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Stress-Free and Aging Gracefully: Learning to Love the New “Old” You

Few things are certain in life but getting older is definitely one of them. Yet, you have to wonder why are so many people afraid of aging?  Getting older is a natural thing that happens to each and every one of us. This means that there has to be plenty of ways for aging gracefully.  Thinking positively about the growing …

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9 Initial Signs That Your Aging Parents Need Assistance

There will come a time when your aging parents will need help. When the roles are reversed and now it is your time to take care of your parents, it can be difficult to know when to step in. In this article, we will go over 9 of the initial signs of your parents needing assistance. Keep reading to know what …

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9 Ways to Maintain Senior Independence While Accepting Help

Over two-thirds of seniors living in the United States need help to perform daily activities. Many of these people still wish to maintain their senior independence.  Do you or a loved one need help but are still mobile and maintain vital faculties? Learn these ways to maintain independence and accept help at the same time. 1. Adapting the House and …

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7 Senior Nutrition Tips to Help You Age Gracefully

A study of 200,000 Americans over 20 years, illustrates the benefit of good nutrition. People who ate sugary drinks and refined grains developed type 2 diabetes 16% more often.   Good nutrition can help prevent and control diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, and heart disease.  But, healthy eating isn’t about eliminating everything you like from your diet. It’s about tasty food made with …

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Fantastic Fitness Over 50! 7 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active

Seniors who exercise regularly extend their lifespan. But, only one in four people between the ages of 65 and 74 are engaging in regular exercise. Though some people opt to reduce physical activity as they get older, exercise only becomes more important as we age. Physical activity helps you maintain your ability to live independently and reduces the risk of …

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How to Gently Have “The Talk” With Your Elderly Loved Ones

As people age, they may begin to lose the ability to function independently. You may notice falls, forgetfulness, or other signs that living alone poses a risk to them. Nobody wants to give up their independence, making this a difficult conversation to approach. But, there comes a point where you must bring up long term care planning. Introducing Long Term …

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Stay Young at Heart and Mind with These Memory Improvement Tips

Do you ever call or visit your parents or loved ones and notice that they don’t seem as sharp as they once were? Starting to forget things, seeming confused, or unaware of their surroundings are common as we start to get older, but it can be hard for those around us. However, there are many great ways to help with …

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Staying Sharp as a Senior: 9 Fun and Stimulating Suggestions

The human brain contains billions of neurons that communicate through 100 trillion neural connections. This allows you to store, process, and integrate information to experience life and create memories. As with the body, the brain needs exercise to stay in shape, especially as we age and the connections break down. Put staying sharp on your priority list! Read on to find …

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The Benefits of Assisted Living: Why Your Loved One Should Consider Making the Move

There are nearly 29,000 assisted living facilities in the United States. Together, these facilities house roughly 1,000,000 patients. Assisted living facilities are quite different from nursing homes, though they both serve similar purposes. Many seniors prefer to live in assisted living facilities, because of all the advantages they offer. For those with aging relatives and friends, it may be time …