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The Benefits of Elderly Persons Owning a Pet

For elderly persons who live at home alone or even in a group facility, owning a pet can provide stress reduction, result in lower blood pressure, encourage social interaction and physical activity, and prompt the desire to do research and learn about their pet. Studies have found a connection between cardiovascular health and pets. A […]
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Diabetes and Fall Prevention

Diabetes is a condition that has been established as a risk factor for falls. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, which is nerve damage affecting sensation, movement and balance, is a common complication of diabetes that puts aging persons at a higher risk of falling. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by increased blood sugar levels, which damage the nerves […]
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Natural Herbs and More to Help Safeguard Your Eyesight

Increased blood pressure and increased blood glucose levels can harm the blood vessels in your eyes. There are things you can do to protect your vision from eye conditions, including macular degeneration and cataracts, including eating a well-balanced diet and including certain natural herbs and supplements in your daily regimen. A few medicinal herbs that […]
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The Importance of Proper Hydration

The body needs water to eliminate toxins, produce digestive enzymes, maintain healthy skin, hair and organs, and to help your body absorb essential vitamins, minerals and natural sugars. Water also helps the body to regulate its temperature, stimulates metabolism and helps to promote regularity. Fluids other than pure water do not act in the same […]
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Bathing Challenges for Seniors and Tips to Prevent Falls

Getting in and out of the tub can be an arduous task for some older adults, even when their restrooms are equipped with safety equipment to assist them. University of Michigan’s Medical School’s Division of Geriatric Medicine completed a study of people aged 60 and older, to examine how they climbed in and out of […]
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Dental Health Connected With Your Overall Health

Experts indicate that sensory, cognitive and physiological aging can lead to complications with your dental health. It is important to make regular visits to your dentist to get cleanings and checkups, as there is a strong connection between your dental health and your overall health. Good Oral Care Habits that Can Support Your Health: Proper […]
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The Extensive Benefits of Art Therapy for the Elderly

It has been said that art has a therapeutic component for all kinds of people, whether the person creating the art is expressing emotions through the actual thing they are drawing or painting, or the person is alleviating anxiety through the actual motions and strokes of the brush or pencil. The benefits of art therapy […]
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Yoga Practice Benefits for Aging Adults with Arthritis

Yoga has become one of the most popular physical and mental fitness activities in the United States, with a reported 20 million + Americans participating in the practice. More and more aging persons are taking to the mat and getting involved in yoga classes offered within their communities. Medical research reports indicate that yoga helps […]
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Home Remedies to Ease Aches and Pains for Seniors

Aches and pains inevitably increase over time as our bodies age and the management of those every day aches and pains becomes more of a challenge for many people. Studies indicate over 10 percent of adults report they experience some type of pain on a daily basis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports […]
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Continued Mobility and Retraining the Brain

Decreased mobility due to aging is reversible. Studies show that we typically lose 8 percent or more muscle mass every ten years after the age of 40, and muscle mass gives you strength, which is important when it comes to mobility. Many specialists have made it the focus of their careers to study the benefits […]
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