Monthly Archives: September 2010

50 is the New 25!

The average 50 year old is living the life of someone half their age, a study commissioned by Benenden Healthcare revealed today. Researchers found the typical ‘nifty fifty’ is more sociable, happy and active than someone in their mid to … Continue reading

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When Miles Separate You

Nowadays, families are increasingly spread across the country, sometimes the world. As our parents age and require assistance at home, being separated by such a great distance can complicate the communication required to assess the situation and provide the proper … Continue reading

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New Research for Paskinson’s

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will be part of a $40 million, landmark study of Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 1 million Americans. The study is modeled after the recent breakthrough study of Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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What is Hospice Care?

What is hospice? Probably no form of senior care is as little understood as hospice. People often have misconceptions about it and almost always questions such as: * Is it a building, like a hospital? * Who are the professionals … Continue reading

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Safe Social Networking

You don’t have to use location-based sites like FourSquare, GoWalla or Brightkite to put your safety in jeopardy. Even standard social networking and blogging sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace can arm criminals with the exact information they need to … Continue reading

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Helping Seniors Accept Help

Two of the most important issues for seniors are to remain independent and keep living in their own home. But health and cognitive issues can sometimes make normal day to day living a bit more challenging. While some seniors accept … Continue reading

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September is National Cholesterol Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and … Continue reading

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Making Alzheimer’s a National Priority

Alzheimers.org has a petition (with an extremely easy form to fill out that will instantly connect to the appropriate Congressional members) to advocate for funding for Alzheimer research, care and prevention. It takes seconds to fill out, or it can … Continue reading

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Challenges or Rewards?- Intergenerational Living

Intergenerational living seems to generate positive feelings of care and accomplishment combined with stress.  That’s what recent Home Instead Senior Care research indicates.  Consider this: 1.  Those who live with their senior loved ones say the best thing about being … Continue reading

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Communication Tips: Children with Parents

Many adult children of aging adults know how difficult it can be to talk with their parents about certain topics. Following, from Home Instead Senior Care and communication expert Jake Harwood, Ph.D., from the University of Arizona, are tips to … Continue reading

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