#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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Why We Love the “Grandma Drummer”

I remember at age 16 coming home from a party to find my parents dancing the jitterbug in the kitchen. After getting over the shock of seeing such a weird phenomenon, it struck me that they were really good dancers. The ...

 
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Self-Confidence Shown to Reduce Stress in Older Adults

When people are feeling confident, it shows. You see it in their posture and how they move. What might be surprising, however, is a new study showing that elevating self-confidence can make older adults healthier.
 
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#ElderCareChat 3/19/14 Recap: Loneliness Among Seniors and Caregivers

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 60 new and returning participants dialogued about the issue of loneliness among seniors and caregivers. There were so many thought-provoking, hard-hitting, heart-tugging tweets shared in the hour (733 total, to be exact), affirming the relevance and importance ...

 
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