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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 can seniors save on drugs?

How can seniors save on drugs?

Use generics as much: As possible, and try to take the medicines exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is senior assisted living?

What is senior assisted living?

Assisted Living: Senior assisted living refers to a residence where older people receive assistant with various aspects of their daily living: cooking, eating, transfers, toileting, transportation, washing, cleaning, doctor appts, etc. When you select a place to live make sure that you ask specifically what services they offer, what is included, what is extra, etc. ...Read more

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What risks for seniors on dwts?

What risks for seniors on dwts?

Strain, sprain, pain: Do you mean dwts as in dancing with the stars? Well, there are slips and falls that can result in broken bones, eg, colles fracture of the outstretched arm. Spinal pain or injury could occur from jitterbugging, i presume. Knee or ankle twisting could cause problems, eg. But--dancing and exercise can be beneficial for the heart, overall fitness. It would be best to have physical exam, supervision. ...Read more

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Is P90X safe for seniors/boomers?

Depending on your: Fitness level and any associated physical limitations, you can participate in P90X. Remember, it can be modulated for various fitness levels. But I'd stress that an older exerciser really needs to understand his/her limits, as there is literature to suggest that seniors are at higher risk of injury with these high intensity interval programs than younger persons. ...Read more

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Is exlax safe for senior citizens?

Is exlax safe for senior citizens?

Yes, used sparingly.: used only on occasions, Exlax can be used safely by senior citizens. A better plan is to increase the amount of fiber in the diet, and perhaps even to use fiber supplements on a daily basis, if necessary. In addition, increasing the amount of fluid intake is important. if there are still problems with constipation after doing the above, then Ex-Lax, used rarely, is acceptable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why seniors more succeptible to cold?

Why seniors more 
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Immunity: As we age, our bodies age as well. Our immune system is no exception. Thus, it has less ability to fight infections than when it was younger. ...Read more

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Normal respiration range senior citizen?

Normal respiration range senior citizen?

12 to 16: Besides kids all adults have the same rate. ...Read more

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What screenings must I have as a senior?

What screenings must I have as a senior?

Proven ones: Depending somewhat on age, this list includes checks for high blood pressure, colon cancer, cholesterol (at least for men), unrecognized depression, mammograms (women) and bone density (women). Also beneficial are pneumococcal, tetanus/pertussis, flu and shingles vaccines, not smoking, and a healthy diet and exercise. For more info, check out the iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What are the effects of trips for seniors?

What are the effects of trips for seniors?

Senior citizens: We are probably the only country that dumps our seniors in a home and then visit them there. Most countries of the world the seniors are very much a part of the family structure. Taking them on trips are very important and makes feel a part of society - it is very important for them. ...Read more

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What is benefit of the courses for seniors?

What is benefit of the courses for seniors?

Courses for seniors: The real benefit is that it keeps their minds active and helps with memory and other skills. ...Read more

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What leads to high ESR in a senior citizen?

What leads to high ESR in a senior citizen?

Inflammation: High ESR is an indication of inflammation, with or without infection. The normal ESR value is higher in seniors than in younger people. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of the sun for seniors?

What are the benefits of the sun for seniors?

The Sun: The major benefit of the sun is helping the body to convert inactive vitamin d to active vitamin d, but skin damage and eventual skin cancers must be considered -- for prolonged exposure spf 30 sun tan lotion is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the best exercise plans for seniors?

What are the best exercise plans for seniors?

Exercise for seniors: It is best for seniors to check with their physician before launching a program of excercies. Many of us jump in too fast, over-do it, and fail. Remember it is a gradual, cumulative benefit; needn't rush, be consistent most of all. Water based exerc is good for old joints and muscles, swim, water aerobics, "walking." weight training done right is great, keep u out of wheelchair and active. ...Read more

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Should I go to senior or intro yoga class at 55?

Should I go to senior or intro yoga class at 55?

Introduction class: Assuming that you have minimal prior exposure, then you should take an introductory class rather than a senior class; unless you have chronic diseases that have accelerated a decline in your mobility. ...Read more

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What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

What are the worst health challenges for seniors?

Several: It all depends on the health problems the seniors have. They may have problems with.Cognition, visual and hearing problems, incordination, decreasing motor skills, loss of independence, depression - these are some of the things they face in late life. ...Read more

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I heard exercise improves memory in seniors. How?

I heard exercise improves memory in seniors. How?

Blood flow: By increasing blood flow to the brain and thereby increasing oxygenation and metabolism, memeory can improve. I would also add that there may be benefit from improved mood and overall increased vitality. The other benefit is that as you increase exercise, you are more engaged and less bored, this improves memory as well. There are probably other reasons such as hormones, etc but those r basics. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of senior wellness programs?

What are the benefits of senior wellness programs?

A wellness program: is a good idea at any age. Some potential benefits: Weight reduction Improved physical fitness Increased stamina Improved bone density Lower levels of stress Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem Possibly a lower incidence and/or slower progression of the chronic diseases of aging. ...Read more

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How does foreplay lead to better sex in senior men?

How does foreplay lead to better sex in senior men?

Here's some ways...: Time spent flirting, touching, caressing & kissing is time well spent. 1) longer foreplay is needed to accomplish strong & solid erection as men age. 2) penetration isn't all there is to good sex, nor is it even necessary. See how a session of non-intercourse sex works for you. 3) oral sex is a form of foreplay too! 4) adopt a fun mindset: have fun with your foreplay! fun leads to good sex. ...Read more