Advance Care Planning For Senior Citizens Is A Great Idea

Advance care planning is a great idea for senior citizens. Planning your health choices and providing instructions is an important step, in case you find yourself in an emergency.   Knowing who you want to make decisions on your behalf and how you would decide will take some of the burden off family and friends.…

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Drinking Tea Daily Can Make Your Brain Very Smart

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Drinking tea daily can make your brain and you very smart, according to a recent study. That’s right, drinking black or green tea at least once a day-every day, can cut the risk of dementia in senior citizens by 50 percent. And furthermore, for those who are genetically at risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, regular…

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Bone Bandage Heals Broken Fractured Bones Cleanly, Correctly

A bone bandage that heals broken, fractured bones cleanly and correctly has been developed by researchers at Duke University.   This is a very significant breakthrough. And the reason is that bone fractures are complex, difficult injuries that have resulted in a prolonged and sometimes incomplete repair. Consequently, the patient may go through the rest…

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Exploring the Female Advantage

The female advantage — that is, the tendency of women to outlive their male counterparts — has been long viewed as an established scientific fact. Data today shows that a newborn baby girl’s life expectancy in the US is slightly more than 80 years, while a newborn boy’s hovers at about 76 years. The question…

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2018 Year in Review at Bridgeway Senior Living

2018 turning into 2019

What a year it’s been at Bridgeway Senior Living! We’ve welcomed new members to our Bridgeway family, said goodbye to proud rehab graduates who were ready to return home to independent living, and lived every day to its fullest. We’ve also grown the Bridgeway Blog, sharing with you valuable health information, news, and senior lifestyle…

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Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

senior women sitting at a lake on a cold winter day

As the excitement and hubbub of the holiday season draws to a close, many of us are more than ready for some peace and quiet. But along with that quiet often comes a feeling that things are, well, a little too quiet. Post-holiday blues are a common result of the transition from the busy, fun-filled…

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High-Salt Diet Could Spur Irregular Heartbeat

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Just in time for the holidays, a study came out out that says eating salty food regularly could cause irregular heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a common heart rhythm disorder characterized by irregular heartbeat. A-fib can lead to complications such as blood clots, leaving you at higher risk of stroke. About Atrial Fibrillation A…

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Perfect Health-Promoting Gifts for the Senior in Your Life

Senior health and wellness is a topic we care very much about here on the Bridgeway Senior Living blog. And since we love gifts, today we’ll talk about the best health and wellness gifts you can give your older loved ones this Christmas. The older we get, the more likely it is for health issues…

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Why Dr. Google is Not Your Friend

What do you do when you notice you’re feeling weak and tired and slightly short of breath? If you’re like many other seniors, you might to turn to the internet. A 2015 study found that the most preferred source of health information was the internet, at nearly 45 percent. This is in contrast to health…

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Go Green for Heart Health

park bench among trees, grass, and lake

A study released earlier this month suggests that surrounding yourself with greenery may protect your heart. For years, experts have recommended you keep plants in your home, since they purify the inside air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Now, this study by Aruni Bhatnagar, at University of Louisville, shows that living in neighborhoods…

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