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Chronic Pain Afflicts Seniors More Than Other Age Groups

Chronic pain affects senior citizens aged 65+ more so than for any other age group. Is it just age related or are there other factors involved?   Chronic pain among seniors can be so painful, to the point that 20% of aged adults report having to stop daily activities that…...

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Dental Care For Seniors Affects Their Overall Health, Longevity

Dental care for seniors is not an oxymoron. Indeed, many grandparents still have some to a lot of their own teeth and therefore it’s very important that they take good care for them.   According to the American Dental Association, (ADA),  75 percent of people over the age of 65…...

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Smoking Damage Still Hazardous 16 Years After You Quit

Smoking can do terrible damage to your lungs, heart, and blood circulation. The dangers signs and warning are everywhere. Of course, to quit smoking is very difficult and the first question a smoker asks is: How soon will I recover? How long will it take for the damage to become…...

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Opioid Crisis Taking Its Toll On Senior Citizens, Says Government Report

The opioid crisis in the form of prescription pain killers, is affecting senior citizens at an increasingly dangerous rate, warns the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Millions of senior citizens are filling prescriptions for many different opioid medications at the same time. And hundreds of thousands are getting hospitalized with opioid-related…...

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Memory Care: How To Choose the Best Nursing Facility

Memory care is a special type of elder care tailored to the unique requirements of senior citizens suffering from advancing dementia and progressive Alzheimer’s disease. A skilled nursing home facility should offer individualized care. That is a big plus. The individualized care given to patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia provides…...

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