Patients in ER Confused About Emergency Contact Question

Most people have their emergency contacts stored on their mobile phone or written down and with them. It’s important you have that information available if you have to go to the emergency room. But even more critical is having ...

 
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Venture Capitalists Investing in Aging Body Systems

More and more venture capitalists are choosing to invest in  medical research and product industries. These investors who focus on start-up ideas and small companies that aren’t able to acquire public funding for their enterprises have been the bell ...

 
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“The Boomer List” Explores a Generation’s Influences

This could easily be called the year of the baby boomer. The milestone being celebrated throughout the media, including AARP’s “Boomers @ 50+,” is the last of the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) turning 50 this year. A new documentary, “The Boomer List,” ...

 
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Viewing Aging Positively is Good For Mental Health

There have been many research studies on the power of positive thinking. One of the most effective forms of therapy techniques is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps people re-frame negative thinking patterns into a more constructive, affirmative view. A ...

 
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Advanced Dementia Patients Given Drugs with Doubtful Benefit

When most of us have an illness, we tend to ask the doctor to prescribe a medication we’ve taken before. They will usually comply if we’ve had good results before and we wouldn’t continue to take a ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 9/17/14 Recap: Preserving Your Loved One’s Legacy

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 58 new and returning participants shared some very powerful, personal, heart-warming and thought-provoking insights about the importance of preserving a loved one’s legacy, and what kind of legacy we wish to leave the world and ...

 
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Disaster Preparedness Tips for Seniors

Fall is a beautiful time of year and a favorite season for many people. But with fall comes some unpredictable weather patterns. On the Atlantic seaboard and other geographic areas of the U.S., September and October can be bad ...

 
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Brain-Health Tips for World Alzheimer’s Month

September is Word Alzheimer’s Month and a reminder that one of the best things to do for your health at any age is take good care of your brain.
 
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#ElderCareChat 9/3/14 Recap: Managing Aging Declines

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 57 new and returning participants talked about the grief, challenges and even opportunities associated with the declines of aging — both for the caregiver and the caree. You can review this week’s questions in this Storify ...

 
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Surprising Study Shows Senior Malnutrition Not Diagnosed

It’s not unexpected that many older adults aren’t getting adequate nutrition. What is surprising is the type of seniors who are malnourished. We might expect those with dementia or ill to not be eating well due to cognitive ...

 
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