Seniors and the Stress of Sudden Financial Loss

Sudden financial loss is stressful for everyone. However, for seniors over the age of 65 sudden financial loss can be deadly. In fact, according to a study published April 3, in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), seniors who suffered a sudden major financial loss had  a 50% chance of death from all causes…

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More Seniors on Anti-Depressants than Ever

Did you know that people aged 60 and over are nearly twice as likely to be on anti-depressants than younger adults? At the same time, research does not show that depression is more common among seniors than other populations. In this article, we’ll explore why so many seniors are taking anti-depressants, and what the effects…

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Sleep is Still Important as You Age

If you’re aging, you may be getting less sleep. It becomes harder to fall asleep, and you might be waking up more often during the night. In fact, studies indicate that 13% of men and 36% of women over age 65 take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep. There are many causes for difficulty…

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Manage Stress to Promote Wound Healing

Your physical condition is an important component in how fast your body will heal from wounds. But did you know that your psychological condition can also affect your healing? Research has shown that psychological stress can negatively impact recovery from wounds. In recent years, the link between our minds and bodies has been clearly established.…

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Tinnitus Reduction Accomplished With Electric Sound Stimulation

Tinnitus is a physical condition, experienced as noises or ringing in the ears or head when no such external physical noise is present. It is usually caused by a fault in the hearing system; it is a symptom, not a disease in itself. A person with tinnitus often hears “ringing in the ears,” but they may also…

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Forgetfulness: At What Point Do You Need To Be Concerned

Forgetfulness is something we all experience, sometimes, even a few times a day. Odds are, you won’t be as flexible at age 60 as you were at 20. Or as fast. Or strong. Time affects your body, and your brain comes right along for the ride. Connections between brain cells that make and pull up memories change as…

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