Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Profile of Older Americans: 2010

Highlights* The older population (65+) numbered 39.6 million in 2009, an increase of 4.3 million or 12.5% since 1999. The number of Americans aged 45-64 – who will reach 65 over the next two decades – increased by 26% during … Continue reading

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Get Up and Move

Arthritis can be debilitating to many people.  One way to help those that suffer or want to possibly prevent the onset of arthritis is to get up and move.  Watch this fun little clip: Our staff, here at your local … Continue reading

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Fact Sheet Introduction Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It’s as common in women as it is in men. This year, over 142,500 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 51,400 will die … Continue reading

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Arthritis and Diet

Patients with arthritis are often encouraged to steer clear of all sorts of foods. But few of these diets are supported by any evidence. In one of the largest analysis  of diet and various types of arthritis, researchers looked at data … Continue reading

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50/50 Rule

Helping Siblings Overcome Family Conflict While Caring for Aging Parents This guide is designed to help adult siblings and their aging parents deal with those sensitive situations that arise among brothers and sisters as their parents age and need assistance. … Continue reading

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Something Fishy

There are many benefits of fish oil for senior citizens. Senior citizens may need this wonder oil more than any other group. Due to hormonal and body structural changes with a reduced body immunity level, older people tend to contract … Continue reading

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Video~Dementia Coping Tips

Sometimes, coping with a loved one that suffers from any type of memory loss can be difficult.  In the video presented here, Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care gives an explanation of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Along with her explanation … Continue reading

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