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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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Overcoming Awkward Feelings and Talking About Money with a Parent

Over the years, you and your parents have probably had a few awkward conversations. One particularly difficult topic is finances—and it’s a subject adult children often put off discussing with their parents. It can be an uncomfortable conversation, especially if you grew up in a family that didn’t talk about money very much.

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The Benefits of a Furry Friend for Seniors with Alzheimer's

April 11 is National Pet Day! This is a day to recognize the role pets play in all of our lives. Furry, feathered, and finned friends offer companionship, emotional support, and health benefits ranging from lower rates of depression to reduced anxiety.

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