Category: Senior News

Beware of Fraudulent Bank Calls

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Don’t be too sure of the authenticity of phone calls or text messages that claim to be from your financial institution, warning that there’s a problem with your account, debit card or credit card. This old scam is back, with a new wave of bogus bank alerts. In the past week, according to news reports, Read more…

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Beware of “New Friends” of Your Seniors

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Smile Senior Care knows that sometimes, elderly people can feel very lonely.  Over the years, their children move out and away, spouses may pass away and the passing of lifelong friends can all have an affect on an older person’s feelings of solitude.  This can also make seniors vulnerable to a particular type of predator. Read more…

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Keeping Seniors Safer on the Road

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There are 35 million drivers over age 65 on the road today, an increase of more than 20 percent over the past 10 years. That number will continue to increase. And the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities in that group will likely increase as well, as they did in 2012 (injuries up 16 percent, Read more…

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Be Festive and Careful When Decorating

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Smile Senior Care knows that decorating for the holidays is one of the best things of the season but please remember to use caution!  Lot’s of injuries are reported this time of year from people having accidents while decorating.  IT’s great to have the coolest light show on your block but we want you to Read more…

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Study Delivers Protein Across Blood-Brain Barrier to Degrade Alzheimer’s Plaques

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Our bodies are structured in such a way that one of our most important organs, the brain, survives.  The blood-brain barrier, a group of cells in the brain and spinal cord, act as a protective barrier for the brain, making it hard for anything but small molecules to cross into the central nervous system from Read more…

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Holiday Safety Tips for Seniors

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’Tis the season to be jolly but Smile Senior Care would also like for our seniors to be safe this holiday season.  Let’s go over a few tips to be safe and sound this holiday season. Candles are beautiful and festive, they can smell great and add charm to the season.  However, be safe when Read more…

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Tests Show Many Herbal Supplements Are Fraudulent

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Americans, especially seniors, ingest many herbal supplements, such as  St. Johns Wort, ginkgo biloba, and echinacea that claim to fight off the common cold, improve memory or fight depression. These claims however, are unproven. Americans spend over 5 billion dollars annually on these unregulated supplements. Most supplements are unregulated by the FDA because they are neither classified as food Read more…

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A Long Stay In The ICU Can Cause Dementia In Seniors

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A long stay in a hospital’s intensive care unit, where patients are often heavily sedated, seems to have a traumatic effect on brain function for as long as a year after patients leave the hospital, new research finds. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that one out of three Read more…

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