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Practicality And Fun for Seniors

In Great Britain and Japan, playgrounds are being built for seniors. In Manchester, United Kingdom, seniors can use low impact exercise equipment in Dam Head Public Park. In Japan, with birthrates falling and the numbers of senior citizens increasing, underused … Continue reading

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The Aging Brain

A large body of research about aging tells us that as we cross the threshold into middle age, neural connections that receive, process and transmit information can weaken from age and disuse. It may take us longer to learn new … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Shingles Vaccine in Seniors

The shingles vaccine works, but it works better for those under 70 years old, according to a new evidence review from The Cochrane Library. Shingles, which originates from the same virus as the childhood disease chickenpox, is painful and can … Continue reading

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Elderly and Medications

 A commonly prescribed class of drugs may cause elderly patients to slow down both mentally and physically, researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine have found. Drugs in the anticholingeric family prevent the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from binding to nerve … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Can Help Elderly Sleep Better

Elderly adults who practice tai chi sleep better than those who do not, according to a study conducted by researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles, and published in the journal Sleep. Researchers … Continue reading

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Vitamin D is Beneficial

Researchers from Wake Forest University (WFU) in North Carolina recently completed a study on the physical health of seniors in relation to their vitamin D levels. The study revealed that seniors with the highest vitamin D levels had far better … Continue reading

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Exercise Can Help Elderly With Dementia

(NaturalNews) Elderly dementia patients who exercise regularly have better mental and physical health than those who do not, according to the findings of two recent studies. In the first study, conducted by researchers from Dong-Eui University in Busan, South Korea, … Continue reading

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Yogurt Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

The benefits of consuming probiotic-rich yogurt extend a whole lot further than just promoting digestive health, according to a new study presented at a recent medical conference in Washington, D.C. It turns out that people who regularly eat yogurt as … Continue reading

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Seniors and Flu Shot

The flu season is upon us and you may be wondering whether or not you should get vaccinated. Recent evidence would suggest that flu shots aren′t very effective, especially for those most at risk – the elderly. These are the … Continue reading

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Stages of Alzeimer’s Disease

The National Alzheimer’s Association has developed a very useful tool, or “staging system,” to use as a frame of reference when coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The organization, however, will be the first to tell you that people are not programmed … Continue reading

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