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Combatting bone density decline in seniors

Most people know that calcium is one of the most essential nutrients for growing children, but it can be equally important for older people, too. As people grow older, the integrity of their bones can gradually deteriorate. This can present unique dangers to the elderly, as even small trips and falls can pose serious risks.

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Doctors work toward developing artificial pancreas for diabetes patients

Older people who struggle to manage diabetes may soon have a new tool at their disposal. Doctors from the Park Nicollet clinic in the United States have taken a significant step forward on the development of so-called artificial pancreases, which can monitor a patient's blood sugar levels and supply insulin when it becomes necessary, according to The Associated Press.

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Puzzles and games can slow cognitive decline in seniors

When the time comes to help an ageing relative move into a home where they can benefit from assisted living, it pays to think about not only the level of physical exercise they will receive at their care home, but also their mental stimulation.

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Low-impact exercise can reduce the likelihood of age-related health conditions

Staying active isn't just important for seniors' physical health. A regular fitness regime can have a range of cognitive benefits for seniors, particularly those who are at risk of developing serious mental health conditions like Alzheimer's. If you're considering helping your aging relative move into an assisted living community or care home, you may want to ask about whether low-impact exercise is part of daily life.

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