New Research on Probiotics and Bone Health

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I have good news for anyone who enjoys probiotic foods…  Your bones may be stronger for it! As you may know, probiotics are helpful bacteria that boost your immune system, guard your gut against harmful invaders, and more. You can find them in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir (fermented milk), and even pickles.  And new research reveals a certain probiotic strain may help protect against bone loss. Swedish scientists reported their surprising findings in the Journal of Internal Medicine. It was the first-ever human study of this particular probiotic’s effects on bone density…  A First-Of-Its-Kind Investigation The scientists followed 70

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Life Changes to Make When Over 50

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As we age, life changes. And instead of resisting it, remember that you can’t move forward if you are stuck in the past. By this point in life, most of us have a system in place, a way to manage bills, family, commitments, and responsibilities. But what if those methods are no longer working for you? Healthy adjustments can be made at every age. Talk through your concerns with personal counselor and decide what is important. Shedding Clutter and Making Life Changes When people are building their lives in their 20s and 30s they are acquiring the things they need.

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3 Super Useful Summer Tips for Seniors

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Summer tips for seniors can be a practical reminder for staying safe, healthy, and happy as the temperatures soar. Whether you like to stay active, enjoy local tourist activities, or take a road trip, the following tips will help you enjoy the hotter months. 1. Hydrate (with personalized flavors) You’ve probably heard this before: During the summer months, make sure you drink extra water. It’s sound advice, as the human body must stay hydrated to stay healthy. By the time you feel thirsty, you’re already in a state of dehydration. Your fluid intake does not have to be extreme—just consistent.

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Getting Good Sleep fights Alzheimers

Getting Good Sleep fights Alzheimers

Recent studies have shown that getting plenty of quality sleep can help prevent or slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s. It is a well-known fact that sleeping is necessary for proper brain health as it gives the organ an opportunity to rest and recharge. But did you know that while you are sleeping, the brain also processes memories and thoughts from the day? And because Alzheimer’s is a memory loss disease, one can see how the lack of quality sleep might affect your brain negatively. Getting Good Sleep fights Alzheimers  What links sleep and Alzheimer’s disease is a formation of protein

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What Kind of Doctor Treats Dementia?

What Kind of Doctor Treats Dementia?

  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch-Gkh4UxKc[/embed] Though many primary care physicians are able to make an initial diagnosis of dementia and provide basic care for memory-impairing diseases, working with a specialist in brain disorders and taking advantage of the physician’s more extensive experience is a necessity for more thorough treatment. According to Dr. Piero G. Antuono, Silverado Brookfield Medical Director, those seeking the most thorough treatment and care of dementia are best served by consulting doctors with formal training and experience in geriatrics, neurology or psychiatry. What Kind of Doctor Treats Dementia? Geriatrician A geriatric physician is a doctor that specializes in working with older

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Losing Sleep? “Pink Noise” Might Be the Answer

Losing Sleep? “Pink Noise” Might Be the Answer

Poor sleep habits are a common problem among elderly adults. Up to 40% of older Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder, which include trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, and a range of related problems. Research has shown that sleeping quality worsens as we age, and many older adults pay the price, faced with daily fatigue and an increased risk of health issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and memory problems. Losing Sleep? “Pink Noise” Might Be the Answer Medical professionals recommend a range of strategies to seniors who struggle with sleep disorders, including reduced caffeine

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The Body-Mind Connection

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The body-mind connection is powerful. How you think can affect how feel physically. And how your body feels can impact your thoughts and emotions. Do you have thoughts that are making you feel bad about yourself? Both physically and emotionally? Leave your negative thoughts and concerns with personal counselor Kendall and get on with a happier and healthier life. Thoughts Impact Overall Health There are ways for your brain to boost your overall health. One of these is natural pain reducers, endorphins, which can help to trigger positive feelings. Endorphins are a powerful part of the brain’s reward system. They

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Talking to Senior Parents about Drugs

Talking to Senior Parents about Drugs

As our bodies age and the health we took for granted in our youth fades into cellular disruptions, disorders, diseases and chronic aches and pains, we turn to the wonders of drugs — prescription, over-the-counter, and vitamins and supplements. So much so, that by the time we are 60 and older, more than 76 percent of us use two or more prescription drugs and 37 percent use five or more, according to a 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. And that figure does not include over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements, which other studies indicate could easily double medication amounts.

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Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

Playing a board game is the perfect way to spend some time with the retirees. The variety of games allows for quality one on one time, as well as group fun with grandkids. Moreover, games are known to improve the health of the brain, which can prove to be a great tool in regard to the memory and logical thinking of seniors. And most importantly, this keeps seniors engaged, which reduces the dangers of senior isolation. Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees Here are the top 10 board games every retiree can enjoy: 1.  Bingo Top 10 Board Games for Active Retirees

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