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Why Exercise for Seniors is Essential

Why Exercise for Seniors is Essential

There is no better time to exercise than when you’re older. Exercise for seniors is essential for good health. Although many older people know the importance of physical fitness, it is estimated that about 85 percent fail to exercise on a regular basis.  They don’t do... » Read More
The Stress of the Long Distance Caregiver

The Stress of the Long Distance Caregiver

Being a long way from your parents can be stressful as they continue to age. Sara lives three hours a way from her father, Rick, who was widowed several years ago. Until recently, the distance between father and daughter was not a problem.  Ever since her mother had... » Read More
Falls and Fractures

Falls and Fractures

A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. A broken bone might not sound awful. But, for older people, a break can be the start of more... » Read More
10 Types of Meds That Can Cause Insomnia

10 Types of Meds That Can Cause Insomnia

The older you are, the more likely you are to have insomnia — a disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep or both. Older adults wake up more frequently during the night, wake up earlier and are more likely to report feeling unrested on awakening.... » Read More

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