Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’

New Prosthetic Leg With Sensors Works, Feels Like Real One

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A new prosthetic leg containing internal and external sensors, provides sensory feedback to the walker, much like the feedback provided by a real leg.   While today’s prosthetic legs come in a variety of designs, they still lack the ability to give users a natural sense of themselves. Instead, they feel like man-made devices strapped…

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2020 Census Important For Gauging Senior Citizens Concerns

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The 2020 Census is very important for senior citizens. And that’s because unlike the previous Census’, the 2020 version will be completed largely online. You ask — why should that be a problem? The answer is simple. Seniors prefer responding one-to-one with a live person, not a faceless computer. They are wary of answering sensitive…

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New Blood Test Catches Alzheimer’s Early, Helps Find A Cure

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A new blood test can now detect specific biomarker proteins at an early stage of the disease. These proteins are called amyloids. They build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers — and their expansion destroys healthy brain neurons and causes eventual death to the patient.   Catching Alzheimer’s disease at a very stage would…

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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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