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The Numbers Don’t Lie: Seniors Have More Than They Think

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: Seniors Have More Than They Think

It cannot be denied that Americans are getting older. Here are some staggering stats that I keep coming back when considering the aging of America: Over 10,000 U.S. seniors will turn 65 years old every day for the next 20 years; every six seconds, someone turns 50 years old; 55 million people in the U.S. are now 55 or older and 34 million are 65 or older (those last two figures will double); and the over-85 age group is the ...

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Food for the Holidays: Pass the Organic Please

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Food for the Holidays: Pass the Organic Please

With the holidays just around the corner, most of us are probably going to enjoy our share of delicious foods and some of us are probably going to enjoy more than our share.

And when we’re not eating, we’re likely to be sitting around a table and parsing various subjects, one of which could well be: Are organic foods really the best approach to health and wellness?

Well, it probably depends on who you ask. Advocates of organic and naturally-grown foodstuffs will ...

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Sundowner’s Syndrome: Some Helpful Tips on Diagnosing and Coping

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Sundowner’s Syndrome: Some Helpful Tips on Diagnosing and Coping

With a handful of exceptions (i.e., shift workers, college students and arguably rock stars), most of us would agree that we’re often sharper during the waking hours, rather than when evening comes to call. But imagine the unfortunate situation when towards the end of the afternoon, you realize your cognitive abilities and mood are diminishing proportionate to the setting sun.

There is a very real diagnosis that surrounds this fateful condition. Occurring in people who almost exclusively suffer from Alzheimer’s and ...

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Creative Aging: Put That Spring in Your Step

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Creative Aging: Put That Spring in Your Step

There’s little question that senior citizens who are active and engaged in their communities can enjoy a happier – and perhaps even longer – life. And the good news is that there are a myriad of ways seniors can keep their minds and bodies active.

One of the best routes to a satisfying lifestyle is pursuing one’s creative calling. For many retirees, “creative aging” can comprise returning to a skill they enjoyed when they were younger, and even taking on the ...

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Case of “The Blues” or Clinical Depression?

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Case of “The Blues” or Clinical Depression?

It’s not easy getting older. Even folks who remain relatively free from major health issues find that their bodies start to slow down and it can be a fairly slippery slope in regards to functionality as compared to just a few years prior.

Changing feelings and emotions are also often in play for the elderly, and depression can have a hand in those changes. But if recognized, depression is treatable and doesn’t necessarily have to negatively affect any other medical conditions.

The ...

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