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As we age, it becomes more imperative that we safeguard our vision before problems – like cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy – arise. Fortunately, seniors can take steps to reduce their risk of visual impairment.

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Seniors are more likely to become dehydrated, and face a greater risk of everything from falling to contract illnesses. In this article, we’ll explore the factors that influence hydration, the health consequences of dehydration, and steps seniors and caregivers can take to reduce the overall risk.

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When it comes to nutrition for older adults, misinformation can be especially dangerous. In an effort to provide accurate information to help support health and wellbeing, we want to dispel some of the more common myths surrounding senior nutrition.

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One of the greatest threats to senior wellbeing and quality of life is falling. In fact, falls represent the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries of American seniors. With a few alterations and additions, seniors can manage their living environment, thus reducing their risk of falling.

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Quality, Not Quantity The older we get, the harder it becomes to get a good night’s sleep. Beginning in our late 20s, there’s a steep decline in the amount of deep sleep we get each night – and by the time we reach 50, that amount is reduced by more than half. For older adults […]

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This article provided by Comfort Keepers, an independent caregiving provider in the Masonic Value Network Clearing the Plate Think back to a time when you were a child and your parents made you eat all of the vegetables and fruits from your plate. Although it may have seemed like a chore at the [...]

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This article provided by Comfort Keepers, an independent caregiving provider in the Masonic Value Network A Growing Concern Based on year-over-year trends, the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, there will be 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 26,730 deaths. [...]

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This article provided by Comfort Keepers, an independent caregiving provider in the Masonic Value Network A Complex Organ When it comes to exploring the brain, it would seem that with each breakthrough the scientific community makes, new unprecedented questions arise. While this is certainly [...]

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If you’re planning for an upcoming surgery that will require skilled recovery care, it’s important to take the time to research your options to identify the provider that is best equipped to meet your specific needs. Once you’ve identified options for recovery providers, here are some questions [...]

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If you’ve been thinking of incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet, here in Northern California, the autumn harvest is the perfect time of year to begin! End-of-summer strawberries are still available and sweet, stone fruits like peaches and plums are plentiful, and a rainbow of [...]

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