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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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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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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Risk of Stroke Has Declined the Last Two Decades

A new study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD found a 24 percent reduction in first-time strokes in the last two decades. Also encouraging was a 20 percent decline in deaths following a stroke.
 
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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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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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