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Hurricane Tips for Seniors

Hurricane Tips for Seniors

Tips for seniors during hurricane season. Our senior loved ones need special consideration when a hurricane is headed to the area. Here are some tips that can help with safety and preparedness. 1. Contact 3 people that can check in with a visit or call. 2. Put documents in a water safe place like a
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Dealing with Delusions and Cognitive Disorders

Dealing with Delusions and Cognitive Disorders

Alzheimer’s and dementia are disorders that effect how people perceive the world. Many people associate memory loss problems with these disorders. While that is true, these disorders can bring about other symptoms as well. One of those symptoms can be delusions. These delusions can cause much strain for caregivers and family members of the person
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Is Gum Disease a Cancer Risk Factor?

Is Gum Disease a Cancer Risk Factor?

Seems like an odd correlation, but a recent study published in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention suggests so. The study found that, in postmenopausal women, those who had gum disease had a 14% higher chance of developing any type of cancer. The greatest cancer risk with gum disease was esophageal cancer, where there was a
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How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

How Much Sleep Is Enough for Older Adults?

Sleep is very important for us. We spend one third of our lives asleep. Most people struggle with either getting enough or knowing what is enough for them. This becomes more of an issue as we get older, too. Lack of sleep can lead to many health problems such as weight gain, heart issues, and
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Foods Packed with Protein to Pump Up Your Diet

Foods Packed with Protein to Pump Up Your Diet

Protein brings many health benefits. It keeps us feeling fuller so we don’t consume as many calories. It also helps us burn more fat. It can help strengthen bones against osteoporosis. Studies have shown that protein consumption can lead to better cognitive function. It’s a wonder nutrient. When most people think of protein they associate
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