Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

Should You Take A TB Test?

tuberculosis bacteria

Have you ever been tested for tuberculosis (TB)? TB typically spreads through the air when someone infected speaks, sneezes, or coughs. It generally damages the lungs but can also attack other body parts. While TB doesn’t seem to be much of an issue in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world, it turns…

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Inactivity And Diabetes: A Dangerous Pair

Inactivity and Diabetes in Seniors Does the importance of being active change as you age? Apparently. At least when it comes to prediabetic overweight adults between the ages of 65 to 73. That’s the figures a group of researchers, led by Chris McGlory, studied. They asked 12 men and 10 women to reduce their number…

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Tips For Visiting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

You might find it hard to visit your grandmother, neighbor, or uncle in a nursing home. Your loved one may be in advanced stages of dementia, and it’s painful to see them that way. If they can no longer even communicate, you might wonder if visiting even makes a difference. At Delmar Nursing and Rehab,…

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Manage Hearing Loss in Seniors

Everyone kind of assumes hearing loss is a normal part of aging. And it is: around two-thirds of seniors aged 70 and older have some form of reduced hearing ability. As we age, the tiny hairs in the inner ear start dying off. These hairs are responsible for picking up sound waves and sending them…

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Mood Swings In Seniors

“Like all of us, we have pretty serious mood swings.” – Josh Silver During the course of a given day, you may not notice, but your mood tends to shift. In the morning, you may feel refreshed and cheerful and as the day continues, some somberness may set in. Other shifts may be less subtle,…

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Nuts For Your Heart

“I like juices and antioxidants. I’m a health nut” – Trudie Styler What’s a Nut Good For? As almost any other nutrition item, nuts have been put to the health test: are they for your health? Aside from home remedies and intuition, we now have hard-science that tells us an astounding yes! In a study…

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Drying Up: Elderly Chronic Dehydration

Dehydration means that the body is giving out more fluid than it is taking in. As we age, our thirst signals work slower, making it harder for seniors to realize they need to drink. Coupled with the fact that their kidneys have a harder time retaining fluid, seniors are more prone to chronic dehydration. Other…

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Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is a mental exercise that helps you reach a higher level of awareness. Forms of meditation include deep breathing, repeating a mantra, and mindfulness. While meditation is very common among Eastern religions, it isn’t inherently religious. It’s simply the act of quieting your mind to reach new levels of awareness. A growing body of…

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NEW VACCINE IS 90% EFFECTIVE AGAINST SHINGLES

The CDC recently endorsed the new shingles vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline. Approved by the FDA last October, the vaccine consists of two doses to be administered 2-6 months apart. The CDC recommends adults aged 50 years and older get the new vaccine. The vaccine’s brand name is Shingrix. It is marketed to replace the existing…

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Assisted Living Provider Benefits from $40 million USDA investment

An assisted living facility and long term care provider in Pennsylvania will use a $40 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a 123-unit assisted living facility and a 10- to 15-bed memory care unit. Assisted Living: Funding The project is one of 97 funded in 2017 through the Community Facilities Direct Loan…

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