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Care for Someone With Alzheimer’s? Watch for Sneaky Symptoms to Avoid the Hospital

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A hospital stay is tough on anyone but especially on people who have Alzheimer’s, as the Associated Press points out in a recent article. It’s hard for them to be in an unfamiliar environment with strangers coming in all the time. Yet people with dementia are hospitalized more than other adults, “often for preventable reasons... Read more

Stroke Victims May Benefit from Yoga, Study Suggests

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I have recently started attending yoga classes. I awkwardly shift from pose to pose my flexibility and balance being pushed and refined. Yoga is low impact and ideal for seniors, as a result there are senior yoga classes popping up everywhere. But what about stroke victims? A recent study suggests that yoga can help rehabilitate... Read more

The Hospital Classification That Will Cost You … and Why It’s So Popular

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As a Medicare recipient, if you’re classified as an “outpatient” during a hospital visit, you have to foot a lot more of the bill. Thank goodness Medicare covers those long inpatient stays. Except … outpatient stays, it turns out, have gotten longer and longer, a study released by Brown University found. Instead of admitting patients... Read more

Nordic Walking – Seniors Leading the Way in Health and Fitness

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One of the most important things you can do as you age is to stay active. Exercise strengthens the body and decreases the risk of falls for seniors. My senior neighbor stays active by walking her dog, attending water aerobics and pole walking. As my neighbor told me about pole walking and how much she... Read more

Bone-Healthy Vitamin D Helps Prevent Falls, Medical Board Says

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Want to prevent falls? Try vitamin D and exercise, new recommendations suggest. For the first time since 1996, the respected U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has updated their fall-prevention recommendations, according to Reuters. Of all the fall advice the USPSTF gives, perhaps the finding making the most news is that taking bone-healthy vitamin D may... Read more

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