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Watch the Salt!!  The Health Risks of a High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet The news is alarming and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a change in diet is a must: Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk…

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Three Things Every Senior Should Know About Finding In-Home Healthcare Finding a good in-home health care provider can be one of the most important decisions a senior citizen can make. Wherever possible, all family members should be involved in the process. This is the best way to ensure that fear,…

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Financial Tips For Caregivers Ten million employed caregivers in the US lose an estimated $3 trillion in wages, pensions and social security benefits over a lifetime if they leave the workforce prematurely—that’s about $304,000 per person—not counting additional out-of-pocket expenses related to caregiving, like travel costs, contributing to the parents’…

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Tips For The Elderly Living Alone For many elderly people, living alone can be a scary and confusing new experience. Some have never lived alone before and have always relied on others to take care of finances, home security, and housekeeping. Others are struggling with health and mobility issues that make daily living difficult….

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Home Safety and Dementia If you are caring for an elder with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, no doubt you have wondered if it is safe for you parent to continue living at home. Will Dad wander away from the house? Is Mom growing more confused? Does she…

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Benefits of End-of-Life Planning The cause of death for most Americans will be complications from a chronic health problem, such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or Alzheimer’s. Many people live with these chronic illnesses for years, even decades. Often the time comes when the chronically ill patient…

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Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Urinary tract infections (UTI) aren’t just a nuisance – they can cause serious health problems. A urinary tract infection happens when bacteria in the bladder or kidney multiplies in the urine. Left untreated, a urinary tract infection can become something more serious than merely…

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Why You Should Never Stop Setting New Health Goals Americans over 60 are feeling more empowered and optimistic than ever before, according to the results of this year’s United States of Aging Survey, conducted by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Older adults are setting more ambitious health goals for…

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Why Older Adults Seem Mentally Sharper in the Morning Going to the doctor, paying bills, taking a driving test—older adults should try to tackle their most taxing tasks earlier in the day, claims new evidence from the University of Toronto (UT) that suggests aging brains function best in the morning…

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The Good (and Bad) News about Living Longer American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, there’s more to the story than just one statistic. Other conclusions from the CDC report include: Common killers are becoming…