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Moving Keeps You Mobile

Decreased mobility due to aging is not irreversible, even though studies show that people typically lose 8 percent or more muscle mass every decade after age 40. Muscle mass gives you strength and is associated with mobility. For some older adults, it is also vital to their independence.

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Diabetes-friendly Halloween Treats

Do you have any healthy Halloween recipes? Share with us!

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Special Exercise for Life and Fitness (SELF)

As a trained exercise physiologist, Dr. Berg used to give lectures on diabetes around Omaha, Nebraska. Eventually, he decided to bring people in and show them what to do to meet their needs, instead of just talking about it. The "SELF" program was born as a result.

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Are Gyms Going Gray?

“It is never too late to start exercising,” said Dr. Kris Berg, an exercise physiologist who worked at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for 45 years. “People are very responsive to exercise programs even into their 80s and 90s.”

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3 Indicators That It Might Be Time to Bring In Outside Help

You don’t always have to wait until an emergency happens to get help, though. Here are three indicators that it might be time to bring in some help:

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4 “Sugar Strategies” for People With Diabetes to Enjoy Desserts

Every year, Americans celebrate National Dessert Day (October 14) by sampling a full menu of sweets. Do you know which American age group is most likely to pick up their dessert fork or to dip a spoon in some dessert decadence?

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Avoiding Falls by “De-Prescribing” Medications

Nearly 60% of Americans — the highest ever — are now taking prescription drugs. More than half of elders take five or more medications. Why such lengthy medication lists?

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Managing Medications Challenges Seniors; Why You Should Report Memory Issues to Your Doctor

These and other stories are in the October edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Staying Active to Stay Well – No Sweat! (well, sort of …)

Staying active as a senior offers a number of health benefits including greater mobility, decreased joint pain and fewer illnesses. Regular fitness activity reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and types of cancer.

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Centenarian Devoted Career to Civil Service

“People waste their later years because they feel defeated by age, or by health,” says Ladimer. “But there are still ways they can create change. It’s never too late for change.”

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