Beauty Products Often Contain Health Risks

In an effort to be healthier, I’m searching out organic foods and skin care products with more natural ingredients. To do so, I’ve become an avid label reader, despite how hard the fine print is on these older ...

 
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CARE Act to Offer Essential Support to Caregivers

We often hear about serious gaps in senior healthcare. Many occur when an older adult is hospitalized then released to a rehab facility or to return home. Although conscientious medical providers do try to coordinate care with transitioning patients and ...

 
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Lack of Financial Planning Tied to Neglect of Health

Doctors, therapists, and other healthcare providers understand there is a strong link between physical and psychological wellness. The brain plays a large part in the healing process and more recently has been found to be a factor in preventative care. ...

 
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Fear of Side Effects Causes Patients to Stop Medications

When you fill a new prescription, do you read the drug information insert from the pharmacy? Reading that list of possible side effects can be a little scary. But having that knowledge and also any potential drug interactions makes you ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 7/16/14 Recap: Aging in Place and Universal Design

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants discussed aging in place and universal design. In regards to where and how we want to age -- and provide care for those who are aging -- participants discussed existing and ...

 
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Senior Romance Done Right: “Last Tango in Halifax”

I’m not big on romantic-themed movies or television and am particularly skeptical of the media’s portrayal of senior relationships. Unfortunately, stereotypes seem to be the norm with “cute little old lady” meets “curmudgeonly old fellow” following a predictable ...

 
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States and Cities That Are Kinder To Seniors’ Budgets

The media uses many different words or phrases to describe boomers and seniors making major changes in later life – “downsizing,” “re-imagining,” or “starting the third chapter.” Driven by the need for change, a new lifestyle or making financial adjustments to ...

 
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Watch Your Back: Help for Heavy Lifting Tasks

When younger, I regularly lifted weights and considered myself fairly strong. But as I recently lugged five 40-pound bags of water softener salt to my basement, it was a sorry reminder that this aging body isn’t up to the ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 7/2/14 Recap: What You Need to Know About Health IT

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 56 participants discussed the amazing benefits of existing and emerging health tech tools, and learned more about health IT from our top-notch guest experts, Nadine Robin (@HITNadine) and Jamie Martin (@LHCQF1) of the Louisiana Health Care ...

 
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Seniors Embracing Home Technology to Help them Age in Place

Everyone knows that technology offers a lot of options for simplifying and streamlining parts of your life. When it comes to seniors who are aging in place, online innovations and tech gadgets can help keep them safe, connected to loved ...

 
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