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Cataracts represent the leading cause of blindness worldwide and they are known to primarily affect older adults. It’s vital that seniors have the right information to better understand the condition and know what to do if they have them.

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While they may not be guaranteed protection, vaccines represent the best form of risk reduction, and can help make symptoms less severe for those who do come down with an illness. Here are recommended vaccinations seniors should consider, upon thorough discussion with their physician.

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As we age, it’s especially important that we foster positive social engagement to not only safeguard against isolation, but to also improve various aspects of our physical health. Here's why it's important.

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In this article, we’ll explore what makes seniors more sensitive to the sun, and look at ways they can reduce their risk of the aforementioned conditions, so that they can enjoy a relaxing summer.

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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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Falls represent the leading cause of most 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   The Silent Killer It may be surprising to realize that nearly half of all U.S. adults have high blood pressure (or hypertension). It’s especially concerning considering that high [...]

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