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Take a Stand Against Falls

Take a Stand Against Falls

When retirees experience an accidental fall, it is common for them to try to hide it or downplay the seriousness. Too many people falsely believe that if they are upfront about their accidental falls that someone else will try to limit their independence. In fact, it’s a declining ability for safe gait and fear of
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In Good Odor

In Good Odor

Someday doctors may be able to screen for Alzheimer’s using a simple scratch and sniff test, according to two Columbia University studies. Dr. William Kreisl, a neurologist at Columbia University, and a team of researchers studied 84 people in their 60s and 70s, including 58 with memory problems indicative of early Alzheimer’s. Participants took the
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Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

Staying Socially Active Wards Off Disability

The importance of staying physically active throughout life and the health benefits it brings has long been documented, but what about social activities? Research from the Rush University Medical Center finds that retirees who report a high level of social activity are twice as likely to remain disability free involving activities of daily living. This
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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

The American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and a top cause of disability in the United States. Ischemic strokes are the most common type and occur when a blood clot stops up a blood vessel or artery to the brain. These account for 87 percent of all strokes.
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Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

Best Exercises for Staying Healthy and Independent

As we age, it is important to take part in physical activity to stay healthy and independent. There are so many benefits of exercising, from protecting us from diseases to boosting our mood. The National Institutes of Health recommends these four types of exercise to maximize those benefits.   Strength exercises – builds muscle, increases
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