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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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You may have noticed your world has recently become significantly pinker. Stores are carrying more pink merchandise, your friends are adorned with pink ribbons, and even NFL players are flaunting pink attire. This pink phenomenon is not in your head. The sudden onset is an effort to support an important cause – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a disease where malignant (cancerous) cells form in the breast. Although these cancerous cells start by growing and invading healthy cells in the breast, they can eventually make their way to other areas of the body…

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The Devastating Truth About Depression in the Elderly

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Depression in the elderly has been given many names over the years. From geriatric depression to late-life depression, one thing remains the same: this form of depression hits after the age of 65 and the damage it can cause is devastating. So regardless of what we call it, it’s important that we discuss and are educated about it. The Importance of Depression in the Elderly Depression can hit at any age, but older adults are at a higher risk of developing depression than any other age group. The majority of them have at least one chronic health condition, while about half of them…

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What to Include in a Heart-Healthy Diet

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Did your doctor just tell you that you need to start eating a heart-healthy diet? Or maybe you just know that it’s time to make your health more of a priority. Regardless of your reasoning, adopting a heart-healthy diet can provide tremendous benefits to not only your heart but also the way you feel. Seniors and Heart Health Cardiovascular disease is a term that refers to numerous diseases that affect both the heart and blood vessels. Many cardiovascular diseases are related to a process known as atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis develops when plaque builds up in arterial walls. When this happens, it’s difficult for…

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How to Care for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

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Caring for an aging loved one is challenging. When that loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, the task can seem nearly impossible to even the best of caregivers. It’s difficult to know the person you are very close to may lose the ability to remember your name or worse recognize you. While every case is different, here are some general guidelines intended to help you provide the best possible care for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a general term for cognitive decline and memory loss….

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The Importance of Family in a Senior’s Life

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The importance of family in a senior’s life is truly immeasurable. Not only does family provide a consistent social network, evidence has led us to believe that the relationship a senior keeps with his or her family has a direct impact on their overall quality of life. Seniors who maintain strong ties with their family have even been shown to outlive those who report less favorable relationships. If the potential for a longer life doesn’t make you want to connect with your loved ones, here are more reasons why you should make an effort to prioritize family. Changes in Social Networks As…

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