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How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Appointments

The relationship between an older adult and their primary care physician is important. While most seniors understand that, some are frustrated at the limited time they have to ask their doctor questions. Physicians’ calendars are often packed, which can make it difficult to have all of your concerns fully addressed.

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What Are the Dimensions of Wellness in Aging?

Living a long and healthy life takes conscious effort. That effort is often referred to in terms of the dimensions of wellness. While experts have varying ideas on the number of dimensions and their names, they typically agree on six core factors.

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How Humidity Can Impact Blood Pressure

It’s no secret that weather can trigger a flare-up of some health conditions. Osteoarthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are two examples. But some people aren’t aware of one danger associated with weather: the impact of high humidity on blood pressure.

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The Fight to Protect Our Seniors Expands

Aging advocates have long suspected elder abuse was more widespread than popular surveys suggested. It turns out, they were right. Not only is elder abuse more common than previously reported, it is on the rise. So much so that the United States federal government recently launched a task force to better protect our seniors.

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How Senior Friendships Promote Healthy Aging

Many of the factors that play a role in healthy aging are commonly known: exercising, eating a balanced diet, and getting seven to eight hours of quality sleep per night. Each is important at every stage in life. For older adults, friendships also play a role. Having a strong, supportive circle of friends might help you live a longer, healthier life.

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How Exercise Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's

If a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, you might wonder if you are at risk for developing it too. That is understandable if you’ve watched while someone you love struggles with this disease.

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How to Keep Your Immune System Strong after 60

With aging comes change in the body’s immunity. The body’s defense system doesn’t work as well as it did in younger days. Fortunately, there are steps older adults can take to compensate for the immune system’s decline. It’s important to do so to protect yourself from viruses and other health conditions.

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Decluttering and Downsizing for Better Mental Health

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo has made a lot of headlines. Her commitment to decluttering and downsizing has caught the attention of many people who are overwhelmed with life. Kondo’s approach is to eliminate items in your house that don’t spark joy.

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