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9 Best Chair Exercises for Seniors

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By pixs4u / Shutterstock.com Just because you’re wheelchair user or have limited mobility, it doesn’t mean that you can’t exercise. Chair exercises are a fantastic option for seniors who have impaired balance and struggle to work out while standing, which is why we’ve rounded up nine

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How to Care for Parkinson’s Patients at Home

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By ESB Professional / Shutterstock.com Many people care for loved ones with Parkinson’s at home, especially in the early stages of the disease. If your loved one has recently received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, you might be overwhelmed and uncertain how to get started with caring

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How to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

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By Chinnapong / Shutterstock.com Nearly one million people in the United States alone are currently living with Parkinson’s disease, and about 60,000 people are newly diagnosed each year. Many signs of Parkinson’s start out mild and often go ignored until the disease has progressed. Some symptoms,

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How to Make Life Easier with One Arm

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By photoshooter2015 / Shutterstock.com Living with one arm in a world built for people with two arms and hands is not easy. Thankfully, there are tricks you can do and devices you can buy to make things a little less difficult. Here are seven tips for

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Do You Need Wide Shoes? Here’s How to Tell

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By popartproduction / Shutterstock.com When it comes to choosing the right size shoes, length is only part of the equation. If your shoes are too tight or too loose across the top of the foot, that can cause chafing and other issues, just like shoes that

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors 2022

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Are You Looking for the Perfect Valentine's Day Gifts for the Senior in Your LIfe? Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, it’s for everyone! People celebrate Valentine’s Day to show affection for their loved ones and that could include your parents, grandparents, elderly relatives or

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What Causes Swollen Feet in Elderly People?

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By Toa55 / Shutterstock.com Many elderly people struggle with swollen feet, particularly in the afternoon and evening. You’re probably wondering why this pesky problem keeps bothering you. In this quick guide, we explain why seniors often have swollen feet and then offer several different ideas for

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9 Stimulating Sitting Exercises for Seniors

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By wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com Just because you’re chair-bound doesn’t mean that you can’t get your exercise in! There are plenty of chair exercises that you can do in a seated position, so even if you’re not able to stand up, you can still get your blood

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