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  1. Overcoming Senior Isolation
    Apr. 15, 2010 -- Senior isolation may occur when a senior family member lives alone, has limited social interaction with peers, or does not actively engage in maintaining friendships and relationships.
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  2. Easy-To-Do Mental Exercises For Seniors
    Apr. 15, 2010 -- There are many ways in which seniors can engage in mental exercises. On their own, with a friend or family member, or with a caregiver.
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  3. Exercise & Fitness For Seniors
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Regular exercise can help prevent or delay certain diseases and conditions. Some of these include Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.
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  4. Sleep & Aging: How They Relate
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Many people, including older people themselves, believe that you need less sleep as you age. The truth is that as you age you get less sleep—not that you need it less.
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  5. Watching Your Own Well-Being As A Caregiver
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- In the case of family caregivers, the job is done out of love, because they care and because their loved one will be more comforted by the familiar face of a family member than a stranger. The question is: Who is caring for the caregivers?
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  6. Hospital Discharge Process: What To Expect
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- With hospital stays now shorter than ever due to Medicare restrictions and an increase in managed care, hospital discharge planning is more important than ever.
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  7. Admitting A Loved One To A Hospital
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Whether young or old, few people like the thought of being admitted to the hospital.
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  8. Arthritis & Seniors: The Basics
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Caring for someone who has arthritis requires you to understand what arthritis is and how it impacts the body.
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  9. Memory Loss & Seniors: The Basics
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Though everyone ages, bodies age in unique ways, including brains. For many, memory loss is a concern, either because of a family history or a personal fear.
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  10. Osteoporosis & Seniors: The Basics
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Osteoporosis is a disease that can affect people of any age. It strikes particularly hard at seniors, and especially at seniors living in the United States.
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  11. Dementia & Seniors: The Basics
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Dementia is a state of mental degeneration that is associated with other medical conditions including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and strokes.
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  12. Avoiding Depression During The Golden Years
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Depression has become a serious problem for people of all ages, but seniors are particularly vulnerable during their golden years.
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  13. Staying Sharp As You Age: Use It Or Lose It
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- The brain is like any other part of the body: If you exercise and nourish it, it's likely that it will serve you well to the end of your life.
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  14. Stress Management For Seniors
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Most people don't think about how stressful aging can be. Being past one's youth and retired from employment can trigger stress-related health issues.
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  15. Elderly Depression
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Depression among seniors, or elderly depression, is becoming increasing common. Senior citizens are more likely to face a chronic medical condition and/or the loss of a beloved spouse, which can lead to feelings of loss and change.
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  16. Massage Therapy Soothes Seniors
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Senior citizens suffering from arthritis, joint pain, and the side effects of poor circulation often take medication to control the symptoms, but there are some natural healing options available.
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  17. Anti-Aging Diet Tips
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- We all know "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was just a movie. In real life, most people look and feel older with each passing year.
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  18. Healthy Diet Options For Seniors
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- As a caregiver for older people, it's important for you to select and prepare foods that support their optimal health.
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