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How Much Should Seniors Sleep?

Sep 30, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

It’s when we are sleeping that our bodies regenerate cells and clean our blood by circulating it through the liver. The need for sleep is as basic as that for water and food. Many people think it’s okay to go without sleep—to ‘power through’ the day anyway. But doctors warn that, just because you’ve gone without enough sleep for a big part of your adult life, doesn’t mean it won’t impact you as you get older. Read Article

Seniors and Kitchen Safety: Tips for the “Heart of the Home”

Sep 25, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

For aging adults, it’s quite easy for the room that’s considered a primary gathering place—the kitchen—to instead become a nightmare. Not only are seniors over the age of 65 more likely to be injured in a kitchen fire, they are more likely to suffer a fall injury due to: items stored out of reach—both too high and too low—and the likelihood that meals are carried to eat in another room. Read Article

Healthy Aging: Five Tips to Prevent Hearing Loss

Sep 17, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

Many changes that occur as we age may not be preventable. But did you know one common problem among senior adults—hearing loss—isn’t one of them? Read Article

Overcoming Depression

Sep 9, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

Depression can be daunting, embarrassing, and not easy to discuss. But when properly diagnosed and treated, depression can often be successfully managed and even overcome depending on individual circumstances. Read Article

Vaccines for Healthy Aging

Sep 3, 2015 by Travis M. Smith

Aging is a fact of life. Aging well, however, is a choice for many. From eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet to daily exercise to maintaining an active social calendar – making these choices as you age can promote good overall health. The healthier you are as you age, the greater are your chances for living independently in the comfort of your own home. Vaccines should be a part of every senior's life. Read Article

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