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In Caregiving, Anxiety Can Be Contagious

This article was originally posted on Aging Care. We all live with a certain amount of worry, much of which is caused by fear of the unknown. Since health issues can change without warning, family caregivers

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How to Help a Senior Safely Manage Allergy Season

This article was shared on AgingCare.com Unfortunately, some of the nicest weather and foliage during the year are accompanied by an onslaught of allergens. As pollen fills the air, people afflicted by

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Dementia Care Dos & Don’ts: Dealing with Dementia Behavior Problems

This article was originally posted on APlaceForMom.com Mid-to-late stage dementia often presents a variety of challenging behavioral problems. This discussion of common symptoms may help prepare you to

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Can you boost your memory by walking backward?

Article originally posted on Harvard Health Publishing/Harvard Medical School. A study shows that moving in reverse may help with short-term memory. Lost your car keys? Instead of retracing your steps,

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Massage Therapy for Senior Citizens

Massage therapy can offer senior citizens a number of benefits that will greatly improve their sense of health and wellbeing. As the population continues to age, it is important to consider ways that we

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Eating Trans Fat May Damage Memory

Yet another reason to cut back on cookies: A new study shows that eating trans fat – used for decades in margarine and to increase the shelf life of packaged cookies and crackers – may damage memory. Of

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Attention: Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

EVERY SEVEN minutes in the U.S., a woman will receive a gynecologic cancer diagnosis, totaling nearly 95,000 new cases and approximately 28,500 deaths each year. Since 1999, the not-for-profit Foundation

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How do Aging Seniors Eat? Often it’s Pick, Pick, Pick

Many aging seniors pick at the food on their plates and eat like birds. Many elderly people who live on their own enjoy a bowl of cereal or a few cookies and completely bypass a well-balanced meal. Here

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Let’s Get Moving and Feel Better

Let’s Get Moving and Feel Better More and more seniors are finding the benefits of exercise and there is no age limit to moving and having physical activities. Sedentary lifestyle will take a toll for

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Senior Hunger and Malnutrition: True or False?

Senior Hunger and Malnutrition You heard and watched it on TV, skinny kids with huge tummies and without nutritional food outside the United States. Are you shocked to read about senior hunger and malnutrition

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