Monthly Archives: July 2010

Stop Stumbling Seniors

Slips, falls and stumbles are among the top cause for injuries and even death in those 65 and over. Prevention is key, so that the elderly remain safe and healthy. Causes of Falls: Aging Poor eyesight Illness Physical conditions Insufficient … Continue reading

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How to Know If You Are A Baby Boomer

Simply stated, a baby boomer, endearingly known as a ‘boomer’, is a label used to define one who was born in the ‘boom’ of births after WW2. If you were born within the approximate time frame between (and including) 1946 … Continue reading

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Shoes+GPS=Relief of Some Worries

Technology is amazing! Now it may be able to alleviate the worry or concern of the safety of loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia and allow caregivers to have peace of mind. What is this new technology? GPS shoes! … Continue reading

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Home Instead Supports Working Families

Did you know that nearly half of the nation’s family caregivers are literally working two jobs?  A five-year study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care® network revealed that 42 percent of caregivers spend more than 30 hours a week … Continue reading

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Encouraging Elderly Exercise

Nearly nine in 10 people think feeling weaker is one of the worst parts of aging, but few Americans over the age of 45 are taking steps to prevent muscle loss, a new study finds. The survey, commissioned by Abbott … Continue reading

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Breakthrough to Alzheimer’s Possible

Dr. Daniel Skovronsky sat at a small round table in his corner office, laptop open, waiting for an e-mail message. His right leg jiggled nervously. A few minutes later, the message arrived — results that showed his startup company might … Continue reading

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Benefits of a Pet

Owning a pet can be very beneficial to the elderly. Some of the benefits include: lower blood pressure companionship fewer health complaints less problems sleeping Before acquiring a pet, it is best to find a pet that will be compatible.  … Continue reading

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