What to Know About Health By 50, 60, 70

Essential skills to master by age and stage Staying healthy through your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond requires special attention after age 50. Here's what you should know at each age to stay healthy: What to Know About Health By 50, 60, 70 What to Know By: Age 50  By age 50, it's good to be aware of health problems that may slow you down and to be settling into a fitness routine you can sustain through your 50s. Take preventative tests. Soon after you turn 50, there are a few preventative tests you should take if you haven't already. These include a colonoscopy, a

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4 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Free from Back Pain

4 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Free from Back Pain

Back pain is an extremely common problem for people of all ages with an estimated 80% of Americans expected to experience it at some point in their lives. And unfortunately, this pain becomes even more likely when you are approaching your senior years. Which is bad news as persistent back pain can have a massive impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life. So, you need to box clever as you get older by making a few small lifestyle adjustments to keep your back healthy and happy. And the following 4 things will all help you to do

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CBD Oil Testimonies on Pain Relief

CBD products are a natural way to relieve pain without the use of opioids.  The testimonies below are from people who are using Medterra CBD products. Medterra CBD is produced from non-GMO hemp. Each batch is third-party lab tested and guaranteed to be free of contaminants. Each Medterra product is made with our 99%+ pure CBD isolate. Our products have absolutely zero THC and void of any psychoactive ingredients.  Medterra’s hemp is grown and extracted under the strict guidelines of the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. We are able to sell in all 50 states and internationally without

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20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

When accompanying a loved one on the journey of dementia, new and unfamiliar words are encountered almost daily. Understanding these words and phrases is essential to navigating the road ahead and ensuring that the best care possible is provided. 20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know The following list of 20 common dementia-related terms that caregivers and loved ones may find useful. Activities of daily living (often called ADLs):Personal care activities necessary for everyday living, such as eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and using the toilet. Alleles:One of the different forms of a gene that can exist at a single locus (spot on

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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry deeply rooted stigma forcing people with a mental health challenge to suffer in silence. Stigma, a sensation that something is shameful. Mental Health Resources A 2014 study by the NIH (National Institute of Health) found significant differences between the stigma about seeking help for mental conditions felt by those in isolated rural areas compared to urban dwellers. Older rural residents with mental illness associate seeking help with a sign of weakness or an inability to be self-reliant. The Centers for Disease Control says depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal

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Exercise Tips for Seniors

How Often to Exercise Exercise routines should be done according to a doctor’s plans, keeping the physical and mental health of the patient in mind. All routines recommend at least one hour of daily physical activity for senior adults, though often specific exercise regimens will include rest days where you should remain active but refrain from that particular exercise. These rest days allow the muscles to heal themselves for improved performance over time, and while some highly intensive programs may only require one rest day, other programs may require multiple rest days. Make sure to follow the regimen that is

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How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia?

How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia?

The research speaks for itself -- learning new skills and keeping the brain active are among the tools with the best chance of slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Ongoing social connectivity and cognitive exercises are some of the pillars of Nexus at Silverado, a specially designed program that uses clinical findings to help slow the progression of dementia. One of the newest and most recent programs to be put into action is the American Sign Language program at the Silverado Aspen Park memory care community. How is Sign Language Helping People with Dementia? The inspiration for the program came

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Health

Alzheimer’s Disease and Cardiovascular Health

Alzheimer’s is a growing disease that currently affects an estimated 5.5 million Americans. This number is expected to climb because of the growing number of individuals living far longer than in any previous generation. Although longer life expectancy is a sign of a healthier and better cared for population, it is also an indicator that diseases which afflict the elderly will become more prevalent as the population ages. 10% of individuals older than 65 are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, and two-thirds of these are women. These rates are also far higher in Hispanic and African American, although researchers do not

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What to Look For In An Exercise Class Or Routine

Improvements in physical and psychological health can lead to some significant benefits in other areas of an older person’s life, especially by prolonging their ability to live independently. In turn, this greater independence helps to maintain physical and mental health. In short, the effects of exercise are more holistic than even some doctors realize, and remembering this can keep you motivated as you begin your exercise routine. Once you’re clear about what you’re after and what you should avoid, it’s time choose an exercise routine. Here are some aspects to consider: Timing — Health experts recommend that older adults exercise on

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