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 health, and mobility. What about the potential for harm? Researchers say that yoga isn’t just ...
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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 it be great if there was a cure for aging? While there’s no magic pill ...
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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 Playing games with a loved one is a wonderful way to spend time together. Games ...
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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 decade, basic items like eggs and bread may have been embraced as part of a ...
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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 you by! But of course, we all know what it’s like when stress crashes down ...
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How to Talk to Someone with Dementia

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If you have a loved one with dementia, you may feel a little anxious about visiting them, especially if you’ve never known someone with the condition before now. Learning how to talk to someone with dementia may feel intimidating, but as long as you focus on making good memories together, you’ll have a wonderful time with the person you love.
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Signs of a Mini Stroke

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Mini strokes aren’t a small matter. While they don’t cause the damage that a full-fledged stroke can, there’s no reason to dismiss them. Because these events can serve as a warning sign that a stroke may be coming, being able to recognize the signs of a mini stroke has the potential to save lives.
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