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Overcome Ageism: Why Aging is a Privilege

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You’re getting older. Imagine if someone said this to you. Regardless of whether it came from someone you know or a complete stranger, you might feel like you’ve just been insulted. But it’s the truth. You are growing older every second of every day. We all are. If this is a fact of life for everyone, why does this simple statement evoke such negative emotions? Before we get into that, it can help to give attention to a fact that should change all of our perspectives on aging. Not everyone gets to age. Let that sink in for a moment….

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Understanding the Opioid Crisis Among Senior Citizens

Senior citizens deal with significantly more pain than any other age group, partly because of ailments related to the aging process, and partly because they’ve had more time to acquire painful injuries and conditions than younger folks. Opioids have long been the standard prescription for dealing with pain in the United States. Because seniors suffer most, they also get prescribed the most – which has created a crisis of sorts among the senior population. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospitalizations for opioid overuse increased most sharply among Americans ages 45 to 85 and beyond, with rates rising more than five fold…

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A Senior’s Guide to Understanding Cholesterol Numbers

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High cholesterol is a common health concern in the United States, but it’s particularly troublesome to seniors. The truth is that as you age, your risk for developing high cholesterol increases. Here’s a guide tailored specifically for seniors to help you gain a better understanding of your cholesterol health. What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your bloodstream. This insoluble matter is produced primarily by the liver, but it is also produced by other cells in the body. Despite its bad reputation, cholesterol is actually vital for many of the metabolic processes that take place in your…

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Can Dogs Cure Senior Loneliness?

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You’ve probably heard the phrase “a man’s best friend,” but have you ever heard anyone talk about a senior’s best friend? Dogs have become a popular topic in the senior care community, and for good reason. Our furry friends have been known to be there in times of need, but the benefits they provide to senior citizens can be immeasurable. Loneliness is an issue that is far too common in the aging population, and dogs might just be the answer. If you were to think about some of the fears you have of growing older, you’d probably include some form…

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Answer These 7 Questions When You Need Senior Care

Who are you, and why are you reading this blog? Maybe you’re a senior who knows you need long-term care. Maybe you’re a family caregiver who needs help supporting an elderly loved one. Perhaps you’re the child of an elderly parent who has shown a need for companionship that you know you cannot provide. You may be a senior coming to terms with your own limitations that are surfacing with age, and wondering about your options. Maybe you’re reading to find answers to questions that will help you navigate important care decisions. Regardless of your place or role in care decisions, here are seven important questions to…

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