Posts Tagged ‘senior citizens’

Coronavirus Gets Official Name, Seniors At Highest Risk

Coronavirus, a respiratory illness that has the entire world nervous and on-edge, officially got a new name this week. It is now officially known as COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. government have declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency, and federal officials are warning Americans not to travel to China.…

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President Trump Calls On Congress For Drug Price Legislation

President Trump in his State of The Union Address, called on Congress to send him bipartisan legislation that would cut the soaring price of prescription drugs. “Get a bill to my desk, and I will sign it into law immediately,” Trump said. “I have been speaking to Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and others in Congress in…

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Signs That Your Senior Citizen Loved One Needs A Hearing Aid

Do you know the signs of hearing loss? Would you be able to tell if your beloved senior is suffering from cognitive decline or is it just hearing loss?   A hearing aid could be the answer. Right now, statistics show that 80 percent of adults between the ages of 55 and 74 would benefit…

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Ways You Can Improve Your Memory As You Age

Ways and techniques to improve your memory as you age and enter your senior citizen years can be very helpful. Ways: Exercise Physical exercise has a direct impact on brain health.  Exercise reduces the risk of cognitive decline with age and protects the brain against degeneration. The results of a 2017 study suggest that aerobic exercise can…

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Charity Scams Target Senior Citizens During Holiday Season

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Charity scams abound throughout the year, but are especially virulent during the Holiday season. While they target the entire general population, they focus on senior citizens. Seniors  can be more attuned to charity pitches due to their age and vulnerability.   Americans are a generous people. Last year, in 2018, Americans contributed nearly $428 billion…

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House Passes A Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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The House passes a bill today, actually a landmark bill that will lower prescription drug prices. It caps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for Medicare enrollees and direct the federal government to negotiate the price of high-cost, lifesaving medications.   The bill passed with a 230-192 vote, and now goes to the Senate for approval. House…

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Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Mark your calendar Ladies and Gentlemen.   This is a great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and safely dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications at drop-off points around the country. It’s easy and it will protect you against accidentally taking medicines you…

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Physical Activity Keeps Seniors Mentally Sharp, Lowers Dementia Risk

Physical activity can keep seniors mentally sharp and lower their risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Indeed, recent studies by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), shows that physical activity by seniors suffering from dementia — helps slow down the disease’s advancement.       Physical Activity: Study Results More than 450 older adults…

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Epidemic of High Blood Pressure Levels In The United States, Why?

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Epidemic! An epidemic of high blood pressure levels currently exist in the United States of America. You say, of course we’re exaggerating. We say, no we’re not. Just look at the latest statistics. Alarming, to say the least. The fact is more than 100 million U.S. adults  suffer from high blood pressure, according to new…

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Emergency Rooms Being Remade To Better Accommodate Seniors

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Emergency rooms are being refitted so as to better accommodate the needs of senior citizens. For many older patients, a trip to the emergency room can be a traumatic, even dangerous affair. Long waits, uncomfortable beds, germ-filled surroundings, and a hectic pace can be very stressful for older people already dealing with serious health issues.  …

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