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Senior Living Insurance: Reading Slows Mental Decline

Senior Living Insurance Reading Slows Mental DeclineSenior Living Insurance: Reading Slows Mental Decline

An inevitable part of the aging process for many individuals is cognitive decline. Some are dismissed as a normal progression of the aging process. In other instances, it can be a sign of Alzheimer’s. Several studies have found that people who report memory loss often years before an Alzheimer diagnosis is made.

A great deal of Alzheimer’s research is focused on not only treatments, but on preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s and other variations of memory loss. Neurology, the medical..


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Senior Living Insurance: Living Longer But Not Always Better

Senior Living Insurance: Living Longer But Not Always BetterSenior Living Insurance: Living Longer But Not Always Better

A study by the Assisted Living Federation of America found that the average life expectancy for Americans rose from 75.2 years in 1990 to 78.2 years in 2010. However, the study also found that despite the longer life span, individuals were in good health without disabilities for an average of 68.1 years, leaving a significant gap.

The gain in life expectancy was attributed to better management of certain diseases, particularly breast and colon cancer and..


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Senior Living Insurance: Summer Heat High Risk for Seniors

Senior Living Insurance Summer Heat High Risk for SeniorsSenior Living Insurance: Summer Heat High Risk for Seniors

Summer is the time of barbecues, pools, picnics and spending time in the sun. However the beautiful sunshine also comes with significant health risks, especially for older adults.

Excessive heat kills more Americans than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined according to the Center for Disease Control.

Summer heat particularly affects senior citizens. The body’s ability to regulate temperature through blood circulation and sweat glands tends to decline with age. Bodies of older adults also contain..


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Senior Living Insurance: New Drugs to Combat Opioid Abuse

Senior Living Insurance New Drugs to Combat Opioid AbuseSenior Living Insurance: New Drugs to Combat Opioid Abuse

A few months back, we discussed the use of prescription painkillers and the chance of addiction and abuse among the elderly. Now the pharmaceutical industry is taking steps to combat the widespread abuse of opioids.

Backed by a U.S. campaign to slow abuse of prescription painkillers, drugmakers are creating new forms of medicines that don’t lead to misuse and new products that treat dependency. If all goes will it could change the face of the..


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Nursing Homes Take Stance on Elder Abuse

Nursing Homes Take Stance on Elder AbuseNursing Homes Take Stance on Elder Abuse

The number of Americans 65 and over is projected to nearly double by 2030 due to the 74 million baby boomers born during 1946-64. As the population increases, sadly so do elder abuse statistics. Estimates say as many as 2 million seniors are abused, exploited or neglected every year, judging by available statistics and surveys. But many incidents aren't reported, and experts expect there may be more, even as many as one in ten who have suffered some sort of abuse.

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