows Vitamin May Prevent Hearing LossWe live in a much louder world than our ancestors. Music, traffic, and the constant bombardment of blaring electronics are rapidly encroaching on our daily activities. Our response to all this unwanted sound may range from annoyance to exasperation, but one of the most serious results of living with this is noise-induced hearing loss. Although this type of hearing …Read more ›

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Cool Exercise Tools for Senior Athletes

Cool Exercise Tools for Senior Athletes

Cool Exercise Tools for Senior AthletesWe often read inspiring stories of injured super athletes and their arduous recovery back to health. Coming back from an injury to almost 100 percent performance takes hard work and specialized trainers. But another group of athletes has prompted the fitness industry to bring out products to make exercising safer and easier. Senior athletes are finding cool new exercise tools …Read more ›

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Cocoa Flavanols Improve Memory in Seniors

Cocoa Flavanols Improve Memory in Seniors

Cocoa Flavanols Improve Memory in SeniorsMost of us don’t need any incentive to eat chocolate. But a recent medical research study may provide chocoholics with a compelling new rationale to enjoy the healthful benefits found in cocoa. (more…)

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#ElderCareChat 9/3/14 Recap: Managing Aging Declines

Review highlights from this week's conversation about the challenges (and opportunities) inherent in aging declines.

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 57 new and returning participants talked about the grief, challenges and even opportunities associated with the declines of aging — both for the caregiver and the career.You can review this week’s questions in this Storify segment, featuring highlights from our chat participants:

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