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Daytime Disco: Reasons to Get Seniors Dancing

Posted by Michael Watson on Sep 18, 2018 2:57:00 PM

When you're caring for a senior parent or loved one, you're always worrying about their overall health and well-being. It turns out one of the best ways to care for your parent or loved one is to get them to shake their booty. Enrolling your senior in a dance class from swing to ballroom or taking them to a weekly dance party provide them with many benefits. Here's a look at some of the best reasons to get your senior up and dancing.

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4 Hidden Costs Hospitals May Charge Seniors

Posted by Michelle Cemental on Sep 4, 2018 3:02:00 PM

As your loved one ages, they may require more medical attention and care than ever before—medications, treatments, and even extended stays in the hospital. Even with insurance, medical costs can build up. When your loved one winds up in the hospital, you may find that finances could become a bigger issue than you imagined. Prepare for every possibility by keeping in mind the following hidden costs that hospitals may charge your loved one.

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5 Tips to Prevent Alzheimer Caregiver Burnout

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 21, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Alzheimer's caregivers have a large load of responsibility as they juggle their caregiver duties and everyday tasks at home. Caring for someone with Alzheimer's can be a demanding job that causes many caregivers to burnout. Learn how to identify and combat burnout.

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6 Surprising Things Your Health Insurance Probably Doesn’t Cover

Posted by Alyssa Ball on Aug 7, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Medicare is in place to help seniors and others get needed medical services. However, many individuals are surprised when they find out that some of the 'common-to-senior' services aren't covered by Medicare. Here are a few gaps that many seniors are trying to save money in order to be able to afford.

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Three Fitness Gadgets for the Beginner Senior

Posted by Michael Watson on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

More and more senior citizens are trying their hardest to stay fit and healthy. That means keeping up with the times and using the latest fitness gadgets while working out. There are a number of fitness gadgets that are very useful for the active senior who is just now getting back into an exercise program. Let's look at three fitness gadgets that are perfect for seniors who are just beginning a new fitness regimen. 

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Top 5 New Cars for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 24, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Finding the right car for a senior can be a difficult task. As we age the features which become important for automobiles to have begins to change. Safety should be the number one priority for seniors when beginning the search for the perfect car. Other important features include comfort as well as affordability. Follow along to find the top 5 cars for seniors.  

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Safe Exercise Equipment Options for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jul 10, 2018 5:30:00 PM

Working out can be tough, especially for the elderly. While exercising regularly is important for good health, many of the diseases and disabilities seniors are prone to can make it even more difficult than normal to stay active. That's why many turn to different pieces of exercise equipment to help out. Here's three of the safest exercise equipment options for seniors that they can use to stay in shape.

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3 Amazing Benefits of Summer Vacations for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jun 5, 2018 5:30:00 PM

A summer vacation helps restore the brain and body and has various other benefits for seniors. Seniors have earned a vacation, but they should also take one because it can enrich their life and health.

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Keep Your Brain in Top-Notch Shape

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM

No one likes the idea of losing cognitive ability with age. But the good news is that it doesn't have to happen. So how do you keep your brain in top-notch shape? Here are seven ways:

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Insomnia Symptoms In the Elderly: What to Watch For

Posted by Ruby Cemental on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 PM

A good night's sleep is the foundation of good health. It restores both mind and body so you can wake up refreshed and ready to tackle your day. And when you can't sleep, it can set you up for a mental, physical, and emotional struggle all day long. Unfortunately, insomnia and sleep disturbances become more common as you age. The changes in brain patterns, medication, hormone levels, sleep patterns, and mood disorders like depression and anxiety that accompany the aging process can lead to chronic insomnia. 

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