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Dealing with Grief

Grief can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of seniors, and may explain why many older spouses soon die after the loss of their loved ones. Studies show that one reason is that a type of white blood cell, the neutrophil, can be weakened. This white blood...

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Communicating with Seniors

   Communication is a way humans interact and relate to each other.  As we grow older, the way we communicate may change and the strategies we use to communicate to seniors may need to change as well. Communication needs for seniors can sometimes change slowly and...

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Incontinence in Seniors

Bladder incontinence is a highly prevalent disease that not only affects a senior’s health, but impacts their daily lives emotionally, socially, and economically.  Many attribute incontinence with aging, however, it is not an inevitable part of aging. What happens:...

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Preventing Dehydration in Seniors

Dehydration: Its Dangers and Ways to Prevent It Dehydration can be dangerous for seniors, but it is preventable.  Water is so vital for our bodies to function well. We lose about  68 ounces of water a day, mostly through perspiration, respiration, and urination. As...

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Hearing Loss

  Presbycusis is a gradual loss of hearing that may come with age. It can be caused by changes in the inner ear, auditory nerve, middle ear, or outer ear. Hearing loss can also be caused by loud noise exposure, heredity, head injury, infection, illness, some...

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Making Exercise a Habit

I am not much of an athlete, but summers get me in the spirit of fitness and exercise.  If you remember a couple years ago, a record was set by a centenarian!  Diana Gould became the oldest Olympic torch bearer at 100 years of age.  Like most older adults who are...

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Summer, Seniors and Safety

Do you remember your summer time with the Seniors in your life? Images of the water, lazy days, stories and cool drinks swirl in my head when I think about summer.  Indeed summer can be fun and may allow for more time to spend with our families and seniors.  You may...

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Memory and Cognition

Luminosity, Brain Games………do these sound familiar? Many companies are catering to the baby boom generation that is starting to show concern about their memory and brain function. Sometimes when I talk to families, they express concern that their loved one has little...

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Healthy Aging and Activities

We all age, but how can we age healthy and gracefully? For the past few months each morning, I have been noticing an older gentleman walking along the street, near my office, heading for the local gym.  The weather has no effect on his routine, whether there is rain,...

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Brain Training and Seniors

The first time I heard of brain plasticity, my mind conjured up a picture of Tupperware.  Neuroscientists use this term to refer to the ability of our brain and cognitive ability to change at any age.  The change includes both development and decline of our brain...

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