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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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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New Online Source for Stories of Celebrity Caregiving

Most of us have times in our lives when we could use a little more support and caring. But if you are a caregiver to a loved one or a professional caregiver, you not only need extra attention sometimes, it’...

 
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#ElderCareChat 6/4/14 Recap: Ensuring the Physical Health of Those with Dementia

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 36 new and returning participants shared tips and insights about staying healthy through the difficult changes and stages of dementia.

We were pleased to have a guest tweeter join us to offer his expertise on the ...

 
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