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Circulation in the Elderly & Cold Weather


Circulation: movement to and fro or around something, especially that of fluid in a closed system. Our circulatory system, or the cardiovascular system, permits blood to circulate throughout the body. It also transports nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide, blood cells and hormones to and from the cells of our body to provide nourishment. As we age, t...
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Osteoporosis: What You Can Do Now


Did you know that one in three women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture? That is quite a few women affected by this disease. While most often associated with women, osteoporosis also affects men. One in five men over the age of 50 will also suffer some kind of osteoporotic fracture.What is Osteoporosis?The definition of ost...
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Why Hydration for the Elderly is So Important


Water is vital to life, no matter how old we. As humans, our bodies are made of 60% water. Our various organs (heart, brain, kidneys and skin) are also composed of mostly water. Even our bones are 31% water!We know that hydration is important during the warmer summer months. This is especially vital to the elderly population because their body wate...
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Happy Older Americans Month!


Every May, we celebrate Older Americans Month. The Administration for Community Living leads this annual recognition of our senior generation. For 2019, the theme is "Connect, Create, Contribute". Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrich...
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Macular degeneration is the number cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans (that's more than glaucoma and cataracts combined!). You may have heard of macular degeneration, or even the wet vs. dry conditions of this disease, as well as age-related macular degeneration.As February is dedicated to educating the public on "Age-Re...
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors


The Midwest is caught in the throes of what meteorologists call a polar vortex. Temperatures are dangerously low, so much so that experts warn again even open your mouth while outdoors. While the sub-zero temperatures are the main concern right now, winter poses plenty of risks to elderly seniors. The cold weather, snow, and ice are all ingredients...
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