Gentle Yoga for Seniors

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Seniors interested in yoga may want to skim the study “Yoga for Healthy Aging: Science or Hype?” in the journal Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research. It points out that there are now numerous, well-designed studies that attest to yoga’s ability to not only prevent cognitive decline but also positively impact balance, cellular aging, mental …
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The Benefits of Music Therapy for Dementia

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“The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune,” advises an Irish proverb. While many suggest it’s a reminder that things often grow better with age, it can also indicate that seniors have a larger assortment of unique memories that are just waiting to be shared. That’s part of what makes dementia so cruel. By causing …
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Exercise and Aging: How Exercise Can Help You Age Well

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Have you ever heard that you’re only as old as you feel? It may sound like one of those old cliches, but there’s a lot of truth to it. Just ask seniors who understand the ways that exercise and aging intersect. What Do I Need to Know About Exercise and Aging to Age Well? Wouldn’t …
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Simple Games for Dementia Patients

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“Life is more fun when you play games!” Roald Dahl may be best known as a writer of young adult literature, but this quote is true for people of any age. These simple games for dementia patients can bring joy and companionship to your time together. Have Fun with These Simple Games for Dementia Patients …
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Nutrition Tips for Seniors

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By the time you reach your sunset years, you’ve likely seen quite a few shifts in the way society talks about nutrition. You might remember fads like the “Grapefruit Diet” in the ’70s, the “Liquid Diet” in the ’80s, the low-fat craze in the ’90s, and the Atkins Diet in the ’00s. Depending on the …
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The Importance of Managing Stress

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Stress is not inherently a bad thing. That mental strain can help you push forward, meet life’s daily challenges, and strive for your goals. A healthy dose of stress may make you smarter, healthier, and happier than you might have been otherwise. After all, if you were entirely relaxed, you might just let life pass …
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Florida Wildlife 101

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If you’ve always dreamt about retiring in the Sunshine State, what images come to mind when you imagine your future in Florida? Perhaps you picture gorgeous sunsets on a beach with glittering waves. Maybe you think about palm trees swaying outside your window. Or perhaps you focus on the food: delicious orange juice, fresh seafood, …
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Indoor Gardening Ideas for Seniors

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Gardening outdoors is lovely when the weather cooperates, but there are many circumstances in which it’s less than ideal: during the sweltering days of summer, when the mosquitos come out to play, when local wildlife decides to chomp on your carefully nursed plants . . . Plus, when you garden indoors, you don’t have to …
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How to Stay Cool in Florida

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It’s easy to understand why so many people flock to Florida in their sunset years: an abundance of sunny days, mild winters, affordability, tax benefits, outdoor activities, plenty of resources for retirees, and much more. But summers in Florida are undeniably hot. Actually, spring and fall are often quite balmy as well! So if you’re planning to …
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Symptoms to Look for After a Fall

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When you’re in your golden years, you know that taking fall safety seriously is essential. You may see a lot of information about fall prevention, but do you know what to do after a fall occurs? Learn the symptoms to look for after a fall, so you can seek medical attention if you need it.
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