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Life Expectancy For Seniors Will Be At All Time High By 2060

Life expectancy for senior citizens is expected to reach an average of 85 years of age by the year 2060, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Indeed, by 2060, 25 percent of all U.S. residents will be over age 65.   But, overall, the growth in life expectancy in the U.S. over the next four…

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Stomach Warning Signs Seniors Should Not Ignore

Stomach warning signs should not be ignored, especially if you are a senior citizen, according to doctors at the Cleveland Clinic. Seniors are more susceptible to digestive discomfort and gastrointestinal issues, due to weaker immune systems and to side effects of the many medications they take. For the most part, they’re not serious, but nevertheless…

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Age Discrimination Still Hurting Seniors In The Workplace

Age discrimination against senior citizens in the workplace still exists in the year 2020, according to a recent survey.   At this time, about 35 percent of the U.S. population is now age 50 or older. Yet, in 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) — the nation’s workforce watchdog — issued a damning report…

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Playing Video Games Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp And Connected

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Playing video games can keep senior citizens mentally sharp and socially connected, reports a recent study from AARP.   Growing older doesn’t have to mean a decline in mental health. Indeed, just the opposite outcome is attainable. The survey from AARP shows that playing video games among seniors is booming. For example, in the last…

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Cognitive Impairment Linked To Weak Hand Grip In Seniors

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.Cognitive impairment has been linked to weak hand grip in senior citizens, a recent study reports.   Older adults with a weaker handgrip were more likely to be cognitively impaired than those with a stronger grip, according to this National Institute of Aging (NIA) funded study.   The findings suggest that handgrip strength may be…

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Sleep Deprivation Impairs Ability To Complete Complex Tasks

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Sleep deprivation can impair your ability to successfully complete complex tasks, a new study reports.   A good night’s sleep is important to maintaining both physical and cognitive health. Our bodies know this instinctively, and researchers have proved many times that this is true.   Several studies have already shown that sleep protects your vascular…

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Does Your Flu Shot Last Through To Next Year Or Not?

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Friends, it’s flu shot season again — time to roll up your sleeves and get that winter protection against this miserable virus. Even though most of us are troopers, and we get this vaccine every year, many of us still hesitate.   Why is that? I guess it’s because many of us still get the…

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November Is National Family Caregivers Month, Say Thank You

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November is designated as National Family Caregivers Month. It is a time to recognize and salute family caregivers across the country — for their dedication, hard work and self-sacrifice. This year’s theme is “Caregiving Around the Clock.”   President Clinton signed the first National Family Caregivers Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997. Since then, every President…

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House Bill Vote To Lower Prescription Drug Prices Up For Vote

Finally, after much talk-talk and delays, a bill that lowers prescription drug prices for Medicare Part D enrollees was sent to the full House of Representatives for a vote. The bill requires the program to negotiate prices and cap out-of-pocket costs.   The Ways and Means Committee approved HR 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now…

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Hypertension Increases Your Risk For Dementia And Memory Loss

It is well known and accepted that hypertension increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. But, did you know that it also can increase your risk for Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? You’re surprised, right? That’s because few long-term studies have examined the effect of high blood pressure with memory loss and cognitive decline.  …

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