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Know the 10 Signs Workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, January 20, 2014
Know the 10 Signs. Early Detection Matters. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavior changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, ...

Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults

Elizabeth DiRiego on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds research into the safety and effectiveness of complementary health approaches. Much of this research involves diseases and conditions that are common among ...

Research on Pain Management

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, January 13, 2014
Research on Pain Management About 100 million U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain conditions. (Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a long time, usually at least several months.) The annual economic cost of chronic pain in the United States, ...

The Importance of Exercise for Elderly

Elizabeth Bemis on Friday, January 10, 2014
The Importance of Exercise for Elderly As people age, exercise becomes increasingly more important. Unfortunately, however, people tend to exercise less as they age. It is still important for the elderly to exercise. Even if they are unable to ...

The Unlikely Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

Elizabeth DiRiego on Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Unlikely Connection Between UTIs and Dementia Half of all women will develop urinary tract infections (UTIs) in their lifetime. UTIs account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year as they rank as the body’s second most common ...

Flu Shot Pros and Cons for Seniors

Sarah Stevenson on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there on whether or not seniors should get flu shots. Read for yourself the major flu shot pros and cons and learn why it’s important for seniors to get vaccinated. For many of us, the ...

How to Be a Better Grandparent

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, January 4, 2014
Tips on Building Great Relationships with your Grandkids As grandparents we all want to make the most of the precious family time we get to spend with our grandchildren. You can create deep, loving relationships with your grandchildren by sharing ...

Be an Informed Consumer

Admin on Friday, January 3, 2014
Be an Informed Consumer Take charge of your health by being an informed consumer. Talk with your health care providers when making any decisions about using complementary health approaches. Your health care providers can give you advice based on ...

Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, December 30, 2013
Hypothermia: A Cold Weather Hazard Edgar is a retired mailman. Every winter there are a few snowstorms in Virginia where he lives. One day last year the temperature hovered around 10°F, and a snowstorm left 2 feet of snow on the ground, ...

Navigating Long-Term Health Care Planning

Natalie Green, Millcreek Home Health, Salt Lake City LIVING WELL Magazine on Thursday, December 19, 2013
Long-term health care planning is a general term used to describe various residential options available to the aging population when they reach a point in their lives where day-to-day living becomes a burden and a financial, emotional, and health ...

Study: Experiences May Help Keep Seniors Sharp

Admin on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Seniors experience a number of age-related changes as they get older, and some of the most common concern their memory and cognitive abilities. A new study from the University of California, Riverside suggests that while seniors’ brain ...

To Boost Your Memory, Get Your Video Game On

Admin on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Video games aren’t just for teenagers. Gaming systems can be fun for older adults, and a new study suggests that certain types of games may hold benefits for the brain. The research, published in the journal Nature, gives an exciting look at ...

AARP: U.S. Facing Caregiver Shortage

Admin on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Of the many seniors who receive some form of at-home care, a large portion relies on the help of a friend or family member. These family caregivers are more often than not members of the baby boomer generation, but as they begin to reach an age ...

Support Heart Health With Squash

Admin on Saturday, October 26, 2013
Support Heart Health With Squash According to the Mayo Clinic, eating squash as part of a balanced diet and exercise routine may help promote heart health. Here are a couple of yummy recipes for incorporating squash into snacks and meals ...