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Talk with Your Parent About Driving

Has your elderly parent had a few auto accidents lately?  Perhaps a new medical condition has you concerned that they are behind the wheel?  Whatever the reason, having the conversation about having a senior hand over his keys is difficult.  Here are some ways...

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How to Reduce Medication Errors

Nearly a quarter of all seniors make a mistake with their medications.  That mistake can be very serious if it has to do with dosage or confusion with strong medicines.  Here are some tips to prevent seniors from making dangerous medication errors: 1. Make a...

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Healthy Living One Day at a Time  

Want to lead a healthier life but just don’t know where to begin?  Dedicate one day to well-being and see the benefits.  A few small changes will make a world of difference.  1. Drink more water.  Our bodies need water for many functions and getting...

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Eating Oranges Boosts Health

Last month we talked about the benefits of eating green. Now here are some advantages of eating orange! Not only are oranges delicious but they also provide many nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy.  We all know that they have high levels of Vitamin...

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Con Artists Target Seniors

You’ve just won $25,000!  Just send $200 and buy a worthless trinket.  It’s all worth it for the prize, right? Exploitation schemes targeting the elderly are a multi-billion dollar business.  Nearly 7% of seniors will fall prey to these ploys.  The best way to...

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4 Tips on Getting Better Sleep

Have you had too many nights when you are awake at 3 a.m., staring at your ceiling fan?  Well, you’re not alone.  Nearly 30% of the population has some form of insomnia.  But don’t pop a sleeping pill just yet.  Here are some suggestions to help you get...

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Think about Your Future

As the senior population in the United States reaches 25% of the total population, we are seeing more seniors who are not thinking about the future.  Even the people in the over-65 crowd who are in good health are still not preparing themselves.  What...

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Special Nutrients to Boost Eye Health

Age-related macular degeneration the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in seniors.  This condition gradually destroys the part of the eye that provides sharp central vision. However, studies show that seniors can reduce their risk of this disease by 25% if they begin...

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