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3 Reasons Seniors Need to Drink More Water

Dehydration Poses Serious Problems for the Elderly Water makes up about 50-60% of the human body. It is essential for blood flow, heart function, organ function, brain function, and waste removal. When people fail to drink enough water, they may experience muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, and lightheadedness. For elderly people, dehydration poses even …

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How to Understand the Dangers of Atherosclerosis in the Elderly

Atherosclerosis Can Cause Decreased Brain Function Atherosclerosis, described as a hardening and narrowing of the arteries, has long been associated with heart disease and heart attacks. As plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries, it creates a narrowing of the passageway, restricting blood flow to essential organs like the brain and heart. As …

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Addressing Negative Thoughts Most Effective In Fighting Loneliness

The University of Chicago Medical Center recently published news about a study conducted there which indicates that in some cases, social intervention may be as effective as medications for combating loneliness and depression in the elderly.  According to the press release announcing the results of the study: Changing how a person perceives and thinks about others was …

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