Why Senior Women Should Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

Why Senior Women Should Get Tested for Cervical Cancer

While it is not currently recommended that women over the age of 65 be tested for cervical cancer, there is new research that suggests those recommendations may change. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama recently presented...
How You Can Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

How You Can Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

While there is still currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there are still certain things you can do to help reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Most researchers agree that the best way to try to prevent Alzheimer’s is by living a healthy lifestyle and...
Having Strong Social Circles Can Slow Cognitive Decline

Having Strong Social Circles Can Slow Cognitive Decline

A new study in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience has found that people who have Alzheimer’s and dementia benefit greatly from having regular social interaction. Social interaction can help prevent feelings of isolation and depression. One study even found...
Exercise May Be Better for Bone Health Than Supplements

Exercise May Be Better for Bone Health Than Supplements

Many seniors take vitamin D and calcium supplements in order to help prevent falls and fractures. However, one study on fall and fracture prevention claims that seniors should focus more on exercise as a preventative measure. Supplements are helpful, and you should...
5 Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe in the Sun

5 Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe in the Sun

We spend a lot of time outdoors during the spring and summer seasons. While sunshine and fresh air are good for a person at any age, it’s important that seniors know how to stay safe while getting the benefits of the wonderful weather. Planning ahead is the best way...
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