Category Archives: Health and Fitness

13 Ways Seniors Can Have a Healthier Brain

You probably know how important it is to get regular physicals and dental checkups to make sure your body is in tip-top shape, but how about your brain? Is your brain as strong as it could be? Our brain health is critically important at any age, but it’s especially important to maintain and strengthen as…
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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke? Think FAST

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone you care for was experiencing a stroke, would you know how to spot the signs? There’s now an easy way to remember the signs of a stroke, and it’s called F.A.S.T. Here’s what F.A.S.T. stands for, according to the National Stroke Association: F: Face. Ask the person…
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How Eye Exams May Help Detect Alzheimer’s Disease

One common problem with Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosing it. By the time many who have it are diagnosed, it’s too late to help. However, in the future, a certain type of eye exam may be able to detect Alzheimer’s disease even in its earliest stages, according to emerging research within ophthalmology. In one study published…
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National Sleep Awareness Week Is This Month: Are You Sleeping Enough?

How’s your sleep going? Many people in the U.S. don’t get enough quality sleep, and that’s one reason why National Sleep Awareness Week, which was held this month from March 10th to 16th, is so important. Sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation, this year’s theme has been “Begin With Sleep,” and it highlights the importance…
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Heart-Healthy Tips for Caregivers

Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day aren’t the only holidays in February. Did you know that February also is American Heart Month? That means it’s an important month to improve your heart health. If you’re a caregiver for an aging and/or sick family member, it can be easy to neglect your heart health. However, it’s even…
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