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Understanding the Senior Housing Crisis

As our nation’s largest demographic group, the baby boomers, head into their senior years, some may encounter housing difficulties. Modern seniors are often choosing to “age in place” by staying at home rather than moving to a nursing facility. Those who remain at home...

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Two Surprising New Osteoporosis Studies

The word osteoporosis directly translates to ‘porous bones.’ Osteoporosis happens when a person’s bones lose protein and calcium. Over time, the bones start to deteriorate and become weak. They can break easily, which means any amount of physical activity can be dangerous and extremely...

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How to Achieve Your Personal Best

What do you think of when you hear the term “personal best”?  Do you think of athletes in perfect shape and pushing their bodies to the extreme? Well, the National Senior Games Association wants to redefine the term for seniors.  NSGA’s new definition of...

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3 Tips to Stay Safe Online

The Internet can be a wonderful source for information and social interaction for all ages, including seniors.  As more seniors become comfortable online, they can become complacent and victims to scams. With the help of Kyforward.com, we put together some helpful tips to keep you...

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Should You Take Supplements for Dementia?

As seniors search for ways to reduce the symptoms of dementia, many turn to alternative therapies or dietary supplements.  Some companies and practitioners promote herbal remedies and dietary supplements to enhance memory or slow the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. So, are they a valuable...

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Senior Population Growing Rapidly

Many people around the country are hitting that mark of becoming a senior. According to NBC News, it is estimated that by the year 2050, there will be more people over 60 than people under the age of 15 around the world.  And while...

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3 Simple Ways to Lower Your Stress

We know that stress is bad for the cardiovascular system, but now studies show that it also affects the brain.  Women who experience great amounts of stress have a higher chance of developing dementia later in life.  It indicated that stress can give someone...

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3 Fun Activities for Seniors to Celebrate Autumn

It’s official:  Autumn has arrived.  The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the cafes have rolled out their pumpkin-flavored drinks.  Now that it’s a little cooler, you may be looking for fun activities to do with family and friends.  With the help...

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The Secret Key to Longevity

In 1921, psychologist Lewis Termin wanted to find out more about longevity and what it takes for humans to live longer. So he gathered 1,500 boys and girls with exceptional IQ’s to join his aging project.  He and his associates kept an eye on...

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How to Protect Seniors from Identity Theft

Seniors are becoming the target of more identity theft every year.  In 2012, seniors made over 52,000 complaints to the Federal Trade Commission about their identities being stolen.  The thieves prey on those who have good credit, little debt, and leave themselves unprotected.  Unfortunately,...

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