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Category: Health Issues

Exercise Help for Seniors: Martina Shows Core Exercises

This is a video of Martina Navratilova from  AARP offering exercise help for seniors to develop a strong core. The information comes from Martina’s book “Shape Yourself.”  Now that she is in her 50′s Martina is learning the hard way that even when a person is physically fit, he or she needs to continue to [...]

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Help for Seniors: Music-Based Self-Diagnostic Tool

NBC recently produced a piece about music therapy for their program, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.  In this program on help for seniors, NBC showed seniors responding to old favorite songs.  Science has been recognizing the part music plays in people in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but now scientists are becoming aware of [...]

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Help for Seniors:10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

  At some time or another memory problems plague us all, but as we age this can morph into something more serious. This article will provide help for seniors and those who love them some guidelines in knowing if their memory loss is becoming more serious. Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a [...]

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Home Healthcare Community Supports Targeted Reforms

From The Sacramento Bee By Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare Published: Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 – 12:45 pm WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 — OIG recommendations consistent with program integrity and payment reforms proposed by home healthcare community WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In response to a report released yesterday by The Office of the Inspector [...]

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Noise Pollution: A Health Hazard for Seniors

Noise in and of itself can be a nuisance for everyone, but studies show that noise has a direct and immediate effect on a person’s health. Seniors are especially at risk because the human body reacts to noise with a “fight or flight” response. Physiological changes occur in the nervous, hormonal and vascular systems, resulting [...]

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Your Comfort Zone: Five Good Ways to Escape

Boredom kills. If you sit around in your comfort zone doing nothing, you will probably overeat, drink too much coffee and/or alcohol, or even sleep too much. If you don’t believe me check out the research from the University College of London in  “You really can be bored to death, study shows”. So what can [...]

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Senior Care Information: the Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

By 2050 one in 85 people will be affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Currently every 70 seconds someone develops this disease. In 2006 there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide. Most of us will be affected by AD in one way or another throughout our lives, as we become caregivers or have the disease ourselves. Image losing [...]

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Senior Care: Be Drug Smart

Did you know pharmacies often make one mistake out of every five medication prescriptions they fill? Here are some suggestions on how to be drug smart from AARP June/July 2012 magazine:

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Senior Care: Watch for Medication Mistakes

Have you ever been given wrong medication from the pharmacy? It happens to seniors at home more than you think it does. Medication errors are a serious health risk and are becoming even more so, according to the AARP Health Report “Watch Your Meds” in the June/July 2012 AARP.org Magazine.  Medication errors result in around [...]

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Sharing the Care of Aging Relatives

In a previous blog we talked about finding a lawyer whose specialty is Elder Law.  Here Gale and Katie, our guest bloggers share an a suggestion for helping families work out difficulties using mediation. by Gale Davis-Certified Professional Geriatric Care Manager, Katie Gilstrap-Cofounder of Lift Caregiving ***As seen in the Richmond Times Dispatch on Sunday, [...]

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