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Caregiving May Not Be as Taxing to Your Health as Feared

Caregiving May Not Be as Taxing to Your Health as Feared

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being a family caregiver may not be as hazardous to your health as most people think, researchers say. Decades of research papers and media reports have warned that family caregivers are at risk for health declines. One suggested reason is that the stress of […]

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Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

Elder Abuse On the Rise in America

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As the American population ages, elder abuse rates are increasing, particularly among men, federal health officials reported Thursday. Between 2002 and 2016, the rate of assaults among men 60 and older jumped 75%, while it rose 35% among women between […]

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Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

Americans’ Pets Help Ease the Aging Process, Poll Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Richard McIntosh hadn’t had any pets since his childhood farm dogs, but then he started a relationship with a competitive dog trainer and found his life filled with Golden Retrievers. Now McIntosh, 59, of Cornelius, Ore., can’t imagine growing old […]

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Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

Health Tip: Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

(HealthDay News) — Every 11 seconds, an elderly person is taken to the hospital for a fall-related injury, says the U.S. National Council on Aging. Latest Senior Health News Though the number is staggering, most falls are preventable, the council says. The council encourages elderly people to: Find a balance and exercise program. Speak with […]

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Move More, Live Longer

Move More, Live Longer

Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re a couch potato, get moving. Your life could depend on it. Researchers say replacing 30 minutes a day of sitting with physical activity could cut your risk of premature death by nearly half. They examined 14 years of data on inactivity and […]

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Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off Disease

Attention, Seniors: Drink More Water and Head Off Disease

Latest Senior Health News THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. “So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration,” including urinary tract and respiratory infections, frequent falls and other problems, said study author […]

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Study Urges Seniors to Get Moving to Live Longer

Study Urges Seniors to Get Moving to Live Longer

Latest Senior Health News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Can you tell how long you’ll live? For seniors, how fit you are may offer a clearer forecast of life span than traditional markers such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking, a new study suggests. It included more than 6,500 people, […]

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Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

Poor Health Compounds Loneliness in Seniors

Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, March 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting older can be a lonely business, and a new survey shows that health problems only make matters worse. The online poll of more than 2,000 adults, aged 50 to 80, revealed that one in four said they feel isolated from other people at […]

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Health Tip: Elderly Companionship

Health Tip: Elderly Companionship

(HealthDay News) — Loneliness is a common source of stress among the elderly. Older men and women who have companionship live longer than those without, a recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests. Latest Senior Health News Figuring out how to prevent loneliness can be difficult, but companionship can take many forms. Those who can […]