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Can Exercise Help Manage Early Parkinson's Symptoms?

April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a time designated to shine a light on a neurological disorder that affects more than one million people in the United States. Men older than 60 and adults with a family history of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are at higher risk for the disease.

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What is an Elder Law Attorney?

Older adults face different legal and financial concerns than younger adults do. From exploring the feasibility of a move to a senior living community to knowing how to preserve assets, elder law issues can be quite complex. Finding an attorney that you feel confident understands these challenges can take some time and research.

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6 Tips to Help Prevent Melanoma in a Senior

You may not be surprised to learn that skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. Research shows that one person dies of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, every hour.

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10 Ways for Seniors to Go Green in Honor of Earth Day

Earth Day’s roots date back to April 1970, when people around the world took to the streets to raise awareness about smog prevention. At the time, there was growing evidence linking this type of air pollution to developmental delays in children.

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How to Conduct a Kitchen Safety Audit for a Senior Loved One

Kitchens are often the heart of our homes. We gather there to prepare meals, sort mail, and enjoy a cup of morning coffee while reading the newspaper. The average family spends over 175 hours each month in the kitchen. Older adults are no exception, especially once they are retired and have more leisure time.

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4 Ways to Safely Dispose of Old Medications

Spring is a great time to clean and de-clutter your house before the busy days of summer begin. If you are making plans to deep clean your home or help an older loved one tidy up theirs, make sure you add cleaning out the medicine cabinet to your list.

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Celebrate Service: How Volunteerism Promotes Senior Health

April 15 is the start of National Volunteer Week. Sponsored every year by the Points of Light Foundation, it’s a week designated to recognize the contributions of volunteers to our society. Volunteers play an important role in many organizations, but research actually shows that older adults who volunteer receive just as many benefits as they give.

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A Heart-Smart Diet: Fat, Sugar, and the Conflicting Reports on Eating Well

The obesity rate in our country has reached epidemic status. In fact, health experts say the numbers are “astronomical.” As the number of people—young and old—who meet the clinical definition of obesity continues to climb, so too does the rate of heart disease. That’s no coincidence.

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