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It’s Medicare Enrollment Season: Take Advantage of Potential Savings

It’s Medicare enrollment season—have you reviewed your Medicare plan to make sure you have the best-priced plan? Every year from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has what’s called an open enrollment period for Medicare. During this time, you can change your Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage…
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8 Gift Ideas for Seniors This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays! Have you thought yet about the right gift to give your senior loved ones? There are a few tried-and-true ideas as well as some gifts that seem particularly relevant in 2020. Here’s a roundup of a few ideas that will make your senior loved one smile this holiday season: 1. A customized mask.…
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What Are the Different Forms of Dementia?

When someone talks about a loved one or acquaintance with memory loss and confusion, they may typically say that the person has Alzheimer’s disease. However, did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is actually just one form of memory loss? Although Alzheimer’s is the most common type of memory loss, it’s not the only one. Alzheimer’s…
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Why Does Alzheimer’s Disease Affect More Women Than Men?

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s, which is a form of dementia, affects about 5.5 million Americans, according to the National Institute on Aging. Most of those who have it are age 65 or older, and about two-thirds of them are women. In fact, women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop…
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Why Are Seniors More Likely to Experience Malnutrition?

Malnutrition Awareness Week took place on Oct. 5 to 9, so this is a great time of year to shine a spotlight on senior malnutrition. Seniors are often disproportionately affected by malnutrition. Why is that? Here are a few of the reasons: 1. Seniors often experience a loss of appetite due to a slowing metabolism.…
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4 Vitamins and Minerals Needed by Seniors

As you get older, your body’s need for certain vitamins and minerals change. This can happen for several reasons: Your metabolism slows down, so you may have less of an appetite. This can affect your nutrition.Food may taste different—in particular, sweet and salty flavors are the first to diminish with age. This can change what…
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