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Seniors and Technology

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In their lifetimes, today’s seniors have witnessed some of the most incredible technological advancements in history; space shuttles, televisions, computers, the Internet, cell phones and more. Even so, the rapidly advancing technology scene of the past few years can seem intimidating and cause many seniors to shy away from using the latest devices and tools – specifically computers and the internet. In 2012, the Pew Research Center found that 41 percent of seniors do not go online at all. There are multiple reasons seniors want or have to stay out of the loop when it comes to the internet. Two…

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Exercise for Aging Seniors

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As seniors get older, they may think it wise to stop exercising so as not to put too much stress on their aging bodies. However, it has been proven that a sedentary lifestyle is unhealthy for anyone, especially those over 50. Since metabolism slows with age, the risk of obesity increases. Not living an active lifestyle can cause seniors to lose the ability to do things on their own, and many times results in more doctor visits and medications. Exercise not only improves physical function, but also mental; it can prevent memory loss and slow the progression of brain disorders….

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Eating Well as You Age

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As seniors age, the number of health risks they face increases. Heart disease – including hypertension, vascular disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease – is the most widespread condition for seniors and the number one cause of death for those over 60. Other top health risks for seniors include cancer, stroke, pneumonia, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s or dementia. These health issues may be due to old age or heredity, but often times they can be prevented by one simple tool – a healthy diet. While there are medications and treatments to help the symptoms of these…

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Caregivers Improve Relationships Between Aging Parents and Adult Children of Sandwich Generation

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Each year, 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of informal care for an aging parent. While this can be a rewarding experience for both a senior and an adult child, often times it is a situation that leads to stress and burnout for the caregiving family member. According to Today’s Caregiver, families in the US provide 80 to 90 percent of in-home long term care for seniors. Many of these families are headed by adults that are part of what has come to be known as the “sandwich generation” – middle-aged adults that care for an aging parent while…

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Aging Happens: What’s Your Plan?

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While the average life span continues to get longer year after year, one fact remains: everyone is aging. At some point, even the healthiest seniors will likely begin to have trouble performing activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs are routine tasks that include getting in and out of bed, bathing, getting dressed, and preparing meals. As daily life becomes more difficult, an aging senior should ask, “What’s my plan?” Adult children and families of seniors should look out for red flags that may mean their loved one needs help. Some common signs are social isolation, poor nutrition, trouble with ADLs,…

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