Wonderful Dog Breeds for Seniors

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Companionship is something that every human being needs. Once we stop working and retire, we often don’t have as much human connection in our daily lives as we did while we were at work. This is why getting a dog is such a great idea. Dogs are fantastic companions. The following are a few breeds that are perfect for seniors: Poodles – Poodles … [Read more...]

The Power of Flexible Schedules: Work and Be a Caretaker at the Same Time

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Studies have shown that work flexibility is something that can actually make people more productive at work. As such, it’s not too surprising that flexible work hours can be beneficial for caregivers as well. Being a caregiver is not an easy task, whether it’s for a child or for an older parent.  It’s even more of a task for those that hold down … [Read more...]

Take Balance Classes and Reduce Your Chance of a Fall

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One of the misconceptions that many people have about senior citizens is that as they grow older, they are more prone to falls. Falling is something that can be prevented no matter what the age – however, falls can be more damaging to senior citizens, resulting in more serious injuries, such as a sprain or even a fracture. So how can you prevent possible … [Read more...]

Golden Years or Cancer Years? Healthy Choices Can Make a Difference

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With smart personal financial planning and a dose of luck, your so called “golden years” can be, well, mostly golden. But are you also engaging in smart personal health planning? You may be carefully tracking the numbers associated with your 401K, but do you pay close attention to more vital data points, like your cholesterol level, weight, or blood pressure? Your … [Read more...]

How Yoga Helps Your Brain

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You’re probably aware of how popular yoga has become over the last few years. But did you realize that yoga is incredibly helpful for senior citizens? Not only is it great exercise, yoga – hatha yoga in particular – is great for keeping the brain young. According to studies published by the Journals of Gerontology, practicing hatha yoga three times … [Read more...]