Archive for August, 2011

Lack of deep sleep contributes to high blood pressure

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
Lack of deep sleep contributes to high blood pressure

A lack of deep sleep may be one of the reasons why people develop high blood pressure.  A study of older men published Monday found that those who got the least amount of deep sleep were 80% more likely to develop high blood pressure, compared to those who got longer, less interrupted sleep. Researchers studied [...]

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How can I control my panic attacks?

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
How can I control my panic attacks?

Question asked by Stephanie via e-mail I’ve been having a lot of panic attacks, almost every day; sometimes when I’m working, dealing with the kids or just nothing at all. I’ll get shortness of breath, chest hurts on both sides or just one side, and a lot of my heart skipping a beat. And it [...]

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Old Enough (U. S. Senior Citizen. Resources For America’s Senior Citizens)

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

One way to live longer and healthier is to let go of stress – to keep moving forward after life’s setbacks. According to gerontologist and commentator Mark Lachs, longevity often has a genetic basis; but it’s also affected by what geriatricians call “adaptive competence” – the ability to recover from biological and psychological stress – [...]

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Old and Sick worried about the financial pressures

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON —  The “golden years” may lose some luster for many baby boomers worried about the financial pressures that come with age. Many of the nation’s 77 million boomers are worried about being able to pay their medical bills as they get older, a new poll finds. The concern is so deep that it outpaces worries [...]

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Being Old (written by Susan Sutherland Airone)

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

“OLD” is a dirty word in the American vocabulary. Approximately one quarter of the lives of Americans are spent growing up, while the other three quarters are spent growing old, yet our society is obsessed with youth while steadfastly denying old age. Our society has become quite openminded about many former touchy topics, such as, [...]

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Feeling Really Old can become a reality

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Feeling really old is a common complaint with elderly persons. Feeling really old can bring on feelings of discouragement if one believes this statement is true.  Feeling really old can become a reality if one really believes they are. Feeling really old is simply a distorted way of thinking. An older person can change this negative [...]

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Feeling really, really old is a common complaint with elderly persons

| August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Feeling really old is a common complaint with elderly persons. Feeling really old can bring on feelings of discouragement if one believes this statement is true.  Feeling really old can become a reality if one really believes they are. Feeling really old is simply a distorted way of thinking. An older person can change this negative [...]

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Is it a good idea to live with your elderly parents?

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Is it a good idea to live with your elderly parents? The answer to this question will depend on what type of relationship you have with them. If your relationship with your parents is a stressful one, it is probably not a good idea to live with your elderly parents. Living together may make the [...]

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Old and Dying (Handbook for Mortals)

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

When you are very old and dying, you may have different concerns than would a younger person. You may find your wishes about care near the end of life are in conflict with those of your family members or friends. You may find that you have come to feel comfortable with the thought of death, [...]

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Young Seniors (Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies)

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

It is important to distinguish between the three groups of older people: healthy and fresh people; elderly with disabilities, but who take care of themselves; dependent elderly who are debilitated and require care. In total, the number of young seniors aged 55-75 will especially increase. At the same time, the proportion of “healthy and fresh” [...]

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