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How Can Seniors Increase Muscle Strength in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on February 11, 2019
How Can Seniors Increase Muscle Strength in Tucson, AZ

Existing health conditions, a sedentary lifestyle, and certain daily habits can diminish strength as people get older. Fortunately, there are some things your elderly loved one can do to maintain strength during the golden years. Consume Plenty of Calcium and Vitamin D As people age, …

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Expressing Gratitude for Caregivers on National Caregivers Day in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on February 4, 2019
Expressing Gratitude for Caregivers on National Caregivers Day in Tucson, AZ

Family caregivers deserve praise and recognition all year long, but National Caregivers Day brings their hard work and dedication to the forefront of everyone’s minds. If you’re unsure of how to honor the caregiver in your life this year, don’t worry. This list gives you …

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How Often Should Aging Adults See Their Doctors in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 28, 2019
How Often Should Aging Adults See Their Doctors in Tucson, AZ

Maintaining regular doctor visits allows a physician to check your elderly loved one’s current health and compare the results with past visits. Seeing the doctor can lower the risk of many conditions or allow your loved one to receive early treatment that slows the progression …

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Expected Symptoms in the Last Stages of Alzheimer's in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 21, 2019
Expected Symptoms in the Last Stages of Alzheimer's in Tucson, AZ

Alzheimer’s affects millions of adults worldwide every year. However, the rate of disease progression varies from one senior to the next. Some may experience rapid cognitive decline within four years after receiving a diagnosis, while others have been known to live with Alzheimer’s for two …

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What Injuries Can Occur When a Senior Falls In Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 14, 2019
What Injuries Can Occur When a Senior Falls In Tucson, AZ

According to the National Institute on Aging, one in three seniors over the age of 65 falls each year. The increased risk of falling in the elderly may be due to a decrease in balance, eyesight, hearing, and reflexes that occurs due to age or …

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Amazing New Year's Resolutions for Older Adults in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on January 7, 2019
Amazing New Year's Resolutions for Older Adults in Tucson, AZ

Resolutions are timeless traditions for many people around the world. The plans can be fun and light or more serious and powerful commitments. Here are some healthy New Year’s resolutions your senior loved one can make to boost his or her mental, physical, and emotional …

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Foods Seniors with Parkinson's Should Avoid in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 24, 2018
Foods Seniors with Parkinson's Should Avoid in Tucson, AZ

When most family caregivers think about Parkinson’s treatments, they normally consider medications that can alleviate the tremors. However, the foods seniors eat can also have an impact on their overall health and level of Parkinson’s symptoms. In general, it’s important to eat healthy foods and …

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Hidden Signs of Heart Attack in Older Adults in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 17, 2018
Hidden Signs of Heart Attack in Older Adults in Tucson, AZ

Seniors who experience a heart attack don’t always display the obvious symptoms, such as sweating or chest pain, which is why so many aging adults have heart attacks without even knowing it. Here are some of the silent signs of a heart attack that family …

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Common Types of Dementia in Seniors in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 10, 2018
Common Types of Dementia in Seniors in Tucson, AZ

More than five million older adults in the United States are afflicted with dementia. Though Alzheimer’s is the most widely known disease process associated with causing dementia, there are a variety of disorders that also cause cognitive impairment. Here’s a look at some of the most …

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Balancing Problems in Seniors in Tucson, AZ
By Mark Schmidt, 9:00 am on December 3, 2018
Balancing Problems in Seniors in Tucson, AZ

According to the National Council on Aging, one in four Americans over the age of 65 fall each year, and every 19 minutes one of these seniors dies from a fall. Many of these falls are due to the following balance-related issues. 1. Benign Paroxysmal …

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