Scams to Watch Out for in 2019

Originally published on National Council on Aging: It is estimated that older adults lose billions of dollars to scammers each year. But there is good news—last year the Federal Trade Commission noted that older consumers are more likely to report they’ve been victimized by financial exploitation than their younger counterparts. Here are three scams that are notably making the rounds. Continue Reading …
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Malnutrition and Chronic Diseases

Originally published on National Council on Aging: For people with certain chronic conditions, proper nutrition is more than just a good idea. It’s an essential part of managing many health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and more. Older adults with chronic illnesses are especially at risk for poor nutrition, which can happen because of bad eating …
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When It’s Time to See a Geriatrician

Originally published on AARP: If you’re in your 60s or 70s, you may have wondered if you should start seeing a geriatrician instead of, or in addition to, your primary care provider. These are family doctors or internists with special training in the health needs of older adults. About 30 percent of people over age 65 need one, according to …
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Report finds few seniors are getting routine memory checkups

Originally published on NBC News: Few seniors get their thinking and memory abilities regularly tested during check-ups, according to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association that raises questions about how best to find out if a problem is brewing. Continue Reading >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions …
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Supplements Won’t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might.

Originally published on New York Times: Scientists still have no magic shield against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Yet there is evidence that some strategies may help. Continue Reading >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at Brookside Traditions at Camargo Cherry Blossom Senior Living Traditions of Deerfield Highgrove …
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4 Types of Exercise

Originally published on Go4Life: Exercise and physical activity fall into four basic categories—endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Most people tend to focus on one activity or type of exercise and think they’re doing enough. Each type is different, though. Doing them all will give you more benefits. Mixing it up also helps to reduce boredom and cut your risk of injury. Continue Reading …
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Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation

Originally published on National Institute on Aging: As people age they often find themselves spending more time at home alone. This can affect your health and well-being. Learn if you might be at risk and how to stay connected. View Infographic >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at …
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Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation

Originally published on National Institute on Aging: As people age they often find themselves spending more time at home alone. This can affect your health and well-being. Learn if you might be at risk and how to stay connected. View Infographic >   OUR COMMUNITIES Apple Blossom Senior Living Ashtongrove Senior Living Traditions at Beaumont Traditions of Beavercreek Traditions at …