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Elderly and Exercise

Exercising three times a week could be more effective than medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in elderly people and may also decrease the chances that the depression will return over time. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, … Continue reading

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Healing Power of Pets

“Many researchers are finding that the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease – it’s loneliness…Love is the most important health tonic we have and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love… Dogs … Continue reading

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10 Warning Signs an Elderly Loved One Needs Help

The Eldercare Locator has produced a guide of “10 warning signs” to help families and older Americans determine if help is needed. Any one of the behaviors listed may or may not indicate that an action should be taken and … Continue reading

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Dementia and Possible Hospitalizations

A recent study from the University of Washington suggests that, “People with dementia are far more likely to be hospitalized than their peers who don’t have any impairment in their brain function.  What’s more, about two-thirds of the hospitalizations that … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for Elderly

Now that the Christmas excesses are behind us, many people of all ages are ready to start anew and make their New Year’s resolution. To help seniors live a healthier and more active life, Home Instead Senior Care, a trusted … Continue reading

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Housebound Linked to Alzheimer’s?

Seniors who are “housebound” seem to have nearly double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The research doesn’t prove that being confined to the house causes dementia, and other factors could explain the association. Still, the … Continue reading

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Circuit Training When You’re Older

Circuit training is a term used to refer to a fast-paced form of weight training that offers both strength and cardiovascular benefits. You move from one type of exercise to another with little or no rest, then repeat the circuit.The … Continue reading

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Long-Distance Caregiving

In this video “How to Best Manage Long-Distance Care Giving,” Mary Alexander from Home Instead Senior Care assures families that, while long-distance care giving does present challenges, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. The step-by-step approach provided in this caregiver … Continue reading

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Memory May Improve With Exercise

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal talks about how exercise can improve memory.  The article stated: “A year of modest aerobic exercise reversed normal brain shrinkage by one to two years in older adults and improved their memory … Continue reading

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Helping Seniors Fight Loneliness During the Holidays

While the holiday period is traditionally a time to rejoice with friends and family, it can be a source of extreme loneliness for many, according to a leading psychologist. Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Dr Peter Forster said that for people … Continue reading

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