Register Now for the Next #ElderCareChat: 5/7/14 – International Perspectives on Eldercare

Join @Seniors4Living and @Caregiving for another dynamic #ElderCareChat conversation on Wednesday, May 7th at 1pm ET. Denise (@Caregiving) will lead a discussion about international perspectives on eldercare.    
 
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“Golden-Girls” Style Senior Living for Women

Having roommates is normal for those in their twenties and early thirties, but older adults aren’t usually looking to share living space with people who are not romantic partners or family members. But with the growing, aging population, there ...

 
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April 26 is DEA National Drug “Take-Back” Day

Like most people, I have an accumulation of outdated or unused prescription medications. While some are still usable and refillable, most are sitting in my bathroom cabinet taking up valuable space. My grocery store pharmacy does not take medications for ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 4/216/14 Recap: Substance Abuse Among Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 38 new and returning participants dialogued about substance abuse issues among seniors and caregivers. Joining the conversation to add her expert insights was featured guest Dr. Goldina Erowele (@carenovatemag). Goldie is a clinical pharmacist with geriatrics ...

 
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3-D Printer Creates Food Seniors Can Swallow

You may have heard of the astonishing products that can now be produced by three-dimensional (3D) printers. Guns that actually fire have been designed, printed, and constructed. But guns created on these machines are such a great safety concern that ...

 
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Should Medical Providers Compete for Your Business?

If you need a major car or home repair, most likely you get two or more estimates for the work. Other than price, you may factor in the company’s reputation, convenience or time of scheduling the job, and other ...

 
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Advance Directive and Peaceful Death for Dementia Patients

Planning and making end-of-life decisions is one of the most difficult challenges seniors and their loved ones face. Having an advance directive in place that clearly spells out an individual’s preferences at death, however, can make the process less ...

 
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Boomers and Seniors Waiting Longer for Grandparenthood

Many women these days are postponing becoming mothers well into their thirties. Some are focusing on career, others have concerns about starting a family in a shaky economy. The result? A generation of older parents and, subsequently, older grandparents.
 
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#ElderCareChat 4/2/14: Legal Issues in Eldercare

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 55 new and returning participants dialogued about legal issues in eldercare. Joining the conversation to add his expert insights was featured guest Howard Krooks of Elder Law Associates PA, Esq., CELA, CAP, and the President of ...

 
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New Blood Pressure Guidelines Stir Controversy

The magic numbers for a healthy target blood pressure (BP) reading used to be 120/80. In 2003, that was reviewed and changed by a panel of medical experts, with a higher range determined to be within normal limits. High blood pressure (hypertension) ...

 
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Senior Living Embraces Farm-to-Table Dining Approach

Eating “local,” courtesy of regional farms, suppliers, and nearby farmer’s markets has been one of the biggest recent movements in the food industry. It’s not unusual to see which local beef farmer provided the steak on your restaurant ...

 
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