#ElderCareChat 8/20/14 Recap: Hobbies for Seniors of All Abilities

During Wednesday’s live discussion, 40 new and returning participants talked about hobbies and meaningful activities for seniors of all ages and abilities. After covering some tough topics in our forum over the last few months, this chat topic was a ...

 
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Suicide Rates Among Baby Boomers and Seniors Climbing

Most of us were shocked at the tragic suicide last week of comedian and actor Robin Williams at age 63. Whenever a beloved public figure takes their life, it sparks a national dialogue and we hear from medical and psychology experts ...

 
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Multigenerational Living Trend Continues

Several of my friends are living in multigenerational households. Some of their arrangements are by design and others a result of unplanned life events. Whether it’s a college-aged child moving home to save money while job-hunting, a senior choosing ...

 
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Clear Out Clutter for Peace of Mind

As summer turns to fall, people start thinking about heading back inside, nesting and getting cozy for cooler weather. Yard work and gardening tasks that kept us busy spring and summer will be put aside. It may not seem like ...

 
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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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These Seniors Redefine “Super Athletes”

Many of us were transfixed this summer by the amazingly talented professional soccer players competing in the World Cup. Like watching the Olympics, we were treated to seeing some of the world’s best athletes in their prime. But with ...

 
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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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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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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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