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You're Never Too Old To

You’re Never Too Old To

There exists a never-ending list of things you’re never too old to do, whether you are experiencing diminishing mental and physical capabilities or not. Let’s look at 9 of those suggestions today! You’re Never Too Old To…. You’re never too old to smell the roses. If taken literally, this might need to be removed from…
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The Loss of Taste in the Elderly

The Loss of Taste in the Elderly

The aging process is assuredly marked with sign posts characterized by loss…the loss of energy and stamina; the loss of memory; the loss of physical strength, flexibility and agility; the loss of tight skin, toned muscles, and shiny hair. It seems the gain of wisdom yielded by many years of experience comes at quite a…
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Seniors and the Loss of Smell

Seniors and the Loss of Smell

Disorders affecting the sense of smell are common and affect up to 18% of the general population, most of which has to do with seniors and the loss of smell. Regardless of the age of the person experiencing this loss, quality of life is hampered, however, for the aging population, its ramifications are multiplied. Presbyosmia…
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The Importance of Exercise for the Aging Brain

As people age, some regions of the brain begin to shrink. Studies show the hippocampus shrinks one to two percent annually in people without dementia — a loss that is associated with an increased risk for developing cognitive difficulties. This is drawing much interest to the importance of exercise for the aging brain, and how…
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Technology for the Aging Population

Technology for the Aging Population

An accelerating aging population combined with their need and preference to age-at-home have created a tremendous opportunity for investors and tech entrepreneurs: technology for the aging population. When used in conjunction with family or professional caregivers, mobile technology enables seniors to remain at home with minimized risk, and is quickly changing the paradigm of what…
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Important Facts About Aging

Important Facts About Aging

We are all aging with every breath we take. Our biological systems peak in early adulthood and thereafter begin a natural decline. We’ve compiled some important facts about aging below, and some of them might surprise you. Expected Trends Associated With the Aging Population Most older people die of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease,…
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Why Older Drivers Should Drive

Why Older Drivers Should Drive – Health, Habits and Strategies that Impact Safety

“Why older drivers should drive” may seem like a crazy statement but hear us out for a minute. There are ways to promote better safety and driving has been proven to help seniors maintain their health. Percentage of Older Drivers is Increasing It is a statistical reality that, over the next couple of decades, a…
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Medication Mismanagement

Medication Mismanagement—A Fact of Life for the Elderly

Prescription instructions make me crazy, and it is evident that medication mismanagement is a fact of life for the elderly. Let’s look at some examples… Take one tablet by mouth daily. No Latin here. Clear as a bell, right? Let’s think for a moment. Is it better to take this one tablet early in the…
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How to Help Seniors Sleep Better

How to Help Seniors Sleep Better

Numerous sleep studies have determined that people in their senior years need as much sleep as they ever did – approximately 8 hours per night – denying a popular assumption that less activity produces a need for less rest. This article will look at tips for how to help seniors sleep better, as well as…
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How Healthcare is Failing Seniors

How Healthcare is Failing Seniors & the Solution

It’s no secret that our healthcare system is failing in many ways, but it’s especially taking its toll on the senior population. Change is necessary, but it’s not an easy road. Let’s look at how healthcare is failing seniors and the solutions that will help those changes come about.   How Healthcare is Failing Seniors   Do…
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