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Posted on: December 29 2014

(Original Post: http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/850491/5-anti-aging-new-years-resolutions-for-seniors) The New Year means new starts, and that typically involves making New Year’s resolutions. While the old-faithful standbys still exist, adults over the age of 65 can greatly benefit from making healthy resolutions – especially those that help prevent illness and injury. Here are five New Year’s resolutions that will keep you feeling young and vibrant. Here are five resolutions that we recommend for seniors entering the new year: Participate in cognitive health activities Mental health is an important aspect of health that we tend to overlook...

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Helping an Elderly Parent Enjoy the Holidays

Posted on: December 22 2014

by Marie Stegner The holiday season is such a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. But sometimes for the elderly, the holiday season can be depressing, stressful, and sometimes confusing if their physical, emotional, and at times, mental needs are not addressed. As a nurse, I have seen many elderly patients become depressed during the holidays. But as a grandchild of a 97 year old grandmother with restricted mobility, I see it happen at every holiday celebration. For many seniors, including my grandmother, the holidays serve as a reminder of those that have passed on and how lonely...

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Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Posted on: December 15 2014

By Greta Macaire, R.D. The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. Over a lifetime, holiday weight gain can really add up. The holidays don't have to mean weight gain. Focus on a healthy balance of food, activity, and fun. By implementing a few simple tips you can stay healthy through the holiday season.

Ten Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating ...

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CHEER Plan for Managing the Holidays with Aging Parents

Posted on: December 08 2014

from:  APlaceForMom.com The fall and winter holidays mean different things to different people, but for most of us, from evangelist to agnostic, they are very much about family. We’re likely to see our aging parents and relatives over the holidays, and if our parents are lonely, or beginning to have trouble living independently, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time. If we approach this time with our parents with both a positive and proactive attitude, we can make our visit joyful for all.

The CHEER Plan

The CHEER plan...

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December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted on: December 01 2014

United Nations' (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3 to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide.

What do people do?

People from many countries worldwide participate in various ways to promote the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Events may include art exhibitions promoting artwork by people with disabilities. Other events take the form of protests to highlight the difficulties disabled people have in playing a full role in society.

Public life

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a global observance and not a public...

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Senior Citizens and the Risks of Pleural Mesothelioma

Posted on: November 24 2014

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people between the ages of 65 to 74 are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year more than any other age group, with pleural mesothelioma being the most common form of the disease. This is largely due to two main factors: the long latency period of mesothelioma and the fact that many senior citizens once worked at job sites where asbestos was heavily used prior to strict regulations. Asbestos exposure is the most common reason that mesothelioma develops. Jobs Associated with High Asbestos Use Unfortunately, countless industries once relied on asbestos for its...

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Successful Holiday Travels & Visits with a Loved One with Dementia

Posted on: November 17 2014

from the Alzheimer's Reading Room  Good Times Can Roll On: Successful Holiday Travels & Visits Keeping your loved one involved and in touch with friends and family during special celebrations and holidays is important. Here are some tips to help you create moments of success while minimizing stress and tension. It’s a hectic time of the year

Caregivers and partners often experience physical & emotional exhaustion, especially during holidays Remember the rest of the family and if they offer to help, let them. They might want to help but not know what to...

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