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5 Activities For People With Mobility Problems

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Statistics tell us that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 6 men aged over 65 will struggle with mobility problems within the next two decades. Over 20% of women and over 16% of men currently suffer from some disability and the figures increase with age. If you currently struggle with your mobility but are still managing to be independent, or you have some level of home care or home help, it is extremely important to maintain your health so you can remain at least partially independent.

 

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Topics: Senior Tips

Ride-Sharing Services For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Companies like Lyft and Uber have been revolutionizing the way that we get around and disrupting the taxi industry. These ride-sharing services can be used for a number of reasons such as for a designated driver, for those without a car, for seniors who can’t drive anymore, and more.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Quitting Smoking For Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Quitting smoking, and tobacco use in general, is difficult, but following through with it can lead to major health benefits and may even prevail an early death. Cigarettes and tobacco kill more Americans each year than drugs, alcohol, firearms, motor vehicles, and HIV combined. Over 480,000 Americans die each year from the drug. That’s more than eight times the number of Americans killed during the Vietnam War. The drug is one the leading causes of preventable death in the world.

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Topics: Senior Health

Food Tips For Seniors With Diabetes

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million U.S. adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes; some of those 100 million individuals are seniors with diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that is a result of too much sugar in the blood. If not addressed, this can lead to a number of problems with the organs and other body parts and can even cause stroke or heart disease.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Stem Cell Therapy and Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 12, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, it affects about 44 million people around the globe. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects memory, judgement, and more. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Similarly, it is the only disease in the in the top ten of leading causes of death in the United States that cannot be cured or prevented. However, some believe that the cure for Alzheimer’s disease is obtainable, specifically through the use of stem cell therapy.

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Topics: Alzheimers

How Social Engagement Can Help Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Everyone needs social engagement and stimulation, this is something that for a lot people comes easy in younger years. However, as we age, social relationships can, at times, dwindle. However, maintaining social functioning is something that will not only make you more happy but it something that can affect physical and psychological well-being.

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Topics: Senior Activities

Dementia Care For Veterans

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, one out of three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia; however, veterans who experienced brain trauma during their time in service are at a greater risk of developing the disease and thus need dementia care or related services. 

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Topics: dementia care

Technology Tips for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Seniors may not always be the most tech-savvy people, however, that doesn’t mean they aren’t using modern technology; Often times, guides and helpful technology tips for seniors are the best way to help them acclimate. According to some reports, almost 60 percent of seniors still report using the internet. Despite this, there are some challenges that they face when it comes to using internet and some devices. There are a number of ways that older individuals can learn to utilize the internet and smartphones to fit their needs while also staying safe.

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Topics: Senior Tips

How To Protect Seniors From Fraud

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 5, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

There are a number of online and in-person scams that can affect anyone, especially the senior population. Seniors, and older adults in general, are actually more likely to fall victim to online scams as many aren’t as well versed with some forms of technology compared to the younger generations.

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Topics: financial planning

Challenges For Seniors Veterans

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Apr 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

There are a number of benefits associated with senior living and assisted-living facilities and this is especially true for other subgroups like senior veterans. Older individuals who are dealing with a disability can benefit greatly from what assisted living facilities have to offer. Likewise, other groups such as veterans can continue on to the next chapter of their lives while receiving the care and social stimulation that they require at an assisted living facility.

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Topics: Senior Veterans

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