Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’

Dehydration a Serious Health Issue For Seniors During Summer Heat

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Dehydration and heat exhaustion is a very serious health issue for senior citizens during the hot summer months, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).   Indeed, this past week end, the eastern two-thirds of the United States suffered through broiling temperatures that reached 110 degrees. The blazing hot temperatures affected more than 185…

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Good Nutrition Is One Of The Keys To Great Health

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Good nutrition is one of the keys to great health, according to many health care providers. Indeed this advice is unanimous and accepted by all age groups, including senior citizens who have their own specific health challenges. The question is, however, what are the best foods for me to include in my diet? Indeed, many…

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Exercise Sessions By Seniors Increases Life Span Regardless Of History

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Exercise sessions for senior citizens is critically important for maintaining their health. Seniors can thereby increase their life span even though they may have never exercised before, a recent study shows.  Researchers at the University of Cambridge, England, report that even for seniors who have never exercised before, exercising consistently increases their life span. It’s…

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Can Vitamins Prevent You From Getting Dementia, Alzheimer’s?

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Vitamins have long been promoted as an excellent way to prevent seniors from getting dementia and alzheimer’s disease. Consequently, billions of dollars are spent each year on vitamin supplements to ward off these fatal diseases. The question, however, is, do these supplements actually work?   The answer is an emphatic no as reported by the…

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Poll Shows 50% Of Seniors Fear Getting Dementia, Memory Loss

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A recent poll reports that almost half of people ages 50 to 64 are concerned about developing memory loss and dementia.   Researchers also found that while 75 percent of those surveyed were taking supplements or solving puzzles to maintain brain health, most others have done nothing to prevent their cognitive decline.      …

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Federal Trade Commission Cracking Down On Robocallers

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is cracking down on robocallers and their scam-con games.   Senior citizens are the most vulnerable to these robocall scams.   One terrible scam recently shut down by the FTC, was against Travis Deloy Peterson of Utah. He collected more than $500,00 for phony charities he set up, such as…

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Healthiest Cooking Oil For You, Is It Olive Or Canola?

The healthiest cooking oil depends on which food experts you ask. Some food experts choose canola oil, while other food experts insist that it’s olive oil.   The fact is that both canola oil and olive oil are two of the most popular cooking oils worldwide.   They are both promoted as heart-healthy and share…

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New Dementia Disease Discovered In Seniors, Given The Name “LATE”

A new dementia disease called ‘Late’ has been discovered in senior citizens. This breaking news was published earlier this month in the medical journal Brain.   This dementia disease, named LATE, hits senior citizens aged 80 years and older. The researchers believe that at least 50 percent of diagnosed LATE cases in this age group…

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Telementoring Significantly Improves Skilled Nursing Home Care

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Telementoring significantly improves skilled nursing care, a recent study reports.   Educating skilled nursing facility (SNF) staff members through virtual shadowing improves their geriatric expertise. This hands-on mentoring saves time and provides immediate positive feedback in real-time situations. The bottom line is that it’s a win-win situation for both staffers and aged residents.    …

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Herbs Extracted From Plants May One Day Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

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Herbs are usually thought of as spices you would add to your favorite foods to enhance their flavor and taste.   But, now comes word from researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, that a herb derived from the Yerba Santa plant may effectively treat seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease   Yerba santa,…

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