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3 Ways To Get More Fiber In Your Diet

Fiber is an essential part of your diet, but do you know if you're getting enough of this nutrient? Here's what seniors need to know about proper fiber intake and a few ways that you can sneak more of it into your daily meals.

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New Drug Offers Hope To Alzheimer's Disease Patients

There could be a new combination of medications that can help treat people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. While the findings are still in their preliminary stages, they may be just the glimmer of hope that many families affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia need.

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4 No-Cook Meals For Hot Summer Days

When it's the middle of the summer and the temperature creeps up above 90 degrees, chances are that the last thing you want to do is fire up your oven or stove. Unfortunately, this likely means your go-to meals are out of the question. Don't worry, though! There are plenty of nutritious and tasty no-cook meals that are perfect for hot summer days.

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3 Activities For Seniors Experiencing Joint Pain

As the body ages and joints grow weaker due to wear and tear, adults are frequently impacted by joint and muscle pain. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explained that around 5.2 million people are affected by arthritis throughout the U.S. alone. Although conditions like these can make staying active difficult, it's important that seniors are choosing exercises that ensure they're maintaining a healthy lifestyle without causing further damage to their joints. 

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Give Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s A Chance To Thrive

I live in a high rise building downtown and when I feel motivated, I make my way to the 9th floor. On the ninth floor lies a beautiful outdoor pool, sauna, grill…and yes, the gym. There’s always some kind of excitement happening on the ninth floor, but one day, a few months ago, it was eerily quiet.

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Try These 3 Apps To Help Organize Your Medication

The majority of older adults living in the U.S. have been diagnosed with at least one chronic condition that requires regular medication. In fact, according to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, 92 percent of the 43.1 million adults aged 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, while 77 percent have more than one. Taking the proper medication as directed by the doctor is crucial to managing these illnesses. However, medical nonadherence continues to be a major problem throughout the country. Seniors should consider downloading smartphone applications to assist them in taking their prescriptions on time.

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Sunrise of Lincoln Park, IL, Adopts Community Pet Howie!

Many people often express how when they save a pet through adoption, it’s the pet that actually “saved” them. Residents at Sunrise of Lincoln Park, IL, can agree! Their new pet, Howie, went from needing one loving owner to now having an entire community of residents caring for him. Howie originally came to Chicago’s Anti-Cruelty Society from Tennessee through the Rescue Waggin’ program, which relocates homeless pets from shelters to loving homes.  He can now be found wandering around the community with residents, team members and family members. Howie also gets along great with visitors. Some of his favorite hobbies include begging for belly rubs, taking long naps and showing his affection.

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Research Shows Lack Of Sleep Impacts Heart Health

Most people know that failing to get the proper amount of sleep impacts their ability to function efficiently throughout the following day. However, a lack of sleep also has the potential to cause more serious health problems for adults, especially seniors, whose bodies become more vulnerable to illnesses as they grow older. New research shows that poor sleep can have negative impacts on heart health. 

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