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Phase ll of Alzheimer

Phase ll of Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise

Despite all the efforts that experts are putting in discovering a cure to Alzheimer’s throughout the years, achieving the goal to save lives proves to be challenging. However, there have been positive developments. In recent research, it has emerged and there could be a possible stop to the progression of Alzheimer’s.

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10 essential foods for seniors

10 essential foods for seniors

Eating a well-balanced diet and having a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand when aiming to live a healthy life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 65% of diseases that seniors face is a result of not eating properly. Lack of nutrition causes a huge gap in nourishment essential to keeping the body in best condition. 

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Signs of dementia

Signs of dementia

According to the World Health Organization, there are about 50 million people worldwide who have dementia and each year almost 10 million diagnosed with it. But what is dementia? Dementia is a progressive disease that deteriorates every day cognitive functions such as memory, orientation, and comprehension.

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How much does a stairlift cost?

How much does a stairlift cost?

The most commonly asked question of anyone considering a stairlift is “how much will it cost?" A quick search of the internet will soon show that most reputable stairlift companies do not quote ‘flat rate’ figures for the cost of a stairlift, and Acorn Stairlifts is no exception. The reason for this is simple – every staircase is different, so no two stairlifts are exactly the same or will cost the same.

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When it comes to falls, prevention is best

When it comes to falls, prevention is best

Unfortunately, as we grow older our bones become thinner and weaker and our reflexes are not what they were. Simple trips, slips and falls can be serious, resulting in painful bruising or even broken bones and long, inconvenient periods of recovery. 

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Preventing Heatstroke During the Summer

Preventing Heatstroke During the Summer

It can be very hot during summer months, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages older adults to take extra precautions this summer to avoid a heatstroke. Try to avoid being in the heat for too long as often as possible to protect yourself, and stay hydrated! 

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8 Tips for Seniors Traveling This Summer

8 Tips for Seniors Traveling This Summer

Summer is here and that means kids are out of school and ready for some vacation and everyone else is looking forward to an outdoor break. If you are planning to go and participate in any fun activity this summer that involves traveling, Senior Directory has these 8 helpful tips to ensure you a safer, more comfortable and trouble-free adventure.

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Senior Safety Tip No. 4: Fire Safety

Senior Safety Tip No. 4: Fire Safety

Happy National Safety Month! A good tip to keep in mind when thinking of safety in your home is to make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are up to date. Rule of thumb is that if your detectors are over 10 years old, it is time for them to be replaced. Too much carbon monoxide absorbed can be very fatal.

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Senior Safety Tip No. 2: Outside Home Safety

Senior Safety Tip No. 2: Outside Home Safety

Happy National Safety Month! As we get older, the potential of falling increases. Being aware of potential dangers in and out of the home means you can better prepare. Today’s tip involves the safety of you and your loved ones outside of the home. Keeping your yard well-maintained will help reduce any risks of falling.

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