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Heart-Friendly Recipes for People with High Blood Pressure

People can get high blood pressure from a variety of reasons like genetics, smoking or eating the wrong diet for too long – among other factors. Not managing this condition poses long-term health risks such as experiencing a stroke, getting blood clots and even developing dementia. However, eating right and staying physically active …
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Can I Afford an Independent Living Community?

When you’re ready to upgrade your living situation and join an independent living community, it’s common to worry about costs. There is a common misconception that such active living environments are unaffordable or unsustainable; however, making the switch to an all-inclusive independent living community can be the best choice for your overall happiness and …
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Tips for Visiting a Family Member with Dementia

If you have a family member with dementia, you may wonder how to handle visits. What should you say, and how should you behave? Are certain topics off limits? Dementia can affect individuals differently, but your relative likely will continue to appreciate visits by familiar people. Before you plan a visit, consider the …
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14 Surprising Foods to Help Seniors Fall Asleep

Sleep is one of the most important things you need for a healthy life. In fact, sleeping less than seven hours each night increases your risk of health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Getting quality, uninterrupted sleep boosts your immune system, gives you more energy and reduces your stress levels. However, even …
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How Quickly Does Alzheimer’s Progress?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease every 65 seconds and more than 5.7 million Americans have the disease. As people live longer, these numbers continue to increase as evidenced by the fact that between 2000 and 2015, deaths resulting from Alzheimer’s increased by 123%. It’s the sixth leading cause of …
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Ways to Stay Active this Winter in New Jersey

As the cold weather makes its way to New Jersey each year, it becomes easier to curl up with a warm blanket and harder to find activities to stay busy. However, it’s important to find things to do that will help you stay physically, mentally and socially active during the winter. Staying Physically …
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Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors

When Alzheimer’s strikes, the early signs are often recognized, including mild problems with memory and slight confusion. As the disease progresses, it may cause noticeable personality changes and more memory loss — with even family, friends and important events eventually forgotten. Scientists have not yet uncovered a cure for Alzheimer’s, but some management …
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Things for Seniors to do in Philadelphia

Being the sixth largest city in the United States, it would take much more than this brief article and more than a year of weekends to discover all there is to do in historic Philadelphia. Having said that, let’s look at sights and activities that are sure to make your next weekend trip …
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8 Things to Know About Assisted Living

If you are in the early stages of considering a move into an assisted living community for yourself or a family member, it’s not uncommon to find that you have more questions than answers. Hopefully, after reading this article, many of the questions you have will be answered and you’ll feel more confident …
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