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Posts tagged with “senior health”

Exercise Can Help Ward Off Frailty

In a women's study released in 2009, researchers at Columbia and Johns Hopkins Universities discovered the important role activity plays in the fight against frailty and shed new light on what causes the condition.

Depression, Heart Disease, Diabetes…Could it be Low Vitamin D?

Depression can be a serious disease in older adults and the causes are often varied. Surprisingly simple solutions sometimes help counteract depression such as vitamin supplementation, according to research, and companionship. It's always important to first have a doctor's assessment to determine the causes of depression and the best course of action.

Exercise, Nutrition Important to Fighting Osteoporosis and Preventing Fall-Related Injuries

Osteoporosis is one of the most challenging of senior conditions, many times leading to bone fractures and breaks. That's why older adults should found out from their doctor how to prevent this condition and seek support when needed.

Threat of Natural Disasters Calls for Preparedness Plan To Protect Seniors

Whether it's hurricanes, tornados, wildfires or floods, helping older adults – among the most vulnerable populations – should be a priority.

5 Steps to Improve a Senior’s Nutritional Health

A variety of issues, from medications and illnesses to memory problems and physical constraints, can jeopardize a senior's ability to maintain a balanced diet. Seniors may find grocery shopping difficult, feel uncomfortable in the kitchen or lack the skills necessary to maintain a well-balanced diet.

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