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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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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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Heart Disease In Women: Risk Factors And Preventive Measures

Many seniors may know that heart disease is a condition that impacts an alarming number of older adults throughout the U.S. However, not many realize how prevalent the disease really is. According to the Heart Foundation, it accounts for the deaths of more than 785,000 people every year. Seniors become more susceptible to the various forms of cardiovascular disease as their bodies age. In fact, older women in particular are vulnerable to the illness.

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Stroke Found To Age The Brain 8 Years

A new study shares insight into the devastating effects of a stroke on the brain: it can be equivalent to instantly aging by nearly eight years. These findings show that stroke prevention is one of the greatest ways to reduce a person’s risk of cognitive decline as the two are closely linked.

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Is Drinking Harmful to the Elderly Heart?

We’ve all heard that a glass of wine a day may keep your heart healthy, but a new study in the journal Circulation shows that once you get older, even a couple of drinks might prove damaging to a healthy heart. A woman’s heart is even more prone to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, the resulting condition in which the heart’s structure becomes severely affected by alcohol.

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Good Grades May Mean a Lower Chance of Alzheimer’s

While most memory loss studies revolve around studying people who already have dementia or Alzheimer’s, a new study from the Karolinksa Institute takes it back to elementary school in an article recently covered in TIME. In fact, excelling in grade school is perhaps one of the most important factors in protecting against memory loss later on in life, according to the study’s findings.

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3 Weekly Activities To Boost Heart Health

Heart health is a crucial component to maintaining physical wellness as people age. Adults become more vulnerable to heart disease the older they get. The American Heart Foundation noted that 1 in 3 Americans die from heart disease, the majority of whom are over 50 years old. Seniors should get in the habit of performing activities that improve their heart health.

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5 Tips For Seniors Trying To Quit Smoking

Smoking is a lifestyle habit that can lead to several life-threatening diseases. As this has become a well-known fact, an increasing number of people are trying to give up the habit. However, according to the American Cancer Society, more than 42 million adults smoked in 2012, highlighting the large number of people who continue to put their lives at risk. These adults can turn to tips from physicians and those who succeeded at quitting as they try to stop smoking.

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