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What age are you a senior citizen?

What age are you a senior citizen?

65: Technically, 65- the age you become generally eligible for medicare in the us. Some organizations are trying to pull people in earlier(like age 55), but likely this age will become less relevant as we live longer and more productive lives into very old age. ...Read more

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Is 10mg ampitripline safe for senior over 65?

Is 10mg ampitripline safe for senior over 65?

May not be: Amitriptyline may cause several significant side effects, especially in patients over age of 65. They include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, or confusion. Make sure that you discuss with your doctor if another treatment option is available. ...Read more

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How should a senior start strength exercises?

How should a senior start strength exercises?

Three suggestions...: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing are good places to start for anyone, regardless of age. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance with bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a senior vision to change?

How long does it take for a senior vision to change?

Impossible: Impossible to answer. Some seniors have great vision, some are not so great. It is very individual. ...Read more

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How to choose the right health insurance if i'm a senior?

How to choose the right health insurance if i'm a senior?

Research: Research all plans by checking the internet, calling an insurance agent or if medicare going to the website(medicare.Gov) look at your healthcare needs, how many times you see a md for chronic conditions, and how much money you spend on meds. Then find the plan(s) that best suit your needs. ...Read more

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Do other cultures treat senior citizens as bad as americans?

Do other cultures treat senior citizens as bad as americans?

Unfortunately, worse: In many cultures, senior citizens are treated far worse than in the us. Just visit any other country (first world or developing), and you will notice nearly no handicapped access, no elevators, no ramps, nothing to aid the elderly or infirm or physically limited. New zealand and australia are rare examples that do care for their aging population. ...Read more

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What type of balance exercises are recommended for senior citizens?

What type of balance exercises are recommended for senior citizens?

Your best bet: Is to focus on forms like Yoga, Tai chi, Reiki or Qi Gong. These are great forms of exercise that can very much help with balance. ...Read more

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How can I avoid having health problems when I become a senior citizen?

Heathy thoughts now!: We are creatures of habit. The key is creating health habits both with physical behaviors and mental thoughts. If we pay attention to our self-talk and develop emotionally healthy attitudes, it will help us enjoy better health immediately and in the future when we become a senior citizen. ...Read more

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When you go to a senior center and no one is in the halls is that good or not?

When you go to a senior center and no one is in the halls is that good or not?

Depends: The question really is, "what is everyone doing?" are they involved in stimulating, creative, active occupations, or are they all watching tv? The former is good; the latter may be bad. You need more information before passing any kind of opinion or judgement. Hope this helps! ...Read more